Parellisites and Helmets
Lendon Gray posted the following on her Facebook last week:
“and then there is the official Parelli opinion on helmets:”Personally speaking we feel very uncomfortable wearing helmets because it affects our balance and perceptiveness.” In listing the “torture” equipment seen in stallion sheds, “equipped with chains, whips, hobbles, helmets and flak jackets.” And from a letter posted online from the Parelli team, “The reason you do not see our people wearing helmets is because we try to teach people that rather than be brave because they are wearing a helmet to protect them, they would be better off not riding until their horse is behaving safely.
People have called us brave for not wearing helmets, but we say they are a lot braver than we are. We would not get on their horse until we had addressed the issues that cause it to behave in unsafe ways.” And no comment that I have seen at least after Linda Parelli was knocked unconscious when her own horse fell on her.
HOWEVER you can buy an extra special Parelli helmet cover from their website, for those of you brave enough to ride your unsafe horses.”
So, not good enough for the Parellisites to wear, but good enough for them to make a buck off – from their site `Stay safe and look good doing it! These fashionable helmet covers come in a variety of styles, so whether you prefer bold stripes or sleek, solid black, you’ll find what you’re looking for. The famous Parelli logo is embroidered on the side of the solid black helmet cover at at the front of the striped cover.`
Hrmmmm something’s wrong here.
The following is a quote that Horse Family posted on their Facebook page, it’s from someone commenting on one of their videos
“Helmets are safety blankets for people who don’t know what they are doing around and on horses.”
Do you mean to tell me that if you’re an experienced skydiver, you know what you’re doing, you shouldn’t wear a helmet? What about hockey players? They should know what they’re doing on those skates, they don’t need a helmet! Right?
WHAT IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE?!