P L E A S E D O N O T S H O O T T H E M E S S E N G E R ! ! ! !
Y'all might want to know that on 2/14/97 Assembly Member Floyd introduced a
bill, AB 309, that would make it mandatory for all under 16 years of age to
wear protective head gear.
On 3/31/97 this proposed bill was ammended and if passed would make it
mandatory for ALL (no age limit) to wear protective head gear.
You might want to take a look. Go to
and type in the bill number which is AB309, or you can do a search on this
page for "equine protective headgear".
This oughta be subject matter for a great discussion. Reasonably reliable
sources suggest this may very well pass. The next hearing date for this
bill is 4/16/97. It does describe the equestriene sports but is not limited
to the ones listed, endurance and non-endurance trail riding is specifically