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    04-20-2013, 12:06 PM

I'd rather be emasculated.
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    04-20-2013, 09:02 PM
I did a gymkhana today...not one single adult wore a helmet...including myself. There were a couple of hothead horses there....and with the antics that they were doing....a helmet wouldn't have saved their riders. Nobody was hurt, thank goodness.
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    04-21-2013, 02:24 PM
Originally Posted by Oldhorselady    
I did a gymkhana today...not one single adult wore a helmet...including myself. There were a couple of hothead horses there....and with the antics that they were doing....a helmet wouldn't have saved their riders. Nobody was hurt, thank goodness.
This is very much like saying, a helmet WOULD have saved their riders.

It's all a gamble, and one of the chances is that your head, while the rest of your body remains completely unharmed, will meet with an unyielding object, and it is just for this one chance that many of us wear helmets. Silly?
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    04-21-2013, 02:43 PM
My friend's sister died when her horse slipped at a trot. She fell onto her head and was killed instantly through brain injury. According to the inquest a helmet would have offered sufficient protection to have saved her life. She was an accomplished horsewoman. The accident was witnessed by her 15 year old sister and her father. It is something the family will never come to terms with.

No, a helmet is not going to save your neck from damage or prevent a broken arm, etc, but it will reduce the risk of head injury and a reduction in risk is better than nothing in my book.
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    04-21-2013, 03:21 PM
I have no heartburn with anyone who prefers a helmet. I use them about 95% or more myself. But folks can decide for themselves what is or is not an acceptable risk, and helmets need to be understood as one PART of a safety program.

I use an Australian style saddle because I believe it gives me some extra help if the horse hits the fan. Or when. I use wide stirrups because they make it harder for me to tilt my toes down. I wear cowboy boots because I think a good heel reduces my risk, and I like wearing cowboy boots. After a winter with very little riding, my mare is once again herd-bound, so I ride off property with another horse, or for short distances alone when someone is at home to notice if I don't come back. I don't jump because I don't need to and because it increases the danger by 10-40 fold, depending on what statistics you look at. And I wear a helmet.

I'm 55, I hurt my back over 4 years ago riding and it is still stiff, and I'm pretty risk adverse. Others can assess their own risks to their own tastes. I will never laugh at someone for wearing a helmet while riding. I'll try not to laugh if they wear one while grooming their horse. But I also will not look down or think bad thoughts about anyone refusing to wear a helmet. Heck, Ronald Reagan didn't, and he also wore those funny looking pants while riding :

    04-21-2013, 05:59 PM
Yes, you are is all a gamble, most things in life are. I made the gymkhana statement because those particular hothead horses were rearing and spining in circles. I imagined them flipping over on top of their rider where they would crush her rather than her suffer a head injury. However, there is no way to predict that....she could be crushed only, hit her head only, hurt something else only or a combination of all or nothing at all. Thank goodness everything turned out well. The youth was wearing a helmet and the mom was not. Both their horses were nuts.

When I go out on trails, or am feeling a little unsettled around the ranch or even in the arena, when learning new things or the horse is learning a new thing.....I wear my helmet. Can't predict what injury I may or may not encounter, if any....but it mentally makes me feel easier, in turn hopefully making the horse feel better too.

But, all and all, it all depends on the accident and what happens. No way to predict.

I LOVE Ronnie's funny looking pants!!!!
    04-22-2013, 01:19 AM
This thread has gone off-topic to arguments for & against helmets, which is ok to have a bit of, but in respect to my topic, re: which it's clear by now that no info is forthcoming, I request that this thread be closed.
    04-22-2013, 01:29 AM
I do not believe the MODs will close a thread just because the OP doesnt like the twist and turns the conversation has taken.
Good topic good points and everyone is civil.
I can see no reason to close the thread and I hope the mods think the same way.

I was going to say this. If Linda Parrelli is serious about wearing a helmet then that picture of her jumping a horse without a bridle or helmet will be replaced with one of her helmeted. Shalom
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