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Why is there resistance to wearing a safety helmet?

Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Medicine
Not wearing a safety helmet has become such a norm for many in the equine world.  Although, if questioned, these riders will state the importance of wearing a safety helmet but they are not yet ready to be different. Parents and riding instructors need to insist that all riders wear protective headgear.   

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