03-17-2011, 12:17 AM
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I believe that the Dressage rider, Courtney King-Dye's fall (while walking a young horse at her farm), her subsequent coma and then her long-term recovery has brought a lot of attention to the ongoing helmet debates! And I, for one, am glad that attention is now focused on this issue as it is truly a critical topic. I noticed that someone said that a helmet caused the death of a young rider but I believe that statistics illustrate that wearing a helmet far outweighs the risks of not weraing a helmet!
Anyway, with that said, to answer the OP's question, I ride in a Charles Owen GR8 and I just love it, it's extremely comfortable, low profile and good looking and comes in a big array of color combinations. However, it doesn't have vents and in the summer, I switch to an IRH that has a great ventilation system. There's nothing worse than riding in the humidity with a helmet that doesn't breathe!