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Old 04-29-2010, 11:21 AM  
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WEstern helmet that doesn't make your head look like a bubble

I remember a long time ago someone posting a pic of their helmet that was more streamlined than the traditional western helmets. My sis is looking for something low profile as to avoid the "bubble head" appearance. Any ideas on what brand fufills that requirement?
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Old 04-29-2010, 11:26 AM  
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Troxel does a good job with that. Try Stateline Tack to just get some ideas. They also make a helmet that has a western hat over it for the western pleasure people.
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Old 05-01-2010, 09:13 AM  
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Helmet

I ride with a Tipperary helmet. It's not really western but I think you don't look like a mushroom/bubble head wearing it.
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Old 05-01-2010, 09:30 AM  
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There are only two places that sell tack in a 2 hour radius and for western helmets all they have is Troxel. I drove to The Cities which is about 5 hours south and all I found was Troxel. Somehow I found a Tipperary and it isn't a bubblehead, has more protection on the back of the head and is much more comfortable. But I can't remember where I bought it. I seem to remember it was through HT's tack swap, but... maybe it was a tack store I found by accident driving back from The Cities Anyway, its much more comfortable and ventilated than my other two Troxels.
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Old 05-01-2010, 10:33 AM  
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Mr friend just bought a Tipperary, and she loves it as well. It is different than most with the way the back is shaped. Looks like it would really protect the back of your head well.

I just look at bike helmets, and am thankful that horse helmets don't look like that
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I love my Tipperary...it fits very close to the head and is really comfy. I did try on the "western" style helmet by Troxel, it was very expensive ($150) and felt very large on my head..LOL!!
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Mr friend just bought a Tipperary, and she loves it as well. It is different than most with the way the back is shaped. Looks like it would really protect the back of your head well.

I just look at bike helmets, and am thankful that horse helmets don't look like that
So what's wrong with bike helmets? Why don't you like your head to look like its stuck in a pea pod?
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Old 05-01-2010, 04:25 PM  
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I can just imagine seeing someone ride in one of those ridiculous bike racing helmets





I like the troxel western style helmets, though I know some people have issues with fitting them.
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Old 05-01-2010, 04:37 PM  
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Do we really want to be more aerodynamic when we get bucked off?
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Do we really want to be more aerodynamic when we get bucked off?

My DH wears a bike helmet but I refuse! Can't imagine why anyone would suffer looking like a confused Conehead. I do wear my riding helmet.

A friend at my barn got a really fine riding helmet (don't remember the name) at St. Croix Saddlery in White Bear Lake, MN. I have a Troxel and hers sat on her head much lower. I think she said she paid $100 on sale.
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Old 05-02-2010, 10:45 AM  
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i love the tippery myself.
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I can just imagine seeing someone ride in one of those ridiculous bike racing helmets





I like the troxel western style helmets, though I know some people have issues with fitting them.

Who designed that helmet? Vlad The Impaler?
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Don't want to start a new thread about pro/cons for helmets, but I'd love everyone who doesn't wear one to read this whole article:

http://www.horsethink.com/0607%20Pro...%20Helmets.htm

Please? Doesn't cost anuthing or take up too much time, just read it.

I have a Troxel which I love, but the Tipperary also looks great.
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Do we really want to be more aerodynamic when we get bucked off?

YES and there is actually a tiny parachute in the back of that helmet to soften the landing....
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Old 05-07-2010, 08:07 AM  
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Don't want to start a new thread about pro/cons for helmets, but I'd love everyone who doesn't wear one to read this whole article:

http://www.horsethink.com/0607%20Pro...%20Helmets.htm

Please? Doesn't cost anuthing or take up too much time, just read it.

I have a Troxel which I love, but the Tipperary also looks great.
Good article!
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Love my Tipperay. The only reason why i bought it was bc it didnt make my head look big!
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Old 05-09-2010, 07:41 AM  
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I like my Tipperary too. It's got little pads you can add to adjust the fit and it looks sort of discipline generic, not really English or Western. I put in on when I get out of my car and wear it until I leave the barn which is sometimes many hours, and it's quite comfortable. Plus it's only like $60, so after the first one saved my life and had to be replaced it didn't break the bank (or my head).
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Don't want to start a new thread about pro/cons for helmets, but I'd love everyone who doesn't wear one to read this whole article:

http://www.horsethink.com/0607%20Pro...%20Helmets.htm

Please? Doesn't cost anuthing or take up too much time, just read it.

I have a Troxel which I love, but the Tipperary also looks great.
Gerald doesn't wear a helmet and even though he got knocked unconscious when he got bucked off Peaches he still won't wear a helmet, but then he refuses to ride Peaches. Yet accidents happen even riding a well trained and calm horse, that's why they're accidents and not on-purposes. Given what he tried to do on Peaches I call that an on-purpose. I gave him the "I told you so" but only after a couple years.
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Don't want to start a new thread about pro/cons for helmets, but I'd love everyone who doesn't wear one to read this whole article:

http://www.horsethink.com/0607%20Pro...%20Helmets.htm

Please? Doesn't cost anuthing or take up too much time, just read it.

I have a Troxel which I love, but the Tipperary also looks great.
Yes this is the one I have, coincidentally.
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