Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: East Midlands, UK
Riding Hat or Cowboy Hat?
I have a question, and I'm sure it'll be quite controversial, so please be nice to everybody. All opinions welcome as long as they're not snide or nasty.
Basically, I have ridden English for around 13 years. This year I have gotten into Western, which I love so much, it's put the fun back into riding! I'm teaching my ex racer the basics at the moment, like the real basics, but that's another story. She's taking it so well, and I think we both enjoy it!
What I was wondering, what hat do you think I should wear? I trust her so much, and I never feel unsafe with her (-touch wood!-), so do you think I ought to get a cowboy hat, or stick with my English riding hat? I've ridden her without a hat twice, and felt fine, but I think it would be good to get some opinions.
I was thinking, to begin with, ride her in a cowboy hat in the arena, and on hacks (trails) stick to the old faithful English riding hat.
Anyway, I don't do anything potentially dangerous, without a lot of advice, and also, I wouldn't be asking this if I didn't trust Indi 100%