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How to Buy a Horse Riding Helmet

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Published on Oct 13, 2010

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Protect yourself while riding a horse by purchasing a helmet with these features and safety standards.

Step 1: Ensure the helmet meets safety standards
Ensure the helmet meets official U.S. safety standards by purchasing a helmet that is marked with the ASTM/SEI logo.

Tip
Never wear a bike or skateboarding helmet for horse riding.

Step 2: Choose the style
Choose the style of helmet depending on the type of riding you will be participating in.

Step 3: Choose size correctly
Purchase a helmet that is the correct size and that fits properly.

Tip
Avoid purchasing a used helmet.

Step 4: Get an adjustable dial fit system
Get an adjustable dial fit system and a three-point retention harness to ensure a snug, comfortable fit.

Step 5: Keep cool
Keep cool when you ride by opting for a helmet with vent ports to allow air circulation.

Step 6: Look for removable headliner
Look for a headliner that is removable and washable -- your helmet will last longer with proper maintenance.

Step 7: Get a durable outer shell
Get a lightweight, durable outer shell that comes in a color that expresses your style and personality. Hi-yo Silver, away!

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