Help me with helmets!

After my fall at the hunter pace, I decided to replace my Ovation schooling helmet. I whacked my head hard enough to have a headache for the rest of the day; I figure replacing a helmet is much cheaper than paying for a traumatic brain injury! I have a velvet-like Ovation helmet I’ve been using for shows that’s never endured a fall and still has another few years left on it- I’ve been riding in it since I fell. But I need a second helmet- I’ll probably demote the Ovation to schooling helmet and buy a new show helmet.
There are two things I like to do at work when I need a quick mental break. The first is sitting in various dressage saddles and trying to imagine what they would be like while riding. The other is trying on helmets in a vain effort to find one that flatters my head. Now that I have a reason to be looking for helmets, I’ve been trying them on with increased zeal.
I need your advice! Which helmet looks the best and makes me look least weird?
They’re all roughly equivalent in comfort and fit (although I think the Ayr8 is a little small- but I can certainly acquire one in the right size). Personally, I think the One K and IRH look the best on me; something about the CO helmets just looks weird (although I really like the profile on them). 
What do y’all think? 

Author: Stephanie

Equestrian, amateur cook, people person.

27 thoughts on “Help me with helmets!”

  1. I know they're not the "it" brand but I love my IRH and it is the only helmet I can wear without looking absolutely ridiculous. I think it looks the best on you too.

  2. I agree – the OneK or the IRH for sure! The CO profile is really nice but from the front it looks weird and perchy on your head. I lean sliiiightly towards the IRH for you… something about it just flatters your face/head very nicely!

  3. I like that the irh has a bit of base skull neck protection. Maybe just the harness but looks quite nice. The onek looks good too. CO is fine, and gives you majick hunter hair! But I agre with you onek or irh.

  4. I think the One K looks really good on you. I have the same problem with the COs looking a little perchy, which sucks because I really like them.

  5. i'm a little late to this game – but for what it's worth i LOVE my one k! (the COs don't even come close to working for me lol). the IRH is nice too

  6. Agree 100% on OneK and/or IRH look fab, COs less so sorry.
    Happy Helmet Hunting – you're so lucky to work in a tack shop & getting to run amok trying all the awesome things!!!!

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