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This Helmet Saved My Life
 By PonyBox   •   18th May 2012   •   2,515 views   •   18 comments
This equine video is a real life experience on how wearing a riding helmet saved a life. Many riders have different opinions on whether using a helmet is necessary. How do you feel about using helmets? Is it required at your barn, or do they leave it up to the individual boarders?

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RoyalCrownEstates  MOD 
Loved the Video!

thanks for sharing
  May 18, 2012  •  1,773 views
 
Chris Antley Memorial  MOD 
Fantastic video!

I always wear a helmet. It is required at the farm I ride at. Even if it wasn't required I would still wear one.
  May 18, 2012  •  1,787 views
 
Emmurr  
I think it's up to the individual to decide whether or not to wear a helmet. I'd recommend it if someone asked my opinion, but I believe that the person needs to decide for themselves to wear one or not, even if they die as a consequence, it was their decision and their fault. We decide to ride horses (A pretty lethal hobby in my opinion) and so if we die as a consequence then it's our own fault because it was our choice to ride them, the same with helmets.
I stopped wearing a helmet when schooling for a little while when on certain horses. However, the other day I came off and hit my head (While not wearing a helmet) and even though it was on a soft surface and it didn't do any damage, it hurt a little. This changed my mind and now I'm wearing a helmet again, no matter the horse or where I'm riding them, I'll always wearing them.
It's all up to the rider, not everyone else.
  May 18, 2012  •  1,771 views
 
Makaela Marie  
This needed to be shared, too many people don't wear helmets, and it is so dangerous.
  May 18, 2012  •  1,883 views
 
Starlight Farm  
great video, great cause :)
  May 18, 2012  •  1,791 views
 
Love Forever  
Awesome video!
  May 18, 2012  •  1,750 views
 
Doodles Forever  
Helmets are both life-savers and a good example of saftey for younger, inexperianced riders.
  May 19, 2012  •  1,763 views
 
Mutley Jackson  
I shared this on the home page with pretty much the same message. I was thinking about putting this up as an article too.
  May 19, 2012  •  1,756 views
 
Winny the Poo  
A horse i leased dragged my mom with the lunge line while i was on the horse. And i fell off and my helmet slammed into the ground.(I only got some scrapes and was fine) Helmets can save lives! Wear one!
  May 20, 2012  •  1,999 views
 
Enephesti  
WOW. I always wear a hekmet, but this might just get a lot more people wearing them.
  May 25, 2012  •  1,779 views
 
SMFponies  
Wow I hope you're okay...
  May 26, 2012  •  1,784 views
 
Let It Ride  
Great video!
  May 29, 2012  •  1,774 views
 
Double Spur Ranch  
Good video
  Jun 1, 2012  •  1,774 views
 
Valkyrie  MOD 
I have only ever ridden once without a helmet and the entire time I was regretting it. Thankfully nothing bad happened. But I've been around enough horses to know that accidents happen no matter what. I am not a great rider, and even if I was I could still be hurt or killed if I didn't wear a helmet. Perfectly good professional riders have been seriously injured while riding. And I know of examples of some who have escaped serious injury only because of their helmet.

Personally, I will never again get on a horse without head protection. I value my life, and I don't want my family to go through the pain and misery of my premature death or crippling.
  Jun 5, 2012  •  1,758 views
 
Summer Rain  
Last year I was riding Puzzle on a hack, and we were jumping some logs left over from the deforestation project that had gone on for most of the year before. Puzzle rushed towards one of the jumps, then swerved away. I came off, and smacked my head against the rocks. Even though I was wearing a helmet, I still passed out for a few seconds. If I hadn't been wearing a helmet, I would have been badly injured, or even dead.
  Jun 16, 2012  •  1,771 views
 
Simple As That  
Great video!
  Aug 4, 2012  •  1,804 views
 
Copper711  
I have only ever ridden a horse with no helment once and I am really never that scared to hope on a big horse bareback but with no helment and I regrated every seconded of it but fortunly I did no fall off:)
  Apr 19, 2013  •  1,910 views
 
StormPonyLover  
Great Video! I always wear a hat, because horses are un-predictable animals. You never know what's around the corner, even if you think your horse is perfectly safe without a helmet. It could spook you fall off or refuse a jump and you fall off or something else. ALWAYS WEAR A HELMET PONYBOX.
  Apr 21, 2013  •  2,112 views
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