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post #21 of 25 Old 11-09-2012, 09:15 AM
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Originally Posted by cheshirecat View Post
I like the ovations at my barn but I had the same problem with my IRH. I ended up recently buying a tipperary eventer and I LOVE it. Super comfy, no bubble head, my ears FIT, I can wear a pony tail under it. Only down side is they are not a 'classical' looking helmat and that they dont have much of a brim.

Your horse is stunning by the way!!
I like Tipperarys too - I ride in one for endurance. I agree about the brim - not much of a sunblocker. So I went out and bought one of those wrap around neoprene visors that velcro on - never looked at myself first, just got on and rode. When the ride photographer showed me my picture from the ride, I never used that particular visor again! I wear a size large helmet to begin with (which makes my head look way too big for my body) and the visor made it look as if I had a beach umbrella stuck to my head! LOL!

There just isn't really a way to look fashionable in a helmet - safety is first - but I think we all keep trying anyway because we can't help it!
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post #22 of 25 Old 11-09-2012, 09:26 AM
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It sounds like your riding helmets in the USA are a bit different to ours. Would love to see 'the sun visor' as that is a bit of a novelty in England! Our helmets tend to all look very similar. We can opt for the jockey style helmet and silk cover or we go for the black/grey traditional type sometimes with a bit of bling. Basically you go into a shop, choose your hat type and as everyone wears them no one actually gives a hoot. We just accept it. The only difference is dressage where you have top hats and bowlers but they are now being taken over by safety helmets too. Bottom line is wear your helmet with pride. No-one cares what you look like in it but you fall off your horse and end up with a head injury, the results can be life changing to the point where you may never need to bother about what you look like in a helmet again because you may never ride again. WE ALL LOOK FABULOUS IN RIDING HELMETS...DON'T WE?
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post #23 of 25 Old 11-10-2012, 02:40 AM
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I think you look great with your helmet! I've just recently submitted to wearing my helmet full time too and I'm 39 and have been riding since the age of 13. I started out wearing one with a greenie that was started badly somewhere in his past and I restarted him at an older age and he was a mega bucker. He's doing great now, but then my kids insisted on wearing their helmets and I couldn't exactly refuse to wear mine when my kids were so good about wearing theirs. Now I won't mount up without it anymore. I mainly hated mine because I have bangs and they always get squished and just kind of poke out in the front. I've gotten used to it though and just sweep them off to the side a little. They still stick out but whatever. I too have an Ovation and really like it. I have fine hair so there's plenty of room for my pony tail to stick out between the back helmet edge and the sizing dial. Mine actually has a little notch back there for pony tails. And although it felt tight at first, wearing it more often has actually made it fit better so anyway, it's part of my attire now, even going around barrels. I did ditch this velcro wrap around cushion thing that was supposed to make it softer under the chin. Way to much bulk. Other than that, this is me. :)

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post #24 of 25 Old 11-10-2012, 09:48 AM Thread Starter
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I am just really glad that many professionals have opted to wear a helmet. It sets an example. I'm glad that the winner of the gold in Dressage won in a helmet. She has "said alot" in her actions.
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post #25 of 25 Old 11-13-2012, 05:19 PM
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I know what you mean by it's either your hair or your ears sticking out

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