I just read an article on Equisearch.com about the sad accident that dressage rider Courtney King-Dye suffered resulting in a serious head injury that has left her in a coma. The article speaks eloquently about the need for dressage riders (and others) to eshew fashion in favour of common sense and safety and wear helmets AT ALL TIMES WHEN MOUNTED ON HORSES.
You can read the full article here:
Courtney King-Dye injured in fall .....
My sympathies to Courtney's family and I hope her accident serves a greater purpose - a wake-up call to other riders in all disciplines - both English and Western. We only have one head and it needs to be protected.