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post #11 of 13 Old 12-06-2009, 02:54 AM
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Bike helmets will break. Reason being speed, hight, ect. I've always ridden with a helmet, a part from I've jumped on a few times bareback, similar to StormyBlues. My cousin has ridden with me in a bike helmet, although Chinga was very quite at the time, we were barely walking and he is only four. So it didn't really matter. A bike helmet was better then nothing at the time.

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post #12 of 13 Old 12-06-2009, 06:00 AM
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Horse riding helmets are designed specifically for equine activities. Bike riding and skate helmets just don't provide the right amount of protection for horse riding.

Horse riding helmets are padded and support your head so in the event of the fall you have a little bit of protection. And that little bit of protection, can prevent you from having brain damage and even dieing.

Bike helmets and skate helmets also do not take into the consideration the height and speed of a fall off a horse. They are simply not strong enough to withstand the impact of falling of a 15.2hh galloping horse.

A helmet is a great investment and ultimately could save your life!
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post #13 of 13 Old 12-09-2009, 03:41 PM
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Helmets are designed for specific uses. Bicyclists encounter different head trauma than horse riders because it's a different activity. (biker riders tend to hit the front of their head while we horsey folk tend to bash the back of our heads!) Helmet manufacturers take this into consideration thus the different helmet types.

That being said I like Troxel and have had several of them. Lightweight, comfy, and they do the job. A review on Troxel helmets can be found HERE.

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