L is for Looking for Lumps

L is for Looking for Lumps.

Leave your equestrian safety helmet n your truck or in your tack trunk, and you will surely land on the ground that day.

Look out belo-o-o-ow!

That’s the sound of the usually safety-conscious equestrian, who just-this-once hops on a horse without his or her riding helmet.

We’re not talking about the devil-may-care hatless riders, who laugh in the face of danger and defy the odds each day at the stables. Those folks court disaster, but they likely know it.

This Turfy’s Law of Horsemanship applies to the usually cautious rider, who simply skips this important safety step on a random occasion … and is very sorry afterwards.

The Mane Point is participating again in the April A to Z blogging challenge, posting daily with alphabetical entries. For this year's A-Z event, a month of posts will offer Turfy’s A-Z Rules of Horsemanship, with all due apologies to the original Murphy of Murphy’s Law,  which basically said, "If anything can go wrong, it probably will." Horse lovers may have heard some of these uncannily true, yet often ironic, statements in various forms in the past. Or not.

Casual Ride by Taliesin 
Turfy’s A-Z Rules of Horsemanship
Adapted from public domain clipart

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  1. I'm not an equestrian but I know it's better to be safe than sorry. Beautiful horses in the photo.

  2. OOOOOOH! pretty horses, pretty manes!
    Enjoy the rest of A-Z!



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