Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Pasadena, Maryland
• Horses: 0
I don't understand why some people are taking offense to this. I love my helmet <3 it has saved me so many times from bad falls lol. I think it's quite nifty how helmets are, me and my friends always compare them lol.
Anyways, I think it's an adults call on wearing a helmet. No one can force someone over the age to wear one, unless they are on someone else's property, or on someone else's horse.
As for the vest comment, I think all jumpers should wear them, even if your just schooling. I have fallen off so many times while jumping and I wished I was wearing a vest.
I've only ridden one time without a helmet and that was when my friend was with me and we rode double on Cowboy and I only had one helmet and gave it to her. I even cantered Cowboy without a helmet and wow it felt awesome, but it was in the back of my mind that he could have bolted or spooked and I could have fell.
Anyways, yes I think helmets save lives, no I wouldn't force anyone if I just saw them. Helmets, and seatbelts are all personal choices, but if you choose not to wear them you have to face the consequences. Helmet-injury, seatbelt-ticket (or injury)
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