Originally Posted by kitten_Val
While I must admit all english riders I've seen around DO wear helmets most trail riding and "western" folks/kids don't. And while it's up to the adult to wear one, I just don't get why to put a kid in a danger just because you are too greedy to get one or because kid "looks cool" without the one, OR because you are one ignorant person.
I was that western trail riding helmetless kid... reason being? Not really sure. As a kid I always just thought helmets were 'an English thing'. To this day my family doesn't understand why I insist that any kids that want to ride must wear a helmet. It doesn't matter which horse or pony is being ridden and it doesn't matter if an adult si riding with them and it doesn't matter if someone is leading the horse!