Riding Helmets with no straps
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Talk

Riding Helmets with no straps

This is a discussion on Riding Helmets with no straps within the Horse Talk forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category
  • Why do men hunting where hats with no straps
  • Show helment no straps

Like Tree3Likes
  • 1 Post By Shropshirerosie
  • 2 Post By mildot

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    05-05-2012, 02:14 PM
  #1
Weanling
Riding Helmets with no straps

So I was looking through my paint horse journal and there was this picture of a horse show line up and the riders had there helmets on...but they were the kind that didnt have the straps on there chins.

What kind of helmet is that? Does it really protect you head? Does it come off easy? It doesnt look like it sits on your head to well. It looks like it was tilted up a little bit.

Why do you see those kinds of helmets in big paint shows?

I found a picture on google of the type of helmet im talking about http://news.horsetrader.com/images/803677B_large.jpg
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    05-05-2012, 04:08 PM
  #2
Started
Quote:
Originally Posted by Librahorsegal    
So I was looking through my paint horse journal and there was this picture of a horse show line up and the riders had there helmets on...but they were the kind that didnt have the straps on there chins.

What kind of helmet is that? Does it really protect you head? Does it come off easy? It doesnt look like it sits on your head to well. It looks like it was tilted up a little bit.

Why do you see those kinds of helmets in big paint shows?

I found a picture on google of the type of helmet im talking about http://news.horsetrader.com/images/803677B_large.jpg
Patey Hats

FIRMIN HOUSE - Riding Caps

Yes it does protect your head if it stays on. Opinions on whether they come off easily are divided, the debate is as hot as the 'should I wear a hat?' debate.

If you have one made for you it will sit on your head better than any hat you have ever worn before because they are made to measure.

Your show classes are different from ours, and your fashions seem to vary too. Suffice it to say that they are worn because a) without a strap the look is cleaner, and tidier or b) they are more traditional or c) they are more expensive or d) because everyone else does.
Foxhunter likes this.
     
    05-05-2012, 06:49 PM
  #3
Super Moderator
I agree with Shropshire Rosie.
I have my hunting caps made for me so they are a tight fit. When expecting problems with a difficult horse I will wear a crash cap with a strap.

Traditionally in the show ring in the UK bowler hats are worn by men or top hats for a championships (with a red coat)
     
    05-05-2012, 10:48 PM
  #4
Banned
Those things pass no current safety standards and most are just decorative hats completely unable to offer any level of head injury protection.

They are a fashion statement and no different than a bowler, top hat, cowboy hat, or being bare headed.
     
    05-05-2012, 11:12 PM
  #5
Yearling
Though I question the safety of those helmets, I do love the differences in each breed classes. In my breed classes, top hats are quite the norm (morgan saddle seat) I don't ride saddle seat, but if I did, I'd still wear my helmet, I'm a safety girl :)
     
    05-05-2012, 11:15 PM
  #6
Banned
With Grace makes a good point. You will only find those anachronisms accepted in breed shows.

Any english show (dressage, hunters, jumpers, eventing) rated by the US Equestrian Federation will not allow such a hat to be worn. You must wear a proper helmet certified to ANSI standards by the Safety Equipment Institute or not ride.
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Custom Riding Helmets Country Girl English Riding 5 02-10-2011 10:35 PM
Troxel Riding Helmets Colorado Dobes Tack and Equipment Classifieds 5 10-15-2010 08:52 PM
Hippodrome & Cussak Straps(Trick Riding) wlukes Tack and Equipment Classifieds 0 01-26-2010 02:34 PM
Dressage.....Helmets with no straps?! rodeogirl309 English Riding 28 02-27-2009 07:13 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:23 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0