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Horse Riding Helmet Safety Tips

by Denis C. Equestrian Fan
The most vital part of your riding ensemble is your riding helmet, which assists to secure your head in the event of a fall. Here's how to pick the best horse riding helmet, how to fit it for optimal function, and how to take care of it so it lasts.

Start with Selection
  • Start with selecting the helmet that's right for your needs. Here are helmet-selection tips, for function and looks.
  • Look for the ASTM/SEI label. Helmets that are ASTM-approved and SEI-certified have actually been manufactured to meet specific safety requirements customized for the horseback rider. (For more on what this label implies, see below.).
  • Focus on material. Some helmets include a shiny plastic finish, while others have leather or felt covers. The material you choose refers aesthetics. Select the one that best fits your riding design. Leather covers usually have a Western appearance, while plastic is sportier. English riders frequently pick helmets with felt covers.
  • Find a helmet you'll wear. Consider how the helmet looks. Some helmets feature a rugged appearance, while others have a streamlined aerodynamic design.If you like the way your helmet looks, you'll be more likely to wear it on every flight.
  • Pick the venting. Passive venting enables warm air to escape from inside the helmet, even when you're fixed. Active venting requires motion to press air through the helmet. A helmet generally has passive venting if there are holes cut in the top. Most helmets with active venting have holes in the sides and in the back.
  • Select a color. Get a color that you like, bearing in mind that lighter colors can be cooler than dark colors in hot weather. Also consider your character: Do you wish to stand apart or fit in? If you typically ride alone, consider a brighter color so you'll be visible, in case of a mishap.

Concentrate on Fit
  • The best fit is essential if you want the helmet to do its job? secure your head in case of a fall. Get the right fit by following these standards.
  • Do your hair. Before you try out helmets for fit, use your hair the method you will when you are riding. Your hairstyle will impact how the helmet rests on your head.
  • Procedure your head. Save time! Prior to you start getting helmets to try out, measure your head with a measuring tape to determine your hat size. Then look on the helmet product packaging to see which size you require, based on your measurements.
  • Discover the ideal shape. Try on great deals of helmets to see what feels right on your head. Look for a helmet whose standard design fits your particular head shape. This helmet will be most likely to stay put on your head in case of a fall. Make sure the helmet feels snug on your head without excessive pressure.
  • Position it right. The helmet must sit straight on your head, covering your forehead. The brim should be two fingers' width from your eyebrows.
  • Change the chin strap. Adjust the strap so it's snug, yet comfy, under your chin. At the barn and in the saddle, constantly fasten the chin strap. An unsecured helmet will not secure you, and if it's knocked out of position as you fall, it can even threaten.
  • Shake your head. Provide your head a shake while you're using the helmet. You don't want it to move.
  • Walk around. Walk around the shop while wearing the helmet to see whether it's comfortable as you move. Wear it as you do your other shopping. It should not give you a headache.

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