Do You Ride in a Helmet? *POLL* - Page 2 - The Horse Forum
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Yes, I ride with a helmet. 90 76.92%
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post #11 of 73 Old 06-17-2010, 10:42 PM
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NO YOU WOULD NOT BE MADE FUN OF AT RODEOS!

TONS of people who don't use helmets use them for there runs. It's very likely you will see lost of others wearing helmets.

Some places (really depends where you are) make you if your under 18. Not sure about the rodeos, but at some of the jackpots around here they do.

I use one if I'm with certain people (out of respect), at shows/riding centers that require them, and on a horse I'm unsure of or don't trust as much as some. Otherwise I don't use them if there not required.

You can get western style ones.

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post #12 of 73 Old 06-17-2010, 10:53 PM Thread Starter
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I found this Spirit Troxel (Equine - Horse Tack Supplies - Safety - Helmets) that looks nice. It could go for Western riding easy I think. I like the variety of colors it comes in, too! Anyone used this helmet before?
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post #13 of 73 Old 06-17-2010, 10:58 PM
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I've had them on before. There nice, but I think the front part on that helmet is annoying.
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post #14 of 73 Old 06-17-2010, 11:01 PM
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Anytime someone tries to tell you a helmet isn't "rodeo like", find the nearest bronc rider wearing a full face hockey helmet.

Some disciplines are a little slower to catch on then others, but you'll be pleasantly surprised. Besides that, MOST rodeos (around here anyway) enforce rules about minors wearing helmets. There's just too much liability these days, so may as well get used to it! Every event I've been to around here has an 18+ rule if you want to ditch the headgear!

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I found this Spirit Troxel (Equine - Horse Tack Supplies - Safety - Helmets) that looks nice. It could go for Western riding easy I think. I like the variety of colors it comes in, too! Anyone used this helmet before?
I use this style of helmet. It is a great helmet! Nice and lightweight - well ventilated and very comfortable. I think it would do great for you. It also is a more affordable price than some helmets!
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post #16 of 73 Old 06-17-2010, 11:32 PM
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Speaking as someone who is at a rodeo every weekend, I promise you won't be made fun of. :)

I don't about 95 percent of the time, but if I am at a show with a new horse or a horse that I know could do something, then I will throw my helmet on and not think twice about it.

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We are getting our horse tomorrow and my mom said I am not allowed to ride without a helmet. The thing is, I want to ride Western and the helmet doesn't really fit the sport. I fI was to compete in barrel racing, do you think I will be made fun of at rodeos?
I actually laughed out loud at this. You don't want to wear a helmet (something that COULD very possibly save your life or at least protect you) because you think people will LAUGH AT YOU? I say let them laugh all they want because THEY are idiots.

I almost always wear a helmet when I ride, ALWAYS when I jump or barrel race or trail ride. Sometimes I will hop on bareback without a helmet, not a good idea but I've done it. My mom makes me wear my helmet, when I turn 18 in a few months...I don't plan to stop wearing it ;)

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I rarely do, but my two daughters do- every single time, no matter what, and even on the ground when handling horses, most of the time. Double standard? Yep. But, I'm the mom-so what I say goes!
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OK, thanks guys!

I really do like that helmet. We are ordering it tomorrow, but I don't know which color to get it it in!!
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I like black because I can use it for everything and with all my different saddle pad colors.
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