''You're interested in taking reining lessons''., I wrote back.
This person has been doing other various western events (I also get people interested from english events as well) and wanted to try reining. I have one of my good reining mares here that I use for reining lessons until someone gets their own reining horse.
Bantering back and forth with emails to get the specifics worked out, I mentioned among other things like proper riding gear for safety and...
'I also haven't figured out the insurance thing yet..', they added.
I replied that a lot of stores have helmets for around $50 and that an OEF membership is $60, giving them my usual suggestions.
I've not heard from this person since that last email. I hope they are busy. I'm hoping it's not because of the cost for insurance and the helmet. Or that they've opted for another place that doesn't require helmets for adults.
I think it's a small price to invest in your education, your lessons and your safety!
Putting my spin on education - 1 helmet at a time!