Originally Posted by princessfluffybritches
I have a show on Saturday and I cringe about wearing a helmet. It's just ugly. If I put my hair over my ears, my hair sticks out, if I put my hair behind my ears, my ears look like they stick out. Is there any way to wear that helmet more attractively?
There are lots of different styles of riding hats (hard hats) and maybe you need to go 'shopping' (oh yes!!!) Hairnets are a good idea too. Please don't ever ride without a hard hat though no matter how ugly you think you look. If you are ever in an accident with your horse, that hat is the difference between you ever riding again or ending up in a wheechair. In the UK we ride a lot more on our country roads as we have few wide open spaces. I have seen so many riding friends end up with bad head injuries with some proving fatal. Not good. Enjoy your riding and just think, your horse couldn't care less what you look like as long as you are there for him.