They are phasing them into rodeoâ€™s, but it takes time to change things. The only time I have ever been to hospital from a horse related injury was when my horse head butted me and knocked me out. If Iâ€™d had my helmet on I would have been ok.
I understand you thinking they look stupid, personally I donâ€™t mind the look, but I know others who do. I find it very narrow minded of people to not want to use a helmet because it looks â€œgayâ€. What wrong with â€œGayâ€ people anyway?
Anyway lets not get into the â€œgay" debate, this is after all a camping site. Simple fact is unless you borrow some horses off a friend and find somewhere to ride on public land you will have to wear one.
Not all horse people are bitchy. A lot; YES. All; NO. I donâ€™t have the money, the property or the 4WD but I do manage to keep a horse as a pet. I make do without other things like eating out, smoking and drinking. Most of us are quite down to earth, we just donâ€™t like concussion and donâ€™t understand people who do.
Here is a link to another place:http://www.horsetreks.com.au/country-coast-ride.html
I know there was a place in Tretham that I went to a few years ago that allowed you to hire a few horses and take of for a few days, I supose once your out of site of the barn they can't make you wear it.