One of the most important items to purchase if you are a horseback rider is a riding helmet. Whether you’re new to riding or have been enjoying it for years, picking the right helmet for you is important.
Steps to Finding the Perfect Riding Helmet:
1. Get Measured
Professionals suggest a tape measure marked in centimeters and getting someone to assist you.
2. Style your hair just as you wear it when you ride
Different riding disciplines call for different dress codes (you may have to purchase multiple helmets to ensure your helmet fits correctly for each discipline). For example, if your hair is tucked under the helmet for one event, such as jumping, and then worn in a bun when you compete in dressage, you will probably need multiple helmets.
3. Try it On
Once you’ve been measured and have a helmet, you must try it on. Helmets should fit snugly but not be uncomfortable. Just like clothes, helmets from different manufacturers will fit your head differently, so you may need to try on several to find the perfect fit.
4. Ensure it Meets Safety Standards
In North America, the most prevalent performance standard is written by the ASTM International, a global standards development organization. It’s important to know the helmet you buy is an ASTM certified helmet.
Locally, you can find a range of helmets for all disciplines at Franklin Horse Supply.
“Many of the helmets that we offer have an interchangeable liner system to get an exact fit and assist in keeping the helmet clean. We proudly offer ASTM certified helmets from Samshield, Charles Owen, GPA, Ovation, OneK, and many more. Franklin Horse Supply specializes in helping customers design the helmet of their dreams with a wide range of custom options for every rider!” said Rebecca Renfro, manager of Franklin Horse Supply.
About Franklin Horse Supply
Franklin Horse Supply is Middle Tennessee’s newest and most complete horse supply store. They carry a full line of English and Western tack, clothing and accessories, as well as your favorite horse care products. Learn more here.
Find Franklin Horse Supply at 1561 Columbia Ave, Franklin.