But what if your horse is perfectly quiet and behaved with your own methods and has no interest in dropping you on your head already, is it safe to say that a well behaved horse greatly reduces the chance of you having an accident? Oy! There were so many things wrong with that statement! Fine his methods may be solid, his skill level may allow him the option to wear a helmet, but to say that they don't prevent accidents becoming much more serious and tramatizing, or to say that I fear an accident everytime I ride because I wear a helmet is insulting. I rarely fear a situation is going to lead to me falling, and the fact that I have learned how to fall fairly efficiently over the years due to the many falls that I feel is neccesary to actually become an accomplished rider, makes me really happy to have always ridden in a helmet.