"I don't believe a helmet will keep me safe!" well well I have never found myself in place to agree with Parelli but hey there is a first time for everything. I have to agree with this statment. A helmet will not keep you safe. Just like a seat belt won't keep you from having a car wreck. A helmet is just like a seat belt it is only there to protect you if you have a wreck. It won't keep you off a horse you shouldn't be riding or keep you from jumping before you are ready to. The idea that a helmet will keep you safe can get people into real trouble. "its ok I had a helmet on" this is really bad logic. Lets remember helmets don't keep you safe they only protect your head in the event you fall or are hit in the head. That is not safe that is protection. There is a big differents between safety and protection.
Also I have to be honest I didn't read everyones post just the first page sorry everyone.