I don't wear a helmet as often as I should, but usually when I fall off I'm wearing one. Maybe it's just because I only fall of when riding at home, and when I ride at home I'm sort of frightened because I usually fall off. It's a circle of fear and helmet wearing, I guess. But my not wearing a helmet is sort of because nobody else rides with a helmet at my stable. Just more of a not wanting to be judged thing, but then again I hardly ever have the confidence to get on my horse for very long. People surely would be impressed to see a tall chubby girl wearing a helmet perched on a spotted pony. Aparently tall chubby people should have a soul/feel pain. >.<
But this year I plan to ride more, so I will wear a helmet whether or not I am thought to have soul. I wouldn't want to risk brain damage or serious injury just because most of the people who train their horses at the stable I go to hit their head a few too many times. The trainer is amazing, though. So it wouldn't be worth leaving.