Helmet or no Helmet? Helmet of course. As a kid I never rode in one unless in a lesson. I never had a fall when I needed one (except for my Pasha rearing incident and of course I was in a saddle seat then so the bowler hat was NO help at all), but as I got older I realized I needed to always wear one.
Every barn I have boarded at since getting Remus required us to wear a helmet when on the horse so it just got to be a habit just like the seatbelt. I can’t even put the truck in drive without having my seatbelt on. Same thing with the helmet.
It helps how comfy the helmets are now. My One K is truly the most comfortable helmet I have ever worn, I wore it for 3 hours or more on Sunday (I forgot to take it off as I was untacking and getting Remus ready to load to go home!). And it doesn’t hurt on bright sunny days that my helmet actually has sunglasses attached. LOVE.
I think most of us now wear helmets and wouldn’t even think about getting on without one. And I think that is a good thing.
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