Hi everyone! I just wanted to start a discussion about helmet-wearing. Long ago, I never wore helmets, they were uncomfortable, made my head sweat and itch, and were comber-some. But, then I started to work at a mental hospital. One of the first patients I worked with was a teenage boy who sustained a severe head injury falling of a horse. He had been through his physical therapy, occupational therapy, and healing. But, he was in a psychiatric center with severe behavioral issues, like he would snap and tear apart a room. After that, I always put on a helmet - even with my fully-broke 16 year old QH. When you have an injury to the brain, people often think of loss of function, paralysis, etc. But, head injuries can change who you are, how you think and react, and it is not for the better.
Do you wear a riding helmet? Why or why not?