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post #61 of 80 Old 11-29-2008, 02:46 PM
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I never wear one my reason is because its my business, I have no problem with those who do wear one thats their business.

I do wear a seat belt because its the law in this state.
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post #62 of 80 Old 11-29-2008, 04:24 PM
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I wear one EVERY time I barrel race which I get a lot of heat for because so far I am the only one i have seen that rides with a helmet instead of a cowboy hat. I guess this one girl is getting sponsored by a helmet company because she races with her helmet. And they have cowboy hat helmets now.
I wear a helmet when I jump too.

But I don't always wear a helmet though.I don't really have a good reason to but....I don't.
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post #63 of 80 Old 11-29-2008, 07:07 PM
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I wear a helmet 95% of the time. If I' riding a horse that I trust then I don't if it's not right there and handy. But I usually wear one just because you never know what a horse is going to do. I just think that it's safer. *Shrug*
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post #64 of 80 Old 11-29-2008, 08:10 PM
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I always wear a helmet, I know someone who had a bad fall a few years ago and would have died if she hadn't been wearing a helmet.
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post #65 of 80 Old 11-29-2008, 11:21 PM
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I always wear my helmet. It just makes sense to me. Besides, I look very sexy in it!
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post #66 of 80 Old 11-30-2008, 08:59 PM
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I never wore one when I was younger, but now I'm an ER nurse. I see way too many head injuries. I always wear them now. I've been looking for a cowboy hat helmet but the one place I found that sells them are on backorder for a long time. Anyone know where I can get one?
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post #67 of 80 Old 11-30-2008, 09:57 PM
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I dont know... I have varied views on it. I ride racehorses, and would never ever ride at the track without a helmet or vest, but Im quite happy to plod around the farm on my old hack bareback without a helmet... guess its a trust thing between horse and rider also. And having enough common sense not to jump on an unknown horse without a helmet...
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post #68 of 80 Old 11-30-2008, 10:14 PM
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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

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post #69 of 80 Old 11-30-2008, 10:39 PM
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i dont wear one unless other riders are using the arena which is very rare. I do think young people that share riding space should-jumpers always-just my opinion. Messing around while on horseback is a no no-

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post #70 of 80 Old 12-01-2008, 07:15 AM
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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".

I'd suggest that most people I've seen are at a happy medium between the two: they wear a helmet whenever they are on a horse. Helmetless might be our 'natural state', but so is being dead after a nasty fall!

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