Im sure this is going to be a topic everyone will have 'hot' opinions on but here goes anyways.
There is always a large number of people that go on about wearing a helmet when riding. But my issue is this...in the english world its almost considered taboo not to wear a helmet. While in the stock.western world, its rare to see a person wearing a helmet at all.
I was taught to ride stock/western at the age of 4 and never wore a helmet until I started riding english at the age of 18. It just wasnt heard of to wear a helmet out riding on the farm. Everyone wore cowboy hats :)
Even at competition level of stock/western riding, no one wears helmets.
I personally hate wearing them whether my safety is at risk or not this is my decision to make. However, where I have my horses, we are not allowed to ride without one.
Just wondering what everyones opinion is on this