Do You Wear a Riding Helmet?
On Facebook and in the May ’16 issue, we asked, “Do you wear an ASTM-approved, SEI-certified riding helmet every time you ride? Why or why not?” Here’s a selection of your responses.
are, how long you’ve ridden, or how steady your mount, stuff happens.
Yes. I just wore one in my first Paso Fino show, even though I own the traditional hat. I would simply feel naked without it! Stephanie Marshall Cobb
Yes, I do, and I’ve been riding for just over 20 years. It’s second nature to me to put it on. I can’t live without my brain and want it as fully functioning as possible. Deanna Belanger
Yes! Wearing a helmet has saved me from a fractured skull, or worse, and has prevented concussions. If a fall cracks the helmet, can you imagine what would have happened to my unprotected head?
I hate my helmet, but I always wear it. I want some protection against a traumatic
brain injury (TBI). You can sometimes recover from other injuries, but after a TBI, you’ll unlikely ever be the same again. Joan Peterson
Yes. There are a lot of body parts I can live without, but my brain isn’t one of them Laura A. Schaack
Next question: When you’re riding or traveling with your horse, what’s your greatest fear? What steps do you take to feel more at ease?