Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Central Western NSW, Australia
I wear one without fail, and I refuse to let anyone on my horse without one. Although I did get on once without it, because I'd plain forgotten..
As for why, because I bought one when I got sick of using the ones at the trail riding place I went to. After that, I just always used it, and it's a good thing I did as two consecutive falls saw me land on my head. I was grateful that my helmet scored all the grass stains instead of my skull. I bought a new helmet afterwards, and don't think I will ever ride without one, even though my horse is quiet. It's just too much of a risk not to wear one IMO. Sure, it might not save your life, but it could.