A 12 year old girl I knew growing up fell off her "bomb-proof" horse when it spooked and hit her head on concrete. It killed her instantly. Would she have lived if she was wearing a helmet - can't say for 100%, but her chances would have been a lot better. So a Helmet for me every time.
I have always worn one. IMO, I would rather have it and not need it, than need it and not have it. I find it pretty sad that a lot of people skip simple enough precautionary measures like wearing seatbelts, head protection, etc. either for the fashion of it or the slight discomfort or - this is the worst - the inconvenience of having to put it on.
People are entitled to their own choices, but I don't understand why you would rather risk being paralyzed or killed when it would take two seconds to put on a helmet.
I wear a helmet every ride, regardless. I also wear a body protector but that came with a very Stern Look and a coerced promise to wear it every ride (I admit it, I was bribed.). Posted via Mobile Device
Nope, and I if you are worried about being paralyzed you will need to wear more protection than a helmet...though would happen due to neck or back injury, NOT a head injury....don't care you you wish to wear one, but don't tell me I am stupid or somehow "wrong" for choosing NOT to....
It depends what I am doing, if I am jumping then yes always. If I am just riding on the flat then usually not. If I have a horse that I have had buck or something before I might throw one on if I remember but as a general rule I only wear one while jumping.