Recently this past weekend, in an area just a bit northwest of Milwaukee, there was a fatal horse accident. Apparently, a woman went riding along with her 13 year old daughter and I don't know the total details, but the woman's horse spooked and she lost balance and went off the horse,only her foot was caught in the stirrup and she was dragged for how far I'm not sure, while the 13 year old daughter frantically tried to stop her Mother's horse. It resulted in the woman's death due to head injury. This poor kid's Father had only died a month or so prior to cancer. She wasn't wearing a helmet. Well, it got me to thinkin'. I've never ridden with a helmet and I trail ride, which is most likely where an accident is going to happen or at least a painful one. I've had my share of close calls and been pretty lucky. The older I get the harder I heal and my Doc knows that well. I was talking to my Doc, who raises and shows American Saddlebreds, and she dragged me out to her car and showed me this helmet, which she has purchased for her daughters. I've decided that I'm going to start wearing one out on the trails. This helmet covers the full head, including the back. It is a Tipperary Sportage which comes in three colors and different sizes and is reasonably priced. How much is one's head worth or one's life for that matter?