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        11-05-2013, 04:44 PM
    Dark and dreary here also, but 70 degrees! Said it's suppose to start raining around 5ish here. Had a nice sprinkle when I was leaving for work this am.
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        11-05-2013, 04:47 PM
    CS is dreary and wet, too. It's been raining for two days now and still more expected tomorrow.

    Messed up my back (again) shoveling out the coop the other day and am pretty much stuck indoors, sitting still. So I decided to catch up on some required CE and opted for a refresher course in veterinary dental radiology to see what's new.

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    A tooth that would have been extracted but now can be saved with a root canal and a crown all for a jiffy low price of a few thousand dollars.

    I still swear my dogs cost me more in a year for general care than my horses do.
        11-05-2013, 04:52 PM
    When my dog was limping, xray, exam, 2 meds $250. When my horse was limping. Exam, sedation, tetanus shot, thorn extraction, then follow up visit with sedation, total $175. Yep, horses are cheaper! Lol
        11-05-2013, 06:00 PM
    I can't fathom paying for a root canal and crown for my dog...
        11-05-2013, 10:12 PM
    Originally Posted by Cynical25    
    Tried on 8 helmets and ended up with the Ovation Deluxe Schooler. 95% of the adult riders at my Boarding facility wear helmets, so I probably looked out of place not doing so! Despite a helmet-less past, I have to remember I now have a family waiting for me to return home in one piece.
    That's the exact helmet I ended up with. I liked it because it was a little less "bobble headish" which is of course a totally professional equestrian term.
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        11-06-2013, 09:31 AM
    I was not expecting the cold blast of wind when I opened my front door this morning. Brrr.

    Mammak, I only tried on helmets under $75 (some were as much as $500!) and Ovation was the only brand that didn't push my glasses down my nose. It seems so very lightweight, it's hard to trust that it'll protect, though.
        11-06-2013, 10:14 AM
    If anyone finds a brand that is more oval shaped than round, let me know. I have the same problem with motorcycle helmets, too. They press on the front of my forehead and the back, but don't fit snug on the sides. Gives me a bit of a headache after an hour of constant wear.
        11-06-2013, 10:29 AM
    CC - try on the Ovation brand if you can. The Troxels and IGH (I think that was the initials?) both felt too round on my noggin. I'm really glad I went to a tack store and had the chance to try a bunch on. I was hoping the $30 basic Troxel would work, but $50 for my Ovation wasn't too bad a hit to my wallet. Also, I learned I needed a smaller size in all brands than I would have ordered online, based on my measuring tape!
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        11-06-2013, 03:03 PM
    That's why I went with the Ovation. It's definitely a little more oval shaped. When I first started wearing it, it felt slightly snug because I bought the S size. My tape size had me on the tail end of small and the beginning of medium but like I said, I didn't want the bobble head look so I stuck with small. I have the dial sizer all the way out, and after a few rides, it actually broke in to my head shape really well, and now I don't even think about it. I always bump into it when I need to scratch because I forget it's there. LOL! And it does have contact all the way around. I do have to remind myself to pull the front down the middle of my forehead like you're supposed to. I tend to put it on like a ball cap which actually makes it fit less comfortably. Once I pull it down, it settles right into place. But anyway, not a bad little helmet for the price. I can't imagine paying $500 for a helmet!!!!! I flip over the $100+ price tags.
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        11-06-2013, 06:04 PM
    I've usually worn Tipperary and Troxel - haven't yet tried an Ovation so maybe I will. Because of my oval shaped head, I always have to go on the larger side when trying to fit so in every picture someone takes of me, I have that 'head to big for body' look and because I like visors, then it really gets ridiculous and looks like I'm wearing an oversized floppy beach hat.

    The ideal riding helmet would be crossed with the custom sizing of cowboy hats, and a drop down visor shade like a motorcycle helmet. The best of all worlds.
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