I know I will get bashed for this but I'm going to post anyway, so go ahead..I'm probably not even going to defend myself..I go through it enough..
I have NEVER worn a helmet..and I don't plan on it. People get on my all the time about. I have become a professional at falling off my whole 22 years of life and I haven't gotten worse than a dislocated and cracked elbow (knock on wood)..that being said..My aunt did WP for a VERY long time and she had alot of horses that boarded at her house..there was a girl about 14 or 15 that rode english and at a show her horse spooked in the arena and reared up and she went off his back and broke her neck and died BECAUSE she had a helmet on..Doctors said it, not me..the impact from the landing pushed the helmet into her neck and she died instantly. It was horrible and alot of people I know stopped wearing a helmet after that....saddest funeral ever..casket was pulled in on a wagon with her paint following it with her tack on and her boots stuck in the stirrups..
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