After two years... Ugh... I'm sorry, barrelbeginner... ):
Awesome! I'm glad I'm not the only one who rides with a helmet any more. The majority of teens I know do not. I just kind of cross my fingers and hope nothing happens, but it makes me a bit nervous at times.
So, most of you will ride alone as long as someone knows you're out... Hmm... Somehow I kind of consider someone being home but sleeping as the same as being alone in terms of an outside emergency. That is not going to make finding a good time to ride easy. L:
I ride alone all the time. I really don't mind it because its mostly arena work. Trails I usually have someone with me, but everyone in a while I go out alone. It's fun just being alone with your horse on trail sometimes, gives lots of time to just think about stuff.
I don't ride with a helmet, I wouldn't mind riding with one, but I just don't because my wallet is too tight to give up money for one haha.
How often do yall ride? I try ride almost everyday unless the weather is bad and raining. The arena is a huge mess and floods because it sits in a canyon so all the water runs down into it.
I try and ride every single day, or six days a week if I feel like karma needs a break, but I had to give my mare a week off or so because we have nowhere to ride at the moment...we moved to a new barn and the arena is currently filled with plants and ants...lol
I ride daily, or a couple days running and then a break so Benbo can have a rest. I also hack out on my own more often than not, and always wear a helmet. It's the done thing here, as well as the fact that I've hit my head enough times to know I need one!
I ride once a week in my lesson and then every now and then I can get a ride in on a friends horse or something. I always ride in a helmet, it is required at my barn and I really do not mind. Even though I trust my horse, you just never know and I would rather not risk my noggin! Once you get used to it you never really feel it.