Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: South Australia
First fall - should I replace helmet
Hi, I've been riding about a year of so now, generally a lesson once a week and occasionally on a friends horse on a trail ride.
I had my first fall yesterday when coming back from canter to trot, lost my right stirrup coming into left hand turn, so ended up on the ground. I've hurt my coccyx and hit my head hard enough that it is still a bit tender today 24 hours later. I'm not even sure if I hit it on the ground or the rails as I fell off on the outside of the horse. It happened so quickly.
So my question is, should I replace my helmet? I'm guessing the answer is yes even though its only been used probably less than a dozen times as I only bought it a few months ago. My husband was like, nah, you'll be right (although he rides motorbikes and would always replace his helmet after a fall).
What do you all think?