Reasons to Always Wear a Riding Helmet

The brain we have in our heads is precious. Riding with a riding helmet shows that we care about protecting this vital organ. The hard truth is that we only have one brain and brain transplants are never successful.

When you choose to wear a helmet. If you fall you can avoid a brain injury. For example, you could fall and hit your head and get amnesia of memory loss. If you were wearing a helmet, that would not have happened. Most equestrians ride for the enjoyment. You want to be able to remember the fun you had.

A helmet is an accessory that you can mix and match. While they do last for five years, you can buy more than one if you like to match your riding suit. Your style of riding helmet can show you’re a little bit of your personality. You can even match you equine horse boots and equine shoulder guard. Either way, examine your riding helmet. You may need to replace it if it is starting to look worn out.

If you are unsure when you purchased your helmet, check underneath and there should be a creation date for when the helmet was made. You will want to make sure you do not wear a helmet that is more than five years old.

Donning a helmet while riding is an assurance that you will most likely be safe from a life-threatening head injury. There are examples of people hitting their heads on a counter or floor and dying. When you fall off of a horse, the impact is worse.

If Your Horse Sustains an injury

If your horse sustains an injury while riding, don’t panic. Clear thinking ability is very important. If you are in a safe place, you will need to can a veterinarian right away. If you are not in a safe place move the horse to one if possible. Assess the injury and look for broken bones, puncture wounds, cuts, or heavy bleeding. If you see any of these, call a vet immediately.

The vet will have necessary horse hock wraps, horse knee braces and other horse wraps to help assist in getting your horse stable. Having a horse emergency is not something a rider looks forward to. Because a rider wears a riding helmet, they may be able to save their horse’s life.