1.) This might sound silly, but is buying a used helmet a good or bad idea? I found one online, it's a used IRH for $50. It's my size too, 6 7/8.
-I figured I should just buy a new one but I'm very limited on my card (thanks to my wonderful addiction to spending that was supposed to be for college!). I'm just tired of showing up to lessons/trying out horses with either an old troxel helmet for younger kids or a very used/old helmet with no visor. I look ridiculous.
2.) I found a nice IRH Medalist helmet. IRH Medalist Helmet - Statelinetack.com My question here is, does anyone have an IRH Medalist? It strikes me as a helmet that would be used for strictly showing. I need something for both lessons/showing as I'd like to start getting into rated shows come sometime this year. But I don't have the money for two helmets.
3.) What is your favorite helmet brand? IRH, Troxel, Tipperary?
I want to try and get out to the tack shop this weekend and talk to my mom about getting a helmet/possibly have her put towards something like a new IRH. If possible I'd love one by Tuesday when I go to try the warmblood out, so I at least look like I've been riding since I was 9!
-Keep in mind I will be riding at a high-end hunter/jumper stable and hope to do rated shows once I acquire my own horse, whenever that may be. But would like to keep a low-ish price in mind (between $60-$100ish)! *I also don't have $200+ for a Charles Owen, sadly. I wish though!