Originally Posted by joseeandjade11
I don't think I agree with this, Troxel helmets are great helmets, at my barn all that my coach's uses are the sport troxel helmets for the people getting riding lessons or trail rides. There still in good shape and I also own a sport troxel and it's a good low profile not expensive helmet. As someone said to me not too long ago, if they weren't safe they would not be on the market!
Also, if the helmet fell off before the rider hit the ground then I believe that the helmet was not properly secured (tightened under the chin) or that it did not fit properly.
I check all my students helmets before they get on their horses. I know proper helmet fit, i've been doing this for 22 years. I check fit and make sure all straps are tight.
Just because a helmet is on the market does not mean it is safe. There are lots of products on the market that are not ideal or safe but they are still on the shelf.
The chin straps on troxel helmets are not secure. The come loose as you ride.
I am not the only person who has had this experience. I have talked to a lot of people who have had similar experiences. There are a few riding schools that have put a ban on them now because of similar things. We have told our local tack shops that if someone is buying a helmet to ride at our barn they are not to sell a troxel to them. Same as we do not allow those rubber english riding boots.