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post #11 of 25 Old 02-10-2008, 01:18 AM
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I don't wear a helmet...yet...because I am barely going to start English. But I think that wearing a helmet is very helpful, safe, and beneficial to riding. Unless I'm riding Western. Then I won't.....lol
why do you not wear a helmet when riding western and wear one while riding english? ???
Just wondering :)
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post #12 of 25 Old 02-10-2008, 08:31 AM
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Wearing a helmet is a totally personal choice. Last time I fell off I hit my noggin a pretty good wack. Our area of the country has rocks just under the surface on the hills so I was lucky I didn't land on one. I just bought my helmet and have decided to wear it whenever I ride. I never wore one before, just my western hat but decided it was probably a good idea to go with a helmet since I was wearing a hat anyway. I recently had to have a skin cancer removed from my arm since I spend way to much time outside. The big hole in my arm is better than having one on my face, so best to wear some sort of hat (hopefully a helmet) and lots of sunscreen when you ride.


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Yes, it is a very personal choice.

I just don't agree with the statement "If you have trust in your horse, and became friends, you would not need that helmet." It sounds just too.. I don't know.

I worked at a dude ranch for 6 months and didn't wear a helmet all the time, but now I realize that was dumb. I will always wear a helmet while riding from now on .... I have too much up in my noggin to get it all knocked out


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back on the original posters question - try this site http://www.sheplers.com/hats/ they have alot of choice in all the different price brackets.

I like Resistol hats but that is a personal pref, no reason for it really. If you are going to show in it pick a middle to higher priced hat as you will find that the really cheap ones will warp in shape on the first hot day.

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I don't wear a helmet...yet...because I am barely going to start English. But I think that wearing a helmet is very helpful, safe, and beneficial to riding. Unless I'm riding Western. Then I won't.....lol
why do you not wear a helmet when riding western and wear one while riding english? ???
Just wondering :)
lol. Well I've never worn a helmet for anything really. Never for riding. I have always just worn a Western hat. I feel no need to wear a helmet unless I'm jumpin I guess. *shrug* :)

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I don't wear a helmet...yet...because I am barely going to start English. But I think that wearing a helmet is very helpful, safe, and beneficial to riding. Unless I'm riding Western. Then I won't.....lol
why do you not wear a helmet when riding western and wear one while riding english? ???
Just wondering :)
lol. Well I've never worn a helmet for anything really. Never for riding. I have always just worn a Western hat. I feel no need to wear a helmet unless I'm jumpin I guess. *shrug* :)
oh ok
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I havn't been using the helmet until very recently. However after my neighbor's (who is jumping and dressage rider) fall from her 20+ years old mare (who she rides for 17 years so far with lots of showing and trail riding experience), when she basically hit the head and lost the feeling of location and so on, I got one. She doesn't ride without one anymore as well. :) Since I'm riding western I just want something more "western-looking". Lol!

I agree with JustDressageIt. It's not about the trust (which I hopefully have). But you never know what can happen, and there are so many situations horse can spook etc. Or horse can simply fall (I had it in arena last year when my horse slipped on turn and we both fall).
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back on the original posters question - try this site http://www.sheplers.com/hats/ they have alot of choice in all the different price brackets.

I like Resistol hats but that is a personal pref, no reason for it really. If you are going to show in it pick a middle to higher priced hat as you will find that the really cheap ones will warp in shape on the first hot day.
Funny Sheplers is in Wichta, been there many times. They do have nice hats. My husband likes Bailey, they're good hats too.
Kitten, you might check locally for a good hat shop. We have a few that do personal fittings (sheplers is one) checking your face shape to get the right hat for you. If its for shows, you want to look good


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I Love Lane, thanks for the website! I think leather ones are really cool!
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BTW... Found on Internet today... What you guys think?

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