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post #21 of 88 Old 04-08-2013, 01:15 PM
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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 - cant say for 100%, but her chances would have been a lot better. So a Helmet for me every time.
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post #22 of 88 Old 04-08-2013, 01:17 PM
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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.

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post #23 of 88 Old 04-08-2013, 01:26 PM
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Children under 18 need to wear helmets, every time, no excuses.

When you're an adult, that's your business. I don't wear one mostly because I rarely ride anyway. When I do, it's just around the yard. Back when I was taking lessons, though, I always wore one.
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post #24 of 88 Old 04-08-2013, 01:33 PM
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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.).
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Technically you wouldn't actually feel ANY discomfort of having your brains scraped off an arena wall so...
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post #26 of 88 Old 04-08-2013, 04:55 PM
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helmet on the horse/bike

seatbelt in the car

lifejacket on the boat

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post #27 of 88 Old 04-08-2013, 05:04 PM
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I'd prefer not to, but everywhere I have boarded requires helmets. Also my husband worries, and wants me to wear one.

So I do, every time I ride.
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post #28 of 88 Old 04-08-2013, 05:20 PM
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I always wear my helmet. The one I wear is pretty comfortable and I never remember that it's on my head anyway. :)
Why? Because I only have one head!

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post #29 of 88 Old 04-08-2013, 05:42 PM
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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....
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post #30 of 88 Old 04-08-2013, 07:02 PM
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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.
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