Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Chula Vista, CA
yes, you are right...it 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!!!!