How To Choose and Buy a Riding Helmet

How To Choose and Buy a Riding Helmet

When it comes to horseback riding, safety should always be a top priority. That's why choosing and buying a riding helmet is an important decision for any rider. Here are a few things to keep in mind when selecting a helmet:

Helmets can reduce the risk of head injuries often times by 80%.


Comfort & Fit

1. Make sure the helmet fits properly. It should sit level on your head and not rock back and forth when you move your head.

One K Defender Jr. Suede Helmet

The Defender Riding Helmet features a Chamude® synthetic suede covered Polycarbonate and Advanced ABS Composite outer shell; injection molded shell design; washable quick-dry, moisture wicking liner; stainless steel mesh; comfort padded harness with synthetic suede lining, hook & loop adjustment, and Fastex buckle; two side, two front, one back, and two center stripe vents. Great for smaller or junior riders.


2. Look for a helmet that has been certified by a reputable organization, such as the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM).


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3. Choose a helmet that has adequate ventilation to keep your head cool while riding.

Tipperary Sportage Hybrid Helmet
The Tipperary Sportage Hybrid is equally impressive in the show ring or on the trails. Great for both English and Western Riders.



4. Consider the weight of the helmet when making your purchase. A lighter helmet will be more comfortable to wear for long rides.

Sierra Helmet
Engineered to withstand the toughest terrain, the Sierra’s nylon and leather covering looks good while protecting the shell from scratches. The comfortable, self-adjusting SureFit™ Pro system and Air-Channel™ headliner perform flawlessly to provide all day comfort on the trail or in the arena.