I never wore helmets when I was growing up riding, started barrel racing in jr high and witnessed a friend take a nasty fall. Went that day and my mom paid 120$ for a Troxel helmet. (IMO Troxel is a cheap brand but at this time helmets were hard to find and expensive for even the cheaply made brands).
Getting back to working with the horses but even though my family/fellow riders are begging me to ride, I refuse to until my helmet gets here. Then if its the wrong size I'm still got getting on a horse until I have one that fits properly.
I have learned alot over the years, horses and in general. But I am fat and clumsy, almost finished with college and I have an Associates degree so far... I want to protect my head.
So if you don't wear a helmet, why?