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!
Absolutely! I always wear a helmet. I'm 18 now but I have grown up having to wear a helmet, and now I believe good habits stick. ;) As many others have already said, I LOVE Tipperary! I am a trail rider, but I also like to run a little on the trail. My Tipperary helmet is so light and comfortable that I often jump off my horse to run, but forget that my helmet is still on my head!
I've always ridden in a helmet. Started taking lessons when I was 9 and it was just part of the attire. I'm now 27 and still use a helmet. I only trail ride and I know my horse very well but you never know when something might happen. I recently bought an Ovation helmet and love it. It's low profile and very comfortable. I looked into troxels and tipperarys but neither fit my head right. The ovation fits like a glove.
I love love love my Ovation helmet! It's very low profile and one of the only helmets I could find that didn't make me feel / look like a total goober just being out on the trail or other pleasure riding where most people don't seem to wear helmets at all.
It also is really well ventilated during the summer! I took a spill recently and hurt my back but my head didn't feel a thing. Going to replace it with another one of the same!
I have been wearing helmets for most of my life. But I think that people should decide if the want 2 wear a helmet or not depending on how confident and experienced they r. After all of the injuries I've seen I think I'll always ride with a helmet.
I have a dublin silverline... I LOVE it!! Although I have come off in it 3x now... All 3 times I was lucky to land on either my feet or my butt so no new helmet yet! It cost (my dad) $99
It's so comfortable and light and doesnt make you look like you've got a mushroom on your head.
I always wear a helmet! I do that because I recently had a bad fall when my horse spoooked and threw me and I crashed into the wall head first , I got a concousion and the doctor told me that if I hadn`t had my helmet I would have cracked my skull. So now I always wear a helmet. I have a Tipperary Sportage it is an amazing helmet it is also extremely comfy :)