Well today I went for a trail ride, which was great. It was wet so we did minimal cantering, but I got a good gallop anyway. Riding up and down mountains when it's raining is not easy :P
Anyway, onto my question. I've had my helmet for 1 and a half years. I've always loved it, it was cheap (only $100) and fits well, or so I thought. For my lessons I have to wear it for 2 hours straight and genrally feel comfortable. But today I went on a 3 hour trail ride, about 2/3 through My head was aching. It aches on my forehead as though the helmet is pressing down, if I move it the feeling briefly goes away but comes back. This only happens if I have it on for long periods of time. If my lesson runs overtime my head may start aching a little. The helmet moves slightly up and down if I try to move it, so its not so tight that its stuck on my head. I don't know if its normal that it gets uncomfortable after a few hours or if its too small. I would rather not have to buy a new helmet, but I'm not sure if it wouldn't be better to get a bigger one for when I go on these longer rides.
So what do you reckon, new helmet or not?