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    10-06-2009, 07:46 PM
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My daughter is turning 6 in December. She is riding in a standard riding helmet but we have a problem. Her face is thin and bit long so when she wears her helmet, it slides back like a beanie! It doesn't offer as much protection as I would like because it doesn't fit her well. I've tried tightening it in the back by twisting the band tighter, I've tried adjusting the chin straps...NOTHING WORKS! Bless her, she's a beautiful girl but looks goofy (plus very little protection!) when she is wearing her helmet.
Any ideas??

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    10-06-2009, 08:15 PM
My suggestion? Find a new helmet. If it is sliding that badly, it doesn't fit, and won't offer much protection at all if she falls. Go to your local tack store and try them all on - and get a sales associate to help.
Yes, I have had this before - I work at a tack shop. Just last week I had a little girl walk into the store looking exactly how you described... and I quickly advised the mother that the helmet did not fit and that she should look into getting something else for her daughter's safety.
A helmet should be snug so there is very little movement when the child (or adult.. person .. thing) shakes their head ("no") really hard. The person should be able to bend over and the helmet should stay put without the chinstrap.
    10-06-2009, 10:00 PM
There are also pads that come with some helmets to provide a better fit for difficult to fit heads. Like JDI said, ask a knowledgeable sales rep to help you at the tack shop.
    10-07-2009, 01:59 AM
I think you just need to get a helmet that fits can always keep the one you have, as she'll eventually use it later, but you do need one she will fit in now

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