While I understand everyone's concerns about children wearing helmets I also feel that the drama and judgment get way overblown.
I come from rodeo country where the lead line classes have 18month old walking around barrels all the way up to 7, 8, 9 year olds running full speed in the event. None of these kids wear helmets. I feel no judgment toward their parents for this.
What I do feel is grateful that there are still families that spend the weekend with their kids and share their love of horses. I see happy kids and proud mom and dads. I see successful families who are raising their kids right. Its amazing.
Its ok to recognize that there is room for improvement but I think its important to take the good with the bad.