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post #31 of 56 Old 01-13-2013, 11:58 PM
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Usually not. The only time I wear a helmet is when I'm trail riding.
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post #32 of 56 Old 01-14-2013, 01:08 AM
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Same as last thread like this. Nope, don't wear one. Never have and don't plan on wearing one. It is my choice. Same as wearing a seatbelt, don't do them either. Call me stupid or an idiot. Whatever. Still my choice.

I've been thrown off several times, riding green and trained horses. Some could have been bad. That doesn't affect my choice.

If it makes any difference, I do where a hat. Either a baseball or cowboy.
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post #33 of 56 Old 01-19-2013, 10:39 PM
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Always wear my helmet when riding :)
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post #34 of 56 Old 01-20-2013, 11:17 AM
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I wear a helmet even when I am tacking up, I used to be a little more lax until I got kicked in the head by one of the beginner school horses last year( I was helping a little girl) I value my head. -Oh and I wear the IRH Olympian Helmet (The tan harness model-not the black harness)
OH and I also got launched off a horse on a trail last spring and actually hit the ground head first. If I hadn't have been wearing a helmet... you can probably finish that sentence.

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post #35 of 56 Old 01-20-2013, 01:05 PM
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The hole in the "my head, my problem" argument is that in Canada health care is paid out of taxes so it becomes your head, your problem, my tax dollars covering your hospital visit. I obviously can't make an adult wear a helmet and lots of other things cause expensive hospital bills, but I certainly do reccomend wearing one. There has certainly been a trend for events and associations to make helmets mandatory for all ages.
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post #37 of 56 Old 01-27-2013, 05:23 PM
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I'm forced to wear one, for now. I hate it with a passion. I've never had a bad fall, and my friend has, but never hurt her head. When my horse has a bad day, yes I would wear one, but not at shows, not on trail rides and not just riding.
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post #38 of 56 Old 01-27-2013, 05:53 PM
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I never had one as a kid, and as a grown up and able to make my own choices, I still don't wear one. Have I had bad wrecks? Oh yeah. I've been drugged by, ran over, flipped over on, kicked, reared on, slammed in between horse and said object... But I'm still here.
No real reason other then it's not something I ever worried about.
Apparently, I have a million lives.
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post #39 of 56 Old 01-28-2013, 12:16 AM
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I grew up never wearing a helmet. I rode western all my life and thought I would stick out like a sore thumb with a helmet. Now I ride with my children who absolutely insist on wearing their helmets. What kind of example would I set if I didn't wear one along side my kids? Still not my favorite piece of attire, but I've gotten quite used to it and find myself going back for it when I forget it, even when my kids are at school and can't crack the whip on me. ;)
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post #40 of 56 Old 01-29-2013, 12:51 PM
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I wear mine 99% of the time! Every once in a while I will go without on a hack or trail ride, but usually, and especially on working rides, I wear my helmet! Its not worth the risk!

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