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    07-28-2011, 12:00 AM
  #1
Foal
Helmet

I was wondering if anyone who rides western or does western events wears a helmet.....I planned on wearing one...since the last time I rode years ago I got thrown and bashed my head on a rock and was out about ten minutes and had to go to the hospital...besides few gashes and a really sore neck and head I was ok...but it seems all other events having to do with horses use helmets except westerns....
     
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    07-28-2011, 12:23 AM
  #2
Yearling
I usually try and wear my helmet because of all those horror stories you hear, but sometimes I do forget
     
    07-28-2011, 11:06 AM
  #3
Foal
I should wear one, but for any western event I you show (at least around here) you are required. I don't wear one, simply because I don't have one and I trust my horse, not saying that unexpected things could happen. I say wear one. Especially if your doing contesting
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    07-28-2011, 01:18 PM
  #4
Weanling
I wear one but I don't compete. I fell and got a concussion about a month ago so I always wear it. I feel more comfortable in it. None of the other western riders at my barn wear one and they all kind of roll their eyes at me but I don't really care what they think. If you are more comfortable, wear the helmet and ignore the comments you may get.
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    07-28-2011, 01:55 PM
  #5
Foal
Until this year I have never worn one and have never had a problem. But now that I am going to be barrel racing next year I bought one and I love it. I only wear it when I am competeing or when I am training my young horse but that is because I like to live on the edge the rest of the time haha. I thought it would be uncomfortable and ugly but to be honest, it is more comfortable than my cowboy hat and it doesn't look as bad as I thought. I always thought when I was younger that people who rode western shouldn't wear helmets but my tune has changed. My theory now is, which is more important, my head or the way I look. I picked head.
     
    07-28-2011, 02:12 PM
  #6
Foal
I bought a Ovation Protégé Helmet it should be here sometime in the next few days...I wanted a helmet that was low profile....what kind of helmets do you guys wear and what do you think is most comfy
     
    07-28-2011, 02:28 PM
  #7
Weanling
I wear a troxel which looks english style. Its vented so its pretty cool and I got a discount because it had been scratched at the store ;) I hear great things about charles owens. I get all my helmet advice from english riders so I don't know if they have anything western looking
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    07-28-2011, 03:51 PM
  #8
Foal
I bought an IRH All Terrain Helmet. I didn't really know what was the best brand but I have heard good things about IRH (my friend has one) and I liked the looks and price on this helmet so I got it.
ALL TERRAIN | International Riding Helmets - IRH
     
    07-28-2011, 03:53 PM
  #9
Banned
I tend to always wear my helmet when I ride. That includes the few times I have shown western too.

I have the advantage of being an old and crusty person so I really do not care if others laugh at me wearing my helmet.
     
    07-28-2011, 04:48 PM
  #10
Foal
They do have some western helmets they are kind of costly for me right now and from what the reviews say they make your head look huge lol I will try this one and let you guys know how it feels and looks...I don't really care what people say either...just surprises me that when I go to the corrals...we have a public corrals system here you can rent spaces for your horse for 8 bucks a month....that no one wears a helmet even the little kids....and doing barrels and poles its pretty dangerous going those speeds....I feel safety should be first..lol
     

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