Originally Posted by speedy da fish
If you are having lesson you are required to wear one at all times no matter how old you are. I don't know if it is the same in the US
My instructor doesn't care if you're 92, no helmet = no lesson.
I bought myself and both of my girls backpacks from the sporting goods store that were intended for softball gear. They have a section for a helmet and tons of other storage areas which are great for snacks, hoof picks, spare lead rope, gloves, sweatshirt and so forth. They have clips on them for hanging, so we can hang them on the fence for easy access.
Makes traveling between lessons, the barn and so forth very easy. Just grab the backpack and you're out the door and have everything you need.