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Horse Riding Helmets Reviewed

Updated on February 7, 2013

Horse Riding Hats :: How To Buy A Horse Riding Helmet

One of the best ways to stay safe while riding a horse is by purchasing a hat or helmet that is designed specifically for horseback riding. When you’re horseback riding, one of the last things you are probably going to think of is your personal safety. Horses are amazing animals that can provide some of the most rewarding experiences of your life during the good times.

However, if a horse should decide to change its attitude, or put you into a compromised position, you will want to make sure you have taken adequate safety precautions to protect yourself.

Horse riding helmets are available in quite a few places across the internet, and there are some reputable dealers on Ebay selling brand names at considerable discounts. But - before you purchase one, you should know what you are looking for.

First, you want to make sure that you avoid buying a used horse riding helmet. Most times, these purchases are safe, but for beginner riders, you want to ensure that the helmet you purchase has the necessary structure to protect your head should you fall.

Used helmets may have unseen damage to them that could leave you at risk in the event of an accident. Helmets are considered essential horse riding clothing, although the prices may be cheaper for used helmets, unless you know how to inspect it properly before you buy it, you should simply avoid used helmets and purchase a new model instead. As you are choosing the helmet you want to wear, you may be sidetracked by the wide variety of colors, and styles to choose from.

Rather than placing emphasis on the color or style of the helmet you will be wearing, you want to make sure that it is comfortable and fits snuggly. Being comfortable in your helmet will help you stay in the fields for longer periods of time, while a snug fitting helmet can protect you much easier.

If the helmet fits loosely, or causes irritations, you will not be able to enjoy your time on the horse as well. There are literally hundreds of different styles of horse riding helmets to choose from. When you are ready to make a purchase, you want to make sure that you keep these tips in mind.

Avoid purchasing used horse riding helmets unless you are an experienced rider. You also need to make sure that you look for a helmet that is going to fit around your head snug, and secure, without causing you any undue stress. As long as you keep these in mind while you are shopping, the helmet you purchase should last you for years to come.

Horse Riding Helmets
Horse Riding Helmets

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  • Anne Coyle profile image

    Anne Coyle 

    8 years ago from Bronxville, NY

    I completely agree with your recommendation to avoid used helmets. There is just no telling what it has been through or whether or not it is already compromised before you wear it! In my opinion, you can't go wrong with Horseware, Advanced Technology or Troxel Riding Helmets.

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