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    03-19-2011, 10:12 AM
I use one when I know the horse will give me issues, the canadian I'm training is a crazy girl, likes to rear buck jump anything to not work, so a helmet is a must. But when I ride the gypsies, have to admit, I don't. I hate the way they feel, makes me very stiff through the back.
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    03-19-2011, 10:18 AM
Green Broke
I am not going to suggest a brand, because you need to go to the store and try on all the helmets they have to see what fits YOU the best. No matter what brand the rest of us say, it shouldnt matter, as we cannot try the helmet on for you. Yes, we can say we like it....but in the end, it MUST fit YOU properly.

If I went to the store tomorrow, and the only helmet that fit me well was the most expensive one....well, guess I am spending more then I wanted, but I would rather have the piece of mind knowing that I bought something that fit me, then the less expensive helmet that wiggles all over my noggin.
    03-19-2011, 10:42 AM
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VelvetsAB. If the only hat in the sore that fit was the most expensive one then I would go to a different store!
    03-19-2011, 12:00 PM
I don't go anywhere on a horse without wearing a helmet! I've heard and seen too many horror stories not to value it's importance. The helmet I've got now is great, its a Dublin Oz Rider helmet, velvet, great for both everyday riding and low level competitions. :)
    03-19-2011, 12:32 PM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by faye    
VelvetsAB. If the only hat in the store that fit was the most expensive one then I would go to a different store!
Normally the other store would carry the same brands or similar brands.... The price might be slightly different, but most places sell stuff for the recommended sale price (MSRP) as the store isnt going to sell it for the price they bought it at. Theres going to be a markup. How much will depend on the store, yeah....but some places it wont be but a few dollars difference.

So really, you just spent more time driving to another store to pay a few dollars difference, and have spent more on fuel, making it a more expensive helmet.

Anyways....the point of my previous post was that even if I was to say that a Charles Owen, or a Tipperary, or a Troxel was the BEST EVER helmet for whatever reason, doesnt mean the OP should go out and buy that helmet. They need to try on ALL the available helmets to them to decide what fits THEM the best, not what fits you or I the best. Even if its a price difference, they should take the one that fits them the best, not what was most recommended.

Why wear a badly fitted helmet? (And this statement is not to say that everyone should wear a helmet or must wear a helmet....just a comment) A badly fitted helmet is just as bad as no helmet. (Again, just a comment, not saying you must or should wear a helmet or not. I could care less if someone does or doesn't wear a brain bucket, as it is their personal choice/barn rule).
    03-19-2011, 09:38 PM
Just a friendly reminder (after some clean-up)... This is NOT a thread to debate whether someone should wear helmet or not. So please stay on track!
    03-22-2011, 06:32 AM
Why have all my posts been deleted??

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