Poll

Safety First

What safety equipment do you wear when riding your horse?
(Check all that apply.)

Riding boots
33%
1630
Leg protection (chaps/shin or knee guards)
15%
744
Gloves
18%
879
Helmet
29%
1472
Body protector/safety vest
3%
129
Other (share your comments below)
3%
140

Total votes cast: 4994

Comments & Write-in Answers

Limpet anti-slip saddle pad held my saddle in place when my horse spooked and saved my life

9/29/2008 1:30:24 PM

i NEVER LEAVE HOME WITHOUT HEAD PROTECTION/HOW STUPID COULD ANYONE BE!!

9/29/2008 12:11:51 PM

I wear non baggy clothing

9/29/2008 8:46:28 AM

chest protector when jumping

9/29/2008 12:14:25 AM

Usually None

9/28/2008 11:57:27 PM

I think a riding helmet is a must and surprised so many rodeo events on TV with no helmets

9/28/2008 6:02:18 PM

I wear Jeans to keep ticks off of my lower body

9/28/2008 2:30:33 PM

cell phone, mini 1st aid kit

9/27/2008 11:09:20 PM

caged, endurance stirrups

9/27/2008 5:29:05 PM

cell phone as well as a pocket equine knife

9/27/2008 2:37:55 PM

Always wear boots around horses but admit no other safety equipment

9/27/2008 1:24:47 PM

Body vest only when jumping or breaking horses

9/27/2008 12:02:02 PM

flourscent vest and tail bandage

9/27/2008 8:34:24 AM

shirt that covers the shoulders

9/27/2008 7:35:54 AM

i know its not safe, but i hop on my horse bareback wearing flip flops

9/26/2008 10:16:21 PM

cell phone when out on the trail

9/26/2008 9:36:48 PM

goggles

9/26/2008 9:16:12 PM

What people wear for protection while riding a horse, is their business and choice and no one elses.

9/26/2008 3:16:50 PM

I learned the hardway with a concusion to wear a helmet even if I now ride western.

9/26/2008 1:29:02 PM

No one rides w/o helmet. Horse can trip/step in hole. Safety doesn't have to do w/ riders skills.

9/26/2008 12:20:42 PM

No beanie protector no ride-my rule even at 48 yrs young!

9/26/2008 12:20:03 PM

"Bubble wrap"...just kidding!

9/26/2008 11:36:29 AM

I don't ride-I drive. Helmets are still vital for safety!

9/26/2008 11:14:31 AM

I wear a neck pouch with 3 compartments. I carry antihistamines,aspirin,cellphone,antacids,peptobis

9/26/2008 10:42:27 AM

body protector for trail riding

9/26/2008 9:01:29 AM

reflective gear for rider & horse

9/26/2008 8:48:05 AM

Never without helmet - persuade others to get one especially for trails

9/26/2008 2:21:59 AM

Body protector/vest only when on the x-country course

9/26/2008 2:11:29 AM

The helmet depends on what I'm doing: playing polo, jumping: yes riding my western pleasure horse no

9/26/2008 12:48:51 AM

Only wear vest on the trail. Half chaps not full.

9/26/2008 12:28:02 AM

If I had to put on all the above I'd be to tired to ride.

9/25/2008 11:44:31 PM

Hat and Sunscreen in the desert!

9/25/2008 11:06:12 PM

Cell Phone

9/25/2008 10:58:48 PM

Never wear tank tops! If you fall, scars are garaunteed.

9/25/2008 10:08:19 PM

Long sleeve shirts

9/25/2008 10:07:06 PM

Denim jeans

9/25/2008 10:00:03 PM

I.D. tag

9/25/2008 9:24:51 PM

although i think it's personal choice as i get older i realize the need to wear protective gear

9/25/2008 8:00:06 PM

water cell phone

9/25/2008 7:46:49 PM

A helmet and boots when riding colts, always wear boots when competing.

9/25/2008 6:51:55 PM

Long sleeves, heavy denim pant, cowboy riding boots

9/25/2008 6:44:26 PM

usually none

9/25/2008 6:43:06 PM

cell phone on ME not horse! :-)

9/25/2008 6:20:12 PM

sunglasses (bicyclists)to keep dibris out of my eyes.

9/25/2008 5:30:54 PM

depends on the activity, the age of the horse

9/25/2008 5:12:08 PM

I don't ride, my horses are companions and pets.

9/25/2008 5:09:31 PM

i wear everything but vest,just cracked ribs from fall,will wear vest now!!

9/25/2008 4:54:54 PM

Gloves for support and good riding boots for strength in my feet.

9/25/2008 4:53:49 PM

Always have my cellphone.

9/25/2008 4:29:05 PM

shoe boot, compass, watch and cellphone (for emergency needs only)

9/25/2008 3:13:17 PM

I used to wear a helmet, but since learning Natural Horse Man Ship I don't feel the need

9/25/2008 2:56:05 PM

After falling off my horse the third time.... I finally got smart. Today, I NEVER ride w/o a helmet

9/25/2008 2:49:31 PM

eyeglasses too! rocks thrown up by running horses can cause serious injury

9/25/2008 2:47:43 PM

My daughter (10) and I never ride without our helmets!

9/25/2008 2:46:38 PM

compass and whistle since I ride in the forests in Northern CA and got lost once for 4 hours

9/25/2008 2:43:46 PM

Always a helmet

9/25/2008 2:26:49 PM

Last year I fractured two back bones my horse spooked

9/25/2008 2:26:29 PM

knee pads! I'm a polo player :-)

9/25/2008 2:18:45 PM

FIRST AID KIT IN SADDLEBAGS

9/25/2008 2:11:32 PM

I guess I do not wear any "safety" equipment

9/25/2008 1:48:49 PM

sunscreen!

9/25/2008 1:30:58 PM

All my students use a breastcollar on their horses...

9/25/2008 1:23:44 PM

I wear all of the above on green horses.

9/25/2008 1:22:34 PM

sometimes a reflective vest; sometimes bells

9/25/2008 11:57:31 AM

Foolishly, I wear a helmet only when riding an unfamiliar or young horse.

9/25/2008 11:43:01 AM

I used to hate wearing a helmet. Now that I am breaking my 5yo Arab gelding,I think it is necessary

9/25/2008 11:00:46 AM

After having to learn to walk again at 38 yrs old, helmets are NOT negociable at my farm

9/25/2008 10:44:31 AM

I am ashamed to say NOTHING.

9/25/2008 9:58:36 AM

helmet, helmet, helmet. 17 staples in my scalp convinced me.

9/25/2008 9:52:23 AM

can't beleive most riders I see use no head protection. I feel like I am riding naked without it

9/25/2008 9:41:01 AM

Safety vest when on a hunter pace or if my horse seems very spooky

9/25/2008 9:14:39 AM

Grew up riding with the always helmet rule, so still do. Jump in a vest and all kids wear H/V/B/G

9/25/2008 8:43:50 AM

I always carry my cell phone for more than one reason..not only for my own saftey but the saftey of

9/25/2008 8:13:44 AM

always HELMET, quality tack, including running martingale

9/25/2008 7:54:48 AM

Always Boots and Jeans,a Cell Phone is a must

9/25/2008 4:59:45 AM

I do ride in a helmet when the situation requires

9/24/2008 11:26:00 PM

Always have a working cell phone in my pocket/ having a gps is also a bonus

9/24/2008 10:42:57 PM

Reflective items on horse & myself when riding in approaching darkness and/or dark cloudy days.

9/24/2008 9:51:07 PM

I don't use a helmet when riding (though I should) but do use it when driving my horse.

9/24/2008 8:25:44 PM

reflective vest when appropriate

9/24/2008 7:59:49 PM

We also have tapaderos on our saddles.

9/24/2008 6:59:15 PM

Sunscreen! Cell Phone, First aid kit, xtra lead, all purpose tool.

9/24/2008 6:55:49 PM

When I ride English I wear a helmet and in cold weather I wear chaps and gloves

9/24/2008 6:47:02 PM

a smile

9/24/2008 4:35:21 PM

The helmet has kept me out of the hospital more than once.

9/24/2008 4:29:32 PM

In 05 I stove in the back of my helmet and got a fractured skull.No hat, no me!

9/24/2008 4:19:20 PM

Cell phone

9/24/2008 4:06:57 PM

ALWAYS a helmet - ne excuses. Not worth the risk otherwise.

9/24/2008 3:05:59 PM

I wear long sleeves in the woods to protect me from breaking out from pine resin, etc.

9/24/2008 2:44:08 PM

Cell phone on my belt clip

9/24/2008 2:41:58 PM

safety stirrups

9/24/2008 2:28:20 PM

I carry a hoofpick, pepper spray and a cell phone in a fanny pack.

9/24/2008 2:11:15 PM

Riding without a helmet is as dangerous as driving without seatbelts fastened.

9/24/2008 1:51:51 PM

I don't need to protect myself from my horse

9/24/2008 1:46:41 PM

and quick release stirrups

9/24/2008 1:32:38 PM

After a recent fall I am looking into getting a safety vest and helmet.

9/24/2008 1:31:48 PM

ID card, cell phn/epi pen

9/24/2008 1:28:02 PM

none

9/24/2008 1:25:34 PM

ride with careful sane people

9/24/2008 12:54:57 PM

I always wear a helmet! I've seen too many injuries when riders were simply walking to the arena.

9/24/2008 12:46:06 PM

I always wear shoes with heels, usually paddock boots; fully certified helmets can cost < $30

9/24/2008 12:27:56 PM

ride with a shoe with a heel as well

9/24/2008 11:55:33 AM

I ware Pants & T-shirt & my ariat boots

9/24/2008 11:48:58 AM

ALWAYS carry a cellphone

9/24/2008 10:44:58 AM

always boots with heel and helmet!

9/24/2008 10:42:58 AM

Boots and Helmet are a must to help avoid injuries. Stuff happens

9/24/2008 10:33:13 AM

No rider should ever ride a horse without a halmet strapped on.

9/24/2008 10:28:30 AM

ALWAYS wear a riding helmet and boots!

9/24/2008 10:20:09 AM

No protection, per say. Just cowboy boots.

9/24/2008 10:15:56 AM

You can get a good helmet for $30.00. Cheap insurance for my family and me.

9/24/2008 10:09:15 AM

none

9/24/2008 10:07:25 AM

Body protector only on cross country

9/24/2008 9:54:31 AM

I ride a Mule so i don't need much

9/24/2008 9:40:20 AM

Always always wear a helmet-this goes for you Western, saddleseat, etc riders as well. You are not "

9/24/2008 9:39:58 AM

Thinking about getting a vest -- over 60 riders don't bounce as well

9/24/2008 9:36:10 AM

None

9/24/2008 9:34:06 AM

Sometimes gloves too

9/24/2008 9:28:32 AM

I always thought helmets were dorky, but mine has saved my head quite a few times

9/24/2008 9:21:21 AM

Always wear jeans--never shorts .

9/24/2008 9:09:40 AM

cell phone

9/24/2008 9:09:05 AM

Carry a cell phone

9/24/2008 9:06:06 AM

Just started wearing a helmet...had a bad fall and a head trama after encountering a bear.

9/24/2008 8:42:33 AM

none

9/24/2008 8:39:42 AM

safety stirrups

9/24/2008 8:30:15 AM

none

9/24/2008 8:17:25 AM

I never get on a horse without wearing my helmet.

9/24/2008 7:43:36 AM

I wish our Western community was more supportive of wearing helmets maybe the new Troxel will help.

9/24/2008 7:42:21 AM

I always wear my helmet and riding boots

9/24/2008 7:20:04 AM

reflective vest for road riding, safety glasses for trail riding

9/24/2008 7:07:00 AM

sunglass for eye protection on trail

9/24/2008 6:52:02 AM

Fluorescent and Reflective waistcoat etc

9/24/2008 6:49:54 AM

I wear what is necessary for what I am doing.

9/24/2008 6:25:47 AM

Helmets are lifesaving! Never without

9/24/2008 12:56:34 AM

Sunscreen and sunglasses are also important!

9/24/2008 12:00:50 AM

SAFETY first! I'm on the hunt for a vest too.

9/23/2008 11:52:19 PM

I wear a tipperary vest when jumping outdoors.

9/23/2008 11:42:47 PM

I have a Arab Mare it is needed

9/23/2008 11:34:23 PM

cell phone

9/23/2008 11:29:42 PM

NEVER, EVER ride without a helmet

9/23/2008 11:26:38 PM

oversized, covered stirrups

9/23/2008 11:26:02 PM

tack in excellent condition

9/23/2008 11:00:25 PM

I had a stroke. My balance is not good. Need all the protection I can get.

9/23/2008 10:56:51 PM

Bucking strap or martingale as a grabber

9/23/2008 10:37:46 PM

tighter fitting clothes so they don't get caught up on anything

9/23/2008 10:37:15 PM

safety glasses instead of eye glasses

9/23/2008 10:32:05 PM

I should wear my helmet..I have a nice one, but rarely wear it to hack around.

9/23/2008 10:20:18 PM

Always wear riding jeans with additional inner leg protection

9/23/2008 10:13:10 PM

on show horses i dont usually wear protector safety vest, but excercising racehorses i do.

9/23/2008 10:01:46 PM

Always wear helmet & heeled boots, usually wear half chaps (or tall boots) & gloves.

9/23/2008 9:56:21 PM

But only when my partner is acting a little stressed.

9/23/2008 9:32:32 PM

none of the above!

9/23/2008 9:18:52 PM

crop

9/23/2008 9:13:30 PM

none

9/23/2008 9:05:07 PM

For safety's sake, I ALWAYS

9/23/2008 8:54:12 PM

break-away stirrups

9/23/2008 8:49:15 PM

Alway a Helmet and Riding Boots, never get on a horse with out them!

9/23/2008 8:45:21 PM

I've switched to peacock stirrups after seeing how they have saved my daughter from being stuck!

9/23/2008 8:38:09 PM

peacock irons

9/23/2008 8:31:46 PM

Break-Away Stirrups!

9/23/2008 8:31:14 PM

none

9/23/2008 8:21:08 PM

cell phone (noise turned off) for emergency calls if your horse dumps you

9/23/2008 8:20:36 PM

nothing

9/23/2008 8:20:17 PM

cell phone

9/23/2008 8:14:46 PM

Sunscreen,Sunglasses,and 1/2 chaps when riding English

9/23/2008 8:13:46 PM

I usually always wear a helmet, but not always boots/chaps depending on if im riding bareback or not

9/23/2008 8:11:34 PM

Really, really important for safety -- my cell phone

9/23/2008 8:06:56 PM

I have found the body protectors to be HORRIBLY unsafe.

9/23/2008 7:57:06 PM

Millers heels down shoes, helmet and half chaps

9/23/2008 7:51:02 PM

Even in hot weather I wear long sleeves to protect from the sun, scrapes and bugs.

9/23/2008 7:49:51 PM

Chaps only in Winter

9/23/2008 7:48:33 PM

Helmets are required due to insurance issues thru most of the state; CT

9/23/2008 7:44:07 PM

Our barn motto, no helmet, no ride

9/23/2008 7:41:23 PM

appropirate riding sneakers/shoes. Hate boots.

9/23/2008 7:35:53 PM

saddle

9/23/2008 7:34:19 PM

Glad I do after a BAD fall left me with only a minor concussion & bruises

9/23/2008 7:30:03 PM

cell phone

9/23/2008 7:18:56 PM

My helmet saved my life just two weeks ago. I would be dead w/out it.

9/23/2008 7:17:44 PM

a good saddle

9/23/2008 7:15:00 PM

1/2 Chaps,Full Chaps

9/23/2008 7:14:41 PM

parachute

9/23/2008 7:14:04 PM

New helmet every three years even if there are no crashes

9/23/2008 7:08:53 PM

Peacock stirrups even though I'm an adult rider.

9/23/2008 7:06:15 PM

SPF 30+ !!!

9/23/2008 7:03:47 PM

Cell phone!

9/23/2008 7:00:13 PM

lately I have worn schooling chaps on trail rides.

9/23/2008 6:59:02 PM

I would not ride without my helmet.

9/23/2008 6:57:55 PM

cell phone

9/23/2008 6:54:41 PM

1/2 chaps, cell phone

9/23/2008 6:49:10 PM

I think wearing a helmet, at the minumum, is just sensible

9/23/2008 6:43:22 PM

What I wear for gear really depends on the horse and what I am doing with the horse

9/23/2008 6:35:48 PM

maximum coverage sun glasses; sun block lip balm; long sleeves; brimmed hat; knife

9/23/2008 6:35:36 PM

knee brace

9/23/2008 6:29:35 PM

wear a vest only if it quite cool. Balance a sure heat stroke VS possible rib fracture

9/23/2008 6:19:23 PM

large measure of common sense

9/23/2008 6:10:36 PM

my brain - think before your do - anything

9/23/2008 6:09:24 PM

I'll admit I only wear safety equipment when working other's horses. My mare is 28.

9/23/2008 6:08:41 PM

none but have made teenage nieces wear helmets and boots since started riding at two

9/23/2008 6:08:11 PM

If jumping XC body protector as well

9/23/2008 5:56:28 PM

breeches to keep from getting blisters on my inside of knees

9/23/2008 5:55:49 PM

Cell phone!

9/23/2008 5:47:39 PM

I am a driver not a rider so riding boots & leg protection don't apply.

9/23/2008 5:41:12 PM

Don't ususally wear it, but always have my helmet in case I am required to. Too 'old school'!

9/23/2008 5:37:50 PM

Unless you are a beginner I don't think you need to be armored to ride.

9/23/2008 5:34:45 PM

I NEVER ride without a helmet! Usually, boots are second nature!

9/23/2008 5:30:35 PM

the body protection is worn only when jumping.

9/23/2008 5:30:16 PM

Plan to buy vest in next few months

9/23/2008 5:12:55 PM

Sunglasses w/safety lenses

9/23/2008 5:08:31 PM

cell phone, on person-not horse. Cell +helmet saved my life.

9/23/2008 5:08:20 PM

blaze orange helmet cover and saddle pad in hunting season

9/23/2008 5:02:15 PM

Safety Equip has saved me from serious injury on many occassions throughout my professional career

9/23/2008 4:57:18 PM

Dog tags and a flat whistle. Make sure what you put them on will break or release if you get wrapped

9/23/2008 4:55:47 PM

carry a cell phone

9/23/2008 4:54:58 PM

Helmets are so necessary for "all ages"! Years of riding, I wear a helmet tacking up & down!

9/23/2008 4:52:35 PM

neon orange vest to increase visibility to others using the trails, ATV's, bicyclers, hikers, hunter

9/23/2008 4:51:35 PM

winter falls hurt. buy puffy coat! it really works, but you never have it on when you actually fall.

9/23/2008 4:51:04 PM

If jumping, then a vest and chaps as well

9/23/2008 4:46:22 PM

none

9/23/2008 4:40:49 PM

One might consider a cell phone as safety equipment, especially if you are trail riding alone.

9/23/2008 4:34:44 PM

sunblock shirts

9/23/2008 4:34:12 PM

If riding with a saddle always have shoes on with a heal.

9/23/2008 4:33:57 PM

Jeans, Shoes, Shirt

9/23/2008 4:31:21 PM

I also wear a RoadID bracelet, which has my emergency info on it

9/23/2008 4:30:04 PM

Alot of prayer

9/23/2008 4:29:52 PM

I never get on a horse without a helmet

9/23/2008 4:28:29 PM

none......Barb

9/23/2008 4:27:22 PM

my horse always weres wraps

9/23/2008 4:22:02 PM

Goggles

9/23/2008 4:17:28 PM

body protector only when im doing xcountry

9/23/2008 4:16:30 PM

It depends on where I am riding what I wear.

9/23/2008 4:11:23 PM

Sometimes Gloves

9/23/2008 4:09:42 PM

Helmet & safe footwear--Every Time, Every Ride!

9/23/2008 4:07:43 PM

cell phone, whistle, light wt. emergency cover, bandaids, names and phones #'s on horse's bridle/sad

9/23/2008 4:06:39 PM

Sometimes gloves

9/23/2008 4:05:58 PM

stirrups with open (no) sides

9/23/2008 4:05:14 PM

2 broken helmets but an unscathed skull made me a real believee

9/23/2008 4:04:39 PM

Cell phone on me (not on the horse). Pistol if we're off the property.

9/23/2008 4:04:27 PM

Anyone who rides a horse without a helmet is nutz!!

9/23/2008 4:00:19 PM

It is extreemly important to where a hard hat & proper foot wear( boots with a heel) when riding!

9/23/2008 3:59:43 PM

safety glasses

9/23/2008 3:57:09 PM

I wear body protection when jumping.

9/23/2008 3:56:36 PM

Should wear a helmet, but I don't . I do have my children wear riding boots and helmets.

9/23/2008 3:54:28 PM

i never ride without a helmet!

9/23/2008 3:50:22 PM

Don't forget the cell phone even if riding in the round pen. Better safe than sorry.

9/23/2008 3:49:07 PM

None

9/23/2008 3:46:15 PM

safety stirrups

9/23/2008 3:45:45 PM

I always wear a helmet.You can thank my 4-H leader for that! It has saved me a few times!!

9/23/2008 3:45:37 PM

helmet:always,gloves:sometimes,boots, chaps:always,safety vest:for x-c jumping: almost:always

9/23/2008 3:45:17 PM

I don't always wear a helmet but I'm better than I used to be.

9/23/2008 3:43:06 PM

knee brace for bad knee

9/23/2008 3:42:37 PM

vest on x-country course or riskier situations

9/23/2008 3:40:39 PM

I just trail ride but protecting my body is important. I have 16 grandkids. Still enjoying them @ 64

9/23/2008 3:36:10 PM

brain

9/23/2008 3:35:21 PM

Sunscreen!!

9/23/2008 3:34:37 PM

none, probably should

9/23/2008 3:34:00 PM

I wear a velcro-strap-on cell phone holder, on my outer calf, for emergencies.

9/23/2008 3:32:01 PM

I really haven't used any in my 4 decades of ridding.

9/23/2008 3:28:28 PM

leg mange jprse

9/23/2008 3:23:15 PM

Cell phone!

9/23/2008 3:22:00 PM

high viz

9/23/2008 3:21:31 PM

Wear a safety vest when I ride xc or young horses

9/23/2008 3:19:28 PM

Face it. Ain't no way to keep from git'n hurt with horses!

9/23/2008 3:17:00 PM

I consider my Equissential breeches part of my safety equipment.

9/23/2008 3:16:31 PM

W e require ASTM-SEI current approved Helmets for all riders any age and heeled shoes or boots

9/23/2008 3:15:50 PM

Vest for cross country only

9/23/2008 3:11:17 PM

Sujglasses if possible to protect my eyes from branches, etc.

9/23/2008 3:08:34 PM

I always tack up with a v-breastplate to grab; that's my 'shoulder-harness'!

9/23/2008 3:07:55 PM

blaze orange during hunting season, plus always carry cell phone

9/23/2008 3:04:36 PM

padock boots and chaps

9/23/2008 2:58:38 PM

cell phone

9/23/2008 2:57:46 PM

Used to only wear a helmet riding english, learned my lesson the hard way...

9/23/2008 2:57:40 PM

I also wear break-away stirrups

9/23/2008 2:57:15 PM

lucky hat

9/23/2008 2:55:43 PM

I always carry a cell phone for emergencies

9/23/2008 2:55:30 PM

everyone should wear helmets. A friend of ours was stompped to death because of no helmet!

9/23/2008 2:55:07 PM

every time!

9/23/2008 2:53:31 PM

I wear a body vest if I am jumping X-country only

9/23/2008 2:52:18 PM

cell phone

9/23/2008 2:47:58 PM

I should wear a helmet.

9/23/2008 2:47:32 PM

Tucked in or shirts that fall above behind while standing. Longer shirts can catch on the saddle

9/23/2008 2:41:58 PM

Helmet and gloves always; boots if using saddle; vest for XC, chaps in cold weather

9/23/2008 2:41:10 PM

The helmet is an absolute MUST; I could go without anything else in a pinch if I had to.

9/23/2008 2:39:19 PM

Sunscreen

9/23/2008 2:38:59 PM

Body protector vest on occasion

9/23/2008 2:38:25 PM

helmet/gloves all the time & either chaps or boots. Wear the vest for x-country riding/jumping

9/23/2008 2:36:59 PM

It's worth it because if I'm hurt then I cannot ride!

9/23/2008 2:36:26 PM

If I didn't wear a helmet I would have died the last time I fell. Everyone should always wear one.

9/23/2008 2:34:47 PM

Helmet and heeled boots - always! Half chaps and gloves - usually

9/23/2008 2:33:07 PM

I do not get on without my helmet. Saved my life at least once.

9/23/2008 2:31:59 PM

only wear a helmet at shows and when instructing at other facilities.

9/23/2008 2:30:23 PM

cell phone

9/23/2008 2:28:18 PM

never ride with loose clothing .. nothing to get hooked up on saddle horn .. use breakaway stirrups

9/23/2008 2:27:03 PM

mouth piece

9/23/2008 2:26:58 PM

long pants

9/23/2008 2:26:43 PM

We always have a cell phone on trail rides and extra reins, vet wrap, & lead line.

9/23/2008 2:23:42 PM

Only wear vest for XC, also carry a phone when not riding competition.

9/23/2008 2:21:01 PM

I don't ride anymore, but I drive a carriage

9/23/2008 2:19:12 PM

carry cell phone on my person, not on the horse

9/23/2008 2:13:48 PM

Anyone on my farm must wear a helmet ANTIME they are on a horse, even to walk

9/23/2008 12:45:53 PM

depends on which horse and what we're doing.

9/23/2008 11:40:50 AM

Body protector when riding youngsters, hacking out horses for the 1st & cross-country jumping

9/23/2008 9:54:31 AM

jodphurs and a long sleeved shirt

9/23/2008 9:48:54 AM