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    04-30-2009, 02:43 PM
Question Attitude towards helmets

So when I first ever got on a horse, I didn't wear a helmet. I figured, if I don't wear one riding my bike, then whatever. Ok, whatever, it's just my head. I carried it over into when I had my son. I just recently changed my attitude towards wearing a helmet. I don't ever want him getting up on a horse/bike/ect without a helmet. So I wear mine. Now when we go past a person riding a bike, and they are without a helmet he points out that they should be wearing a helmet. My boy makes me proud.

I understand alot of people have the attitude that it's their head, so they don't have to wear a helmet. But if your decision to go helmetless influenced your child, or a loved one's decision to go without a helmet, would you then wear one?
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    04-30-2009, 03:02 PM
If I had children, I would wear a helmet. I wear a helmet when working with 4H or any other youth groups. I normally wear a helmet barrel racing. Other times, I'm helmet less.
It's really vain, but I just hate looking like I have an salad bowl sitting on my head.
    04-30-2009, 03:06 PM
I'm actually interested in the helmets that look like cowboy hats. The only issue is, you'd never catch me in a cowboy hat. Lol Maybe I should just stick with the helmet.
    04-30-2009, 03:09 PM
I look horrible in regular cowboy hats...I can't imagine a cowboy hat helmet lol
    04-30-2009, 04:05 PM
No it wouldn't matter to me at all I don't wear one and that's my choice. Didn't wear one when my kids were growing up and riding. Don't wear one now when my 8 grand kids are growing up and riding. Just the choice I make I have no problems with people that wear them I expect the same in return foor my choice.
    04-30-2009, 04:21 PM
I have never thought about not wearing one. The barn were I ride, it is required and I have been riding there since I started, about 7 years ago! Only rarely on hot hot days do I wish I could ride without a helmet.
    04-30-2009, 04:23 PM
I think I look a lot prettier with a helmet on than I will with a traumatic brain injury. You only get one body, take care of it.
    04-30-2009, 04:27 PM
Originally Posted by Sophie19    
I think I look a lot prettier with a helmet on than I will with a traumatic brain injury. You only get one body, take care of it.
    04-30-2009, 04:56 PM
I totally understand what you are saying, I just don't wear one normally.

I wear them jumping, with barrels, etc. But for normal riding, I don't. Yes, I realize my horse could freak out and kill me doing mundane things.
    04-30-2009, 05:03 PM
I wear a helmet at the barn, in 4-h, and barrel racing or english but I haven`t done english myself for about a year. I don`t for western shows

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