Very few people look stylish with an equestrian helmet on but they have a long history. The typical style of the equestrian helmet, kept even in these days of modern fabrics and cutting-edge design, still reflects the tradition of conservatism proliferated by the early English horse riding headgear. Today, all the same, the emphasis is on the wearers safety as opposed to just style. Not that many people realize this, but competitive horseback riding is a sport that can be fraught with danger. Helmets are made this way today in order to safeguard the head from serious injuries that can happen when horseback riding like falling off a horse.
The outer layer of the equestrian helmet is plastic that resists shock and helps prevent accidental injuries in the event of a fall, though cloth is sometimes used to cover the plastic and make the horse riding helmet more attractive. The top of the horse riding helmet is made to shield the horse rider’s eyes from the bright light of the sun while making it more appealing. Yet, it is designed to crumple during a fall which makes it safer in event a horse rider lands on the rim. Though of course a horse riding helmet is designed primarily to protect the horse rider in the case of an shock, comfort is also essential. Added padding helps with both aims. In addition, the styling is particular to the sport, making an horse riding helmet quite easy to make out.
Since bicycle and skating equestrian helmets put the safe-guardian on only the front and back of the head, these new equestrian helmets concentrate on total safeguarding. It is also designed with the comfort of the rider in mind, with ventilation and positioning element into the overall look. There are numerous types of horse riding helmet for various types of contest. Racing horse riding helmets, for instance, have brimless horse riding helmets that are covered in material that matches their running colors. Traditionalists frown upon the spreading use of brilliant colored varieties, but more and more people find the colors black, brown and gray boring.
Equine helmets currently available to horse riders include more “western” designs – still, these styles have yet to be fully adopted by rodeo horse riders (In places where there is an apparent need for more of them). Though the standards are different in each nation, all riders must be sure to follow safety standards and have the right equipment, like a horse riding helmet, the rider won’t be allowed to contend. The aim of a “conformity assessment” is to learn whether the equestrian helmet meets the suitable standard. The conformity assessment is a series of tests that show how secure the equestrian helmet is and some appraisals involve a number of tests that simulate a rider falling from a horse and even getting kicked in the head by it. These days, horseback riding instructors are required by insurance companies to make their students wear equestrian riding horse riding helmets in order to get an insurance policy. Equine helmets are made for safety, and despite the fact that some people feel that they are hot and uncomfortable, they should be worn.