Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Hatton Vale, QLD, Australia
i rarely wear a helmet unless im competing, riding a new unknown horse or dealing with a young horse that is more likely to throw me into a fence. even then i only wear one while im getting used to the horse.
i learnt to ride when i was 4 and never wore a helmet until i was 18 and that was because i had to. its a bit like the controversy about me not wearing boots around the horses too :)
the way i see it there are 2 kinds of people: those who will put on a helmet, gloves and boots just to lunge their horse and then there are those that are perfectly comfortable going "el-naturale". im the second of those two. my desire to stay in the saddle far outweighs anything any of my horses would do to me lol i ride one of my mares around in just a halter and lead ropes, no shoes, no helmet and have 100% trust that nothing is going to happen to me because thats the kinda horse she is. for some reason put me in a helmet and boots and i tense up like ive got them on because im going to fall off or something lol
"I whisper but my horse doesnt listen...So I yell!!...He still doesnt listen"