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    09-11-2009, 08:40 PM
  #1
Foal
Rodeo safety

Why is helmet wearing not practiced at rodeos? I'm about to start participating in them and I've worn helmets ALL my life. I feel very uncomfortable on a horse without one on. These are animals with brains the size of peanuts. I don't want to get laughed out of the rodeo, however...
     
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    09-11-2009, 08:48 PM
  #2
Foal
It's becoming something i've seen more often for bull and bronc riders. Especially since I see them wearing helmets that look more like hockey masks.
But I have never seen a roper or barrel reacer wear one.
However, they do make helmets that look like cowboy hats! So maybe some wear them and we just don't know it.
     
    09-11-2009, 09:16 PM
  #3
Yearling
Although it is the fashion for many barrel racers, ropers etc to wear hats, its your choice to wear a helmet. Its your safety. Sure some might laugh, but remember, that helmet could make the difference if you come off. There is no rule that says you cannot wear a helmet. And if they laugh at you, don't listen. Just because you wear a helmet doesn't mean they can laugh at you. You should be the one laughing at them for not wearing helmets. Just get out there, and have fun!
     
    09-21-2009, 04:27 PM
  #4
Yearling
Im on the same boat as you, and im a bit nervous about being the only one there in a helmet but im going to wear it anyway and not worry about what the others think.
     
    09-21-2009, 04:40 PM
  #5
Showing
Don't worry about others laughing at you -- you'll get the last laugh because your brain is protected.

If you don't feel safe, don't do it. There are some really nice "westerny" type helmets out there now, the Troxel Sierra is one :)
     
    09-21-2009, 06:01 PM
  #6
Foal
If you don't feel safe without one then wear it. They wont laugh at you long when you beat them or win more money.... also I know MANY barrel racers wear helmets and many western organizations are making people under the age of 18 wear them so make sure you check the rules
     
    09-22-2009, 03:19 PM
  #7
Trained
Do we really need a new thread about helmets? Are the other 5 not sufficent?
     
    09-22-2009, 03:23 PM
  #8
Trained
Do what makes you feel comfortable. :)
     
    09-22-2009, 03:55 PM
  #9
Showing
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Originally Posted by kevinshorses    
Do we really need a new thread about helmets? Are the other 5 not sufficent?
YOU are more than welcome to not even open the threads then. Some people DO wear helmets, and I will be ****ed if it is your place to complain about other peoples' decisions about it.
     
    09-28-2009, 09:57 AM
  #10
Foal
Safety is first , who laugh last, who laugh best!!
     

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