Child Riding Helmet EquestrianKids Riding Helmet Rider
hospital admissions; helmets. A riding helmet is a form of protective headgear worn by horses when riding.
Rider, are you sure you're wearin' your helmet?
The use of a riding helmet is the first stage in avoiding injury to the horse's heads when riding, but it is even more important to wear a helmet that is correctly adapted. In my capacity as complainant, the number of phone conversations to my offices from wounded horsemen or relatives of wounded horsemen has risen. They often ask themselves whether their wounds to the heads are the outcome of a failing helmet pattern.
Also, a competing driver, I recently looked to buy a new helmet, but after the experience, I found that I had more queries than replies. When I came in, I explained to the owners what I wanted - and they pointed me at the helmet panel. Nobody asked me to "assemble" the helmet for me, nor were there writing directions for correct assembly.
There were no orders in the helmet boxes either. One of my colleagues helped one of the parents of two kids to find a riding helmet. At first the seller said to the mom that the helmet should "give" something to prevent the child from getting a sore head.
These two hints are contrary to the helmet manufacturers' recommendation. Whilst every helmet may not be constructed as it should be, some wounds are the consequence of improper use. Get a horse mag or search the web and it's easy to find pictures of top pros who wear their badly.
Do you know that you should own TWO hats for those who are riding with their heads in a ponytail and also down? A helmet does not match both styles. A certified riding helmet is constructed in such a way that it sits bolted on the top of the skull. The browband should be close to the forehead.
The helmet should be two fingers wide over the forehead. Attach the helmet from behind to ensure that it is snug against the back of the cranial basis and the cervix. Helmet are checked according to the one-hit principle, i.e. if you crash and your helmet touches the floor, it should be changed.
Were you aware if you get your receipts and information from your helmet purchase that if you need a spare most serious helmet company will offer a spare either free or at a discounted rate? So, who is in charge of ensuring that a rider's helmet fits properly? First of all, the helmet must be constructed and checked in such a way that the driver's safety is minimized.
Next, the maker must either provide an instruction manual or a brief clip to show how to wear the helmet. It is the duty of the shopkeeper who sells the helmet to teach his employees how they can help their customers to fit the helmet correctly. Equestrian coaches and others who are pros in the business must make sure that their customers wear their helmet the way it is meant to be used.
Several coaches see that their drivers do not sport a suitable helmet, but do nothing to rectify the problem. If the driver falls and the helmet does not work or causes further injuries, the coach can be made responsible. Demonstrate to officers, mannequins and messangers, that a driver who wears a helmet has an erroneous obligation to advise the driver to adjust the fitting.
As with any other riding gear, grown horse riding and the parent of young rider have a duty to know how to wear them. Also if you have not fallen, but your helmet is old, it may be a good idea to buy a new one. The helmet manufacturer recommends to replace the helmet every 3 to 5 years.
Please visit the manufacturer's website for more information on the specification of your helmet. When you wonder if your helmet has been incorrectly constructed after a crash resulting in severe injuries to your helmet, make sure you keep it. It' important to pack the helmet so that nobody can set or replace it.
Don't put the helmet back on your skull. The way you have worn this helmet at the moment of the crash is immediately questioned and the helmet helps in checking a possible requirement should the helmet be questioned.