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post #1 of 40 Old 06-09-2009, 12:56 PM Thread Starter
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What helmet should I wear?

I am going to try out horses next week in FL, and I don't know what helmet I should use. I have my CO Hampton Hat for showing, and it is alot nicer! Then I have my Troxel schooling helmet, it is black, but it is kinda scratched up, so which should I use?

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post #2 of 40 Old 06-09-2009, 01:10 PM
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as long as it is ASE certified... it doesnt matter... unless you are going for looks.

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post #3 of 40 Old 06-09-2009, 01:11 PM
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In FL right now, I'd go with a vented schooling helmet. It's hot out there right now, and humid.
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post #4 of 40 Old 06-09-2009, 02:00 PM
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In FL right now, I'd go with a vented schooling helmet. It's hot out there right now, and humid.
yea I live here, definitely go with the vented, anyone who rides here would completely understand y you would be wearing the vented schooling helmet. Most people I know any way only wear the nice helmets when theyre showing, and wears the schooling helmets all the rest of the time.

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I'm from FL & I even show in my schooling helmet, I just stick a velvet cover over the top of it.
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post #6 of 40 Old 06-09-2009, 03:00 PM
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as long as it is ASE certified... it doesnt matter... unless you are going for looks.
Agreed. Are you trying to make an impression on the sellers?
Personally, as a seller, as long as the client comes well dressed with appropriate clothing (boots with heel, helmet) I'm good to go.


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post #7 of 40 Old 06-09-2009, 03:01 PM
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As long as it is a certified helmet, you are just fine. I wouldn't make a set decision on a certain helmet until you actually try a few. Chances are it might not fit you the way you wish it did.

Go out to your local tack store and try out a few that are within your price range
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post #8 of 40 Old 06-09-2009, 03:02 PM Thread Starter
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^I already have the helmet! HAHA!
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post #9 of 40 Old 06-09-2009, 05:01 PM
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technically it doesn't matter since they're both approved. I personally try to look my best and more professional when I go to another barn (but that's just me). I would choose the CO but be thinking about my much cooler troxel. :) so which would you rather? Look more professional or be more comfortable?
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post #10 of 40 Old 06-09-2009, 05:08 PM
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Just out of curiosity... do people really care what kind of helmet you wear?


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