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Ktibb 06-09-2010 04:02 PM

Do you make your kids wear a helmet??
 
Spooked Horse: Young Girl Killed by Spooked Horse - KIAH

This could've been prevented has she been wearing a helmet. So sad.

SorrelHorse 06-09-2010 04:15 PM

My trainer has three identical signs posted in various places up her driveway, on every stall door, and at the entrances to arenas. They all say the same thing -

"If you're not wearing a helmet I'm not coming to your funeral!"

That's the blunt way of putting it I suppose.

Ktibb 06-09-2010 04:18 PM

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Originally Posted by SorrelHorse (Post 655915)
My trainer has three identical signs posted in various places up her driveway, on every stall door, and at the entrances to arenas. They all say the same thing -

"If you're not wearing a helmet I'm not coming to your funeral!"

That's the blunt way of putting it I suppose.


Good for your trainer! Anyidea where she got them? :)

sullylvr 06-09-2010 04:28 PM

helmets are so incredibly important especially for children, i wish everyone could see that *sigh*

kitten_Val 06-09-2010 04:33 PM

While I must admit all english riders I've seen around DO wear helmets most trail riding and "western" folks/kids don't. And while it's up to the adult to wear one, I just don't get why to put a kid in a danger just because you are too greedy to get one or because kid "looks cool" without the one, OR because you are one ignorant person.

Ktibb 06-09-2010 04:40 PM

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Originally Posted by kitten_Val (Post 655928)
While I must admit all english riders I've seen around DO wear helmets most trail riding and "western" folks/kids don't. And while it's up to the adult to wear one, I just don't get why to put a kid in a danger just because you are too greedy to get one or because kid "looks cool" without the one, OR because you are one ignorant person.

I was that western trail riding helmetless kid... reason being? Not really sure. As a kid I always just thought helmets were 'an English thing'. To this day my family doesn't understand why I insist that any kids that want to ride must wear a helmet. It doesn't matter which horse or pony is being ridden and it doesn't matter if an adult si riding with them and it doesn't matter if someone is leading the horse!

ridergirl23 06-09-2010 07:57 PM

I wear a helmet, I love my helmet and think it looks good on me... Haha so if you buy your kid a nice pretty/ fancy helmet, they just might love wearing it.

I hate hearing about accidents that could have been prevented by simple things like helmets.
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dedebird 06-09-2010 08:03 PM

i agree buy them a nice one but srsly i learned my lesson of wearing helmets a long time ago i always wore them didn't really know why until i fell i actually broke me helmet the crash was so bad but i was fine

shadowanne 06-09-2010 08:06 PM

I always wear a helmet because the day or short ride that I don't will be the day I needed it. Therefore, yes, my kids ALWAYS wear helmets when they ride - even though they each only ride a total of maybe twice a year, I did purchase a childsize helmet just for them.

Eolith 06-09-2010 08:25 PM

Agreed: Helmets are an absolute necessity.

Not only that, but a horse that is going to be safe! Their horse is gorgeous, but he looked like a hot head! He was pawing, tense, uncomfortable. Why would you let your kid sit on a huge hot horse?


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