Horse riders should always have helmets

I refer to your front page photograph showing three horseback riders on a trail ride

Re: Following the leader (Photo, Aug. 30)

I refer to your front page photograph showing three horseback riders on a trail ride, two who are not wearing safety or riding helmets.

Even the most docile of horses can stumble or even rear when confronted by something unexpected such as uneven ground, a loud noise, a deer or an unleashed dog darting in front of the animal.

Anyone who has  horse riding responsibilities should know better than to allow anyone to ride without a safety helmet.

Carolyn Brady

Saanich