Horse riding is really neat, but if you are not careful it can be dangerous. I can remember watching the superman movies of Christopher Reeve when they came out and one of my favorite movies starring him was “Somewhere in Time. Well Christopher Reeve was one of my favorite actors, but his career was ended when he fell off of a horse and was paralyzed. Having proper safety gear is important in riding, especially protecting the head with an equestrian helmets. One of my husband’s co-workers suffered a severe concussion, because she was not wearing a helmet at the time, she was just working with her horse. Both Christopher Reeve and my husband’s coworker participated in Equestrian events and were certainly aware of the dangers, but it just teaches us that no matter how competent we are riding and being around horses, accidents do happen.