Pinto Piny--thanks for the Tipperary helmet info! That's a nice-looking helmet and it's priced reasonably.
trailhorserider--I'm with you on the paddy hat! I work on a project with a construction site, and there are guy out there who have brims that attach to their hard hats that flare out around their whole heads and protect from the sun. I was hoping there might be something like that for the basic equestrian helmets, but guess not.
kittenVal--thanks for the Troxel info. I will have to go try them on at TSC or something to see which one fits my head best.
shmurmer4--I really doubt any self-respecting cowboy will wear a helmet, but I have seen them coming out on trail rides in Arkansas and Kentucky, possibly from the endurance riders, and also on kids and young adults coming out with Mom/Dad.
yukontanya--that's the same hat I posted earlier. It looks great in the pic, but apparently looks huge and silly on someone actually wearing it. But thank you for looking for and posting it for me!
Ooops--Pinto Pony: I missed the shades in your post! That is very similar to the hard-hat shades I see around here. I will have to see if I can order one or make something. Thank you!