Ok yes, it is Saturday. But what else is on the 10th?
The 10th of July, 2010 is National Helmet Awareness Day.
Why do we need this day?
Because we all have skulls with (hopefully) brains worth protecting.
Horses + the human body + solid objects = injury.
Why do I wear a helmet? Because I believe in something I say all the time, several times a week "With horses it's not about if you are going to get hurt, it's when and how bad"
Now for your enjoyment a picture I found last night of me making a goofy face as I explained to Zoe how to take pictures with my camera as I was riding Portus in Ireland. I am very passionate about wearing helmets. Mostly because I have seen accidents and more so because I have been in some. Luckily nothing serious.
Anyone who has been around horses for any period of time more than the occasional petting over a fence or guided trail ride is going to get hurt. It is just a fact of horsemanship.. You can get your toes stepped on, fingers bitten, shoved, kicked, head butted and even thrown off. It's a fact of horsemanship and you either accept it or get out of the barn and back into your air conditioned office.
So strap one on and check out my guest blog post about my recent fall and how my helmet endured on the Riders 4 Helmets and support National helmet awareness day by posting this site on your blog to notify riders and helmet wearers/non wearers around the world of this great cause!
So, why do you wear a helmet?
Why don't you wear a helmet?
We wanna know!