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post #11 of 22 Old 04-15-2010, 10:47 PM
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Lucky ducky! That was very sweet of your husband :)
Happy Birthday also!
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post #12 of 22 Old 04-15-2010, 11:15 PM
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I hope my husband buys me a CO helmet for my birthday (July)! I love them. He told me if I get one that he gets a new cricket bat for his birthday, lol.
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post #13 of 22 Old 04-16-2010, 08:02 AM
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Lucky!!!! I need a skull cap in the near future... I think Im probably getting a CO!
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post #14 of 22 Old 04-16-2010, 08:18 AM
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OoOoOo! Faaaaaaaaaaaancy!
I love it, looks very nice :)

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post #15 of 22 Old 04-16-2010, 09:22 AM
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cool I have one like that! Charles owen too, I love to silks that come on them.

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post #16 of 22 Old 04-16-2010, 10:00 AM Thread Starter
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LOL guys, it's funny because I wanted one for quite a while, but we were never able to buy "Extras" at the time because Hubby lost his very good job due to the economy, and I did not have my Green Card so I couldn't work.

Now that we are back on our feet and are both working full time, I wanted one for xmas, very much so.

So I cut a picture of a Charles Owen Skull Cap, and taped it on the wall behind the toilet, so Hubby would have to look at it every time he had to go to the loo. I was hoping one would of been under the xmas tree, but alas, there was not.

That's ok - because it's here for my Bday! I have to send this one back today though, I called SmartPak and informed them that I need a size 7 and they told me to get it in the mail as soon as possible. So that's what I have to do now - heading to the post office to get it sent back, so I can get the right size!

HEE HEE! I am still extactic!

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post #17 of 22 Old 04-16-2010, 10:31 AM
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so this may be a dumb question but why the difference btwn a regular helmet and a xctry helmet?

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post #18 of 22 Old 04-16-2010, 10:42 AM Thread Starter
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Nope, not a dumb question. I didn't really realize it until it was explained to me by the Clinitian I rode with last Saturday.

Regular hemets have the Bill or the Visor, where Skull Caps do not. The reason being, is that it is a safety reason, which is why Eventers have their own line of helmet.

So lets say a rider is wearing a regular helmet with a "Bill" or "Visor". When and if that Eventer were to come off their horse while out on course, landing face first into an obsticle or the ground or what-have-you...the "Bill" or "Visor" will end up making contact with the object first, causing the riders neck to crane back which can lead to spinal damage.

So with an Eventing Helmet, if the rider were to come off, there will be no "Bill" or "Visor" to make contact first.

Also, without the "Bill" or "Visor" the rider has a much bigger line of vision so that they can see their next fence, and their surroundings far better, than one could with a regular helmet.

So that is why you see many "Hard Core" Eventers while out on course, wearing a Skull Cap due to the safety reason.

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post #19 of 22 Old 04-16-2010, 11:21 AM
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thanks for the explanation MIEventer. When I start competing more i'll def get one

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post #20 of 22 Old 04-16-2010, 11:43 AM Thread Starter
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you're welcome, although I did not explain it nearly as well as the Clinitian or my Coach.

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