Riding hats - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 6 Old 03-15-2012, 08:12 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Medway, Kent
Posts: 994
• Horses: 20
Riding hats

So I started riding when I was 7, stopped when I was 16. I'm now 18 and getting back into horses. Starting my BHS exams in May etc etc.

I've got a couple of pairs of jodphurs and some good ole trusty long rubber boots. I'll invest in better stuff when I can afford it... I got all of this off eBay. I also got a hat off eBay. I'm worried about it's fit.

It feels like it fits my head fine, but it doesn't come to my brow line? In fact, it comes half way up my forehead. I noticed it earlier trying on the hat, looks strange.

Does this mean it isn't the right size?
Snizard93 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 6 Old 03-18-2012, 11:47 AM
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: USA
Posts: 338
• Horses: 0
do you have any pics of it on you? i dont know that it would have to come all the way down to the brow line to fit properly, that seems pretty low but it should definately be lower than your hairline.
also i would be extremely wary of buying a riding helmet off of ebay, is it used? if so i would personal not risk riding in it, there is no way to tell if the helmet has sustained internal damage that may make it less effective if you were to fall.

My mare= My life <3
Jumper12 is offline  
post #3 of 6 Old 03-18-2012, 11:52 AM
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 337
• Horses: 0
I agree with the above - they say you should get a new helmet after a fall that engages the head, you never know if the previous owner had that happen. I would suggest going in to a local tack shop and trying on some helmets and have the staff help you to a find a good fit.

A woman needs two animals - the horse of her dreams and a jackass to pay for it.
IquitosARG10 is offline  
post #4 of 6 Old 03-19-2012, 07:23 AM
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: I live in rainy England
Posts: 879
• Horses: 0
Get rid of it, go to a tack shop and get a new one. I would never buy a hat off eBay because chances are it's been dropped or someone had a fall with it. My friend sold one on eBay years ago and says now she regrets it because she took a fall on it then sold it because it was scratched up and didn't even realise there could be internal damage to it. It also has to be up to current safety standards so I would double check that before you go to an exam in it. Sometimes they check.

Eagles may soar but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.
Lis is offline  
post #5 of 6 Old 03-29-2012, 03:27 AM
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: West Midlands, UK
Posts: 141
• Horses: 3
You can get brand new hats on ebay which may be the case for this poster, if it is I'd take it to the place you're doing your BHS and ask them to assess the fit for you. If its second hand, get a new hat, and buy it somewhere that you can be sized up.
Posted via Mobile Device
DancingWithSunny is offline  
post #6 of 6 Old 03-29-2012, 08:53 AM
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Buffalo, NY
Posts: 77
• Horses: 0
Its better to be safe then sorry. I definantly recommend just buying a new helmet that fits your right. Go to the tack shop so they can actually fit you for a helmet and get you the correct size instead of getting it off ebay.
justxride97 is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
cowboy hats? SarahAnn Rodeo 38 01-18-2012 09:24 AM
Tell me about your hats :) SorrelHorse Western Riding 15 11-12-2011 03:48 PM
Wanted-Hats? CamBubbles22 Horse Tack and Equipment 0 06-05-2011 12:23 AM
help with hats. chika1235 Western Riding 1 12-18-2009 02:10 AM
Riding hats and boots! claireauriga Horse Tack and Equipment 9 08-25-2008 07:07 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome