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        10-16-2009, 10:28 PM

    Hiya! I am going to start doing barrels, I am 19, but my dad insists I wear a helmet. So, I will full fill his wishes. I saw helmets for $40 at Orschelns, the brand was... I don't remember and can't find it online.

    But, what brands would you recommend? My budget won't allow too expensive, but I want something that will work. Also, how tight is a properly fit helmet? Thanks!
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        10-16-2009, 10:58 PM
    Take a look at the Troxel Dakota. It is "Western" styled with the necessary protection.
    Western Helmets | Troxel Equestrian Helmets

    DON'T consider their cowboy hat helmet however. It is obnoxiously huge and abnormal looking.

    Irregardless, a good certified helmet won't be cheap but it's your noggin.
        10-16-2009, 11:00 PM
    Green Broke
    I Do like Troxel. They are a fairly good brand.
        10-17-2009, 10:16 AM
    My favourite is tipperary. I hate wearing a helmet but there is a law for it here. They are super comfortable, and you forget they are there when your riding! The troxels are nice, but the ones I have ever tried were really sweaty and hot.
        10-17-2009, 10:47 AM
    Haha! Thanks Cannoka =]

    I will have to check out tipperary too. =]
        10-17-2009, 11:12 AM
    To fit your helmet you should be able to have the strap undone & bend over like you are going to touch your toes & it shouldnt fall off. You can also check to make sure that when you lift the brim your eyebrows move up with it. At the same time, if its hurting your head its too tight ! It shouldnt hurt just be snug
        10-17-2009, 11:51 AM
    ^ good point. Another reason why I love the tipperary! I have an oddly shaped head and the xs helmet stuck to my head without me even feeling it there.
        10-17-2009, 11:57 AM
    Originally Posted by dynamite.    
    ^ good point. Another reason why I love the tipperary! I have an oddly shaped head and the xs helmet stuck to my head without me even feeling it there.

    Oh I know ! Once you find the right helmet you really don't want to wear anything else ! The only helmet I have ever worn that actually fit me & it perfect is my charles owen hampton...but that's def not a western helmet
        10-17-2009, 12:32 PM
    I actually like the western style helmets :)
        10-17-2009, 08:11 PM
    I like english styled helmets :) the velvet ones are my favourite lol

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