Helmet

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  • Joe-Joe Original Poster Joe-Joe
    Topics Started: 17Replies Posted: 1205

    My helmet (old style – have had it over 40 years) makes my head sweat. Anyone have a recommendation for one that is less likely to do this? The new ones are awkward for me to adjust to, and feel as if I have a kitchen sink on my head, but my barn requires that I wear one.

    It is never the horse's fault

    Mapale Mapale
    Topics Started: 4Replies Posted: 421

    Joe-Joe,
    There was a helmet thread a while back that had several suggestions but I believe mainly two helmets were discussed. One was the Tipperary Sportage (my preference) and I believe the other was a Charles Owens? Search under Tack – titled “Helmet recommendations”. There were other helmets mentioned as well.

    I liked the Tipperary so much that I bought one for my daughter, it is light and cool. I forget I have it on… Good luck!

    Alois Podhajsky: “When I hear somebody talk about a horse being stupid, I figure it’s a sure sign that animal has outfoxed them. ...

    Joe-Joe Original Poster Joe-Joe
    Topics Started: 17Replies Posted: 1205

    Thank you! I will look into all your suggestions. It did not occur to me that stuff for riders would be included in tack.

    It is never the horse's fault

    panache
    Topics Started: 7Replies Posted: 29

    i would suggest the ovation schooler, i live in a really hot area and the ovation schooler has vents and i consider it quite light, and its prety cheap compared to other helmets with vents

    Life is not about waiting for the clouds to pass, its about learning to ride in the rain

    Joe-Joe Original Poster Joe-Joe
    Topics Started: 17Replies Posted: 1205

    Thank you very much. I am having a lot of trouble adjusting to all this new stuff. In the olden days, we only had to wear them while jumping or at shows.

    It is never the horse's fault

    Joan Fry
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    I have two of them since my faux black velvet hunt cap (if that’s the right word) has spent most of its life in a tackroom with no insulation, and I figured I was due for a new one. The one I like best is an Ovation. I think (I’m staring at it right now) it’s a Coolmax, altho that may simply be the material. It’s for schooling shows and trail riders, tho, not people silly enough to endanger their lives by jumping over things. (Just messin’ with you. 😉 ) It may well be the Ovation schooler that panache mentioned. The second one I can’t lay my hands on, but it’s a similar helmet put out by Tipperary. I prefer the Ovation. It’s lighter–they both have air vents– but I sweat in both.

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    Joe-Joe Original Poster Joe-Joe
    Topics Started: 17Replies Posted: 1205

    Thank you. I can handle a little sweat, but the heat and humidity here are just horrible. Jumping over stuff is fun! Having horse and rider both jump at the same time and land together is even better.

    It is never the horse's fault

    Joan Fry
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    Which is why I don’t jump! On purpose, anyway. I just checked and yes, the Tipperary, which I bought from SmartPak, is a Sportage. And it’s the one I use most often because it is slightly lighter in weight. Got my hats mixed up there. Sorry for the mislead!

    Joe-Joe Original Poster Joe-Joe
    Topics Started: 17Replies Posted: 1205

    Thanks again. Jumping on purpose is far better than having a horse just decide to jump over that shadow on the ground with no warning.

    It is never the horse's fault

    Joan Fry
    Topics Started: 11Replies Posted: 324

    Nah. My old ASB mare shied at least once every trail ride. Made me a better rider. You know the saying about that which doesn’t kill you . . . .

    Mapale Mapale
    Topics Started: 4Replies Posted: 421

    …. will try again? Isn’t that how it goes with horses, Joan? LOL. As to the jumping, better to jump with a horse than without one. True story.

    Alois Podhajsky: “When I hear somebody talk about a horse being stupid, I figure it’s a sure sign that animal has outfoxed them. ...

    Joe-Joe Original Poster Joe-Joe
    Topics Started: 17Replies Posted: 1205

    Joe Joe doesn’t shy at anything. He just goes sideways, with the occasional capriole. Last week, it was his own field and run-in shed – he had never seen them before, nor those horses in them (with whom he has lived for 2 years). He was not, however, afraid of the new steer we just got.

    It is never the horse's fault

    Joan Fry
    Topics Started: 11Replies Posted: 324

    Only if you fall off, Mapale, and I try not to do that! 😉

    Mapale Mapale
    Topics Started: 4Replies Posted: 421

    The problem lies when the rider is committed to the jump and the horse is not. And then, as you lie there in the ditch looking up at that innocent long face, it appears to be questioning how you got there… Did I ‘fall off’ or was I merely a projectile? Inquiring minds want to know. No greater argument for wearing a helmet ever existed.

    Joe-Joe, you need to get that on film! My cousin has raised arabs for decades and assures me that once they bond with their rider, they are the most loyal horses, and will die protecting their person. They are like pearls that improve with use and age. (I wish I was like that.)

    Meanwhile, you need to protect that witty head of yours, good luck finding the right helmet.

    Alois Podhajsky: “When I hear somebody talk about a horse being stupid, I figure it’s a sure sign that animal has outfoxed them. ...

    Joe-Joe Original Poster Joe-Joe
    Topics Started: 17Replies Posted: 1205

    It never occurred to me that he might think he is protecting me from the pterodactyls! All these months, I have just thought he perceives me as a sort of “meals on wheels”. He is very fond of food, and is an accomplished pickpocket (show name is The Artful Dodger).

    It is never the horse's fault

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