Glad you think I'm a good rider. Thanks.
Yeah, I obviously don't wear a helmet. I know that there are a ton of risks, but I think that there are a lot of other crucial body parts you can hurt too. I know there are a TON of stories about people dying because the didn't wear a helmet or when a helmet saved their life.
I have to admit I've fallen off a horse or two and I have gotten hurt. I fell off of a horse like 8 years ago and got a concusion. A pretty bad one, but I wouldn't have had that problem if I wore a helmet.
I know I have a huge risk by not wearing a helmet, but that's the risk I am willing to take, so please don't try to convince me to wear a helmet. I will occasionally wear my helmet when I really don't trust a horse, or I just won't get on the horse. Yes, I own a helmet. I got it when I was 7, so as you can imagine it's EXTREMELY uncomforatable to wear.
So I don't wear a helmet because I take the risk myself, and in a way it gives me more desire to stay on the horse no matter what. I figure that if God wants me to die on a horse than I will, and what's better than dying doing what I love?
I'm not bashing helmets at all. If you wear them I respect that and your care about yourself. I just am not a huge fan of having them on.