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  • Horse helmet for 4 year old
  • Riding helmet for 4 year old

 
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    09-29-2010, 12:16 AM
  #1
Foal
Help with Helmets

Hey guys. I'm a newbie with this horse thing. I just recently became the proud owner of my first ever horse. My kids and I love riding her. She is a good horse and a sweetheart. My question is what kind of helmet do I need to get for my kids and I? I was thinking about buying them bike helmets to wear. Would that be ok? I was thinking it might be the cheaper way to go. Any advice???
     
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    09-29-2010, 12:19 AM
  #2
Super Moderator
As far as I know, as long as it fits snuggly, a bike helmet should work, no? Correct me if I am wrong, ok?
I wear a Tipperary and it is so light and comfortable that I forget I have it on. Tips are good for folks with elongated heads and troxels are good for folks with very round heads.
     
    09-29-2010, 12:23 AM
  #3
Foal
No, bike helmets are meant for riding bikes, not horses. They are designed mostly to protect you from falling over the handle bars or from impacts coming from the front.

With horses there are many more ways to fall off, so there needs to be more protection, from impacts to the side and back, as well as the front.
     
    09-29-2010, 12:25 AM
  #4
Foal
Do they sell them small enough for a 3 and 4 year old? I don't mind spending the money if they will keep them safer than a bike helmet.
     
    09-29-2010, 12:25 AM
  #5
Green Broke
No, no, no! Bike helmets are not designed for the same impact as falling off a horse and will not protect a small child properly.

Troxels are inexpensive (around $30 for some models), adjustable and what I use for my 2 girls.

Helmets are not something to go "cheap" on. Little kids are top heavy and it's highly likely that they will hit their head if they fall.

Take your kids to a tack shop, they will try helmets on them and help you determine the proper size. My child was 5 when I bought hers and it wasn't the smallest in the store, so you should be able to find helmets.
     
    09-29-2010, 12:27 AM
  #6
Foal
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Originally Posted by moores77    
Do they sell them small enough for a 3 and 4 year old? I don't mind spending the money if they will keep them safer than a bike helmet.
Yeah Troxels come in extra small/small versions, that fit our 2-4 year old students (I volunteer for a theraputic riding program) just fine.
     
    09-29-2010, 01:36 AM
  #7
Foal
Thanks everyone! I'm going to be getting my kiddos some helmets, and myself also :)
     
    09-29-2010, 08:07 AM
  #8
Showing
Big "no" to bike helmets. They give no protection on horse. Look into Troxel - they have cheaper models ($30 or so) and some VERY colorful ones for kids. :)
     
    09-29-2010, 08:13 AM
  #9
Yearling
I have the Troxel Spirit which has a dial-fit system in the back so it fits both me and my 9yr old daughter. The Spirit comes in pink, blue, black, white and green. There may be other colors. Look on Ebay. There are tons of Troxel's pretty cheap.
     
    09-29-2010, 10:39 AM
  #10
Weanling
I may just be weird, but I have always been kind of against buying helmets off of ebay. They actually arent supposed to sell them like that because you could potentially buy one that was used, and the way they are designed, if someone takes a fall the inside fill of the helmet will break, but the outside may look perfectly fine. I know that at all of the consignment tack shops around here, they can't sell helmets because of that. Just something to think about :)
     

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