Another helmet thread. Who would've thought?
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You sir are rude. Geez, just stop. You don't have to look at the thread, it's your choice. Personally I am enjoying reading it, as are others, so why must you put a damper on things?
I always, always wear a helmet, regardless. I only have not worn a helmet on a few occasions. Horses are unpredictable no matter how bombproof they are. Heck, my horses out of the blue decided to bolt last week! I frequently jump, and have landed on my head before, so my helmet is there just in case. Plus I've seen some cross country riders take a nose dive straight into a fixed jump.. Imagine that without a helmet!
I might as well share a quick story that I was going to make a separate thread for.. Last night I decided to go out at 10:30 in the dark, and just ride my horse around the pasture before I went to bed. The pasture is lighted by one light on the barn, so it wasn't terribly dark. Now since my parents weren't awake, and I didn't want my ears to get cold, I didn't put my helmet on. My horse and I had a great ride, and we were almost done, so I just let him on a loose rein and let him canter at whatever speed he pleased around the pasture. We have snow on the ground, and little did I know there was ice under it, he slipped and we almost went down. It was VERY close. The first thing I thought when I turned around and looked at where my horse slipped and struggled to remain on his feet is "what if we had went down and I hit my head without my helmet on?" I could only imagine what could of been.
Anything can happen when around/on horses, so why not just invest in a $100 helmet that can save your life? Just my thoughts.
What's even funnier is that I'm so used to wearing my helmet, when I'm driving my car
I have this feeling of "Wait, where's my helmet?!?" Until I realize I am indeed driving a car.