Your horse riding hat is vital for your safety and you should never consider riding without it. No safety wear or equipment can protect you completely but you must do everything you can to protect yourself. Even the most accomplished riders can meet with an accident and you never know when that might happen. Your hat (or helmet) could save you from a serious head injury in the event of a fall. It also provides valuable protection if you are kicked by your horse. However, all hats are not born equal!
Your riding hat must conform to the latest safety standards. This will mean that is has been extensively tested to ensure that it provides the appropriate levels of protection. Shock absorption, penetration, harness strength and stability are all tested. It is also crucial that your riding hat fits correctly. If it doesn’t then then the protection it provides will be seriously diminished. A hat which is too large will be easily dislodged during a fall. A hat which is too small will be uncomfortable and so quickly discarded.
It is never a good idea to purchase a second hand riding hat. The structural integrity could have been compromised as the result of an impact. It is entirely possible that a helmet which looks perfect on the outside has actually sustained serious damage. Indeed serious issues are rarely visible and so the previous owner may not have been aware of them. Any helmet which has been involved in an accident should be replaced immediately.
Riding hats can also be damaged by excessive exposure to sunlight and from knocks in transit. Your riding hat should be stored carefully at all times and especially when you are on the move.
At Equi Supermarket we have chosen an outstanding collection of horse riding hats from Champion and Charles Owen. These are the most highly regarded helmets and conform to the highest safety standards. Both ranges are also distinguished by the comfort of their styles. These are riding hats for adults and juniors that you can trust to offer the maximum protection and to be comfortable enough to wear all day. There are some things in life where compromise is not an option and your riding hat is one of them. With Charles Owen and Champion riding hats from Equi Supermarket you are investing in the very best.