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Just Not Native
May. 15, 2011, 11:31 AM
OK. I can't stand the look of "helmet head" after I ride. In the winter, it's no problem I just put on a knitted hat, but what about the summer? I look awful in baseball hats, and a kerchief just makes me think of my Polish grandmother! Does anyone have a suggestion? I love the straw hats see in some dressage venues, but I don't want to scream DRESSAGE DIVA - I'm not. I board at a jumper facility, that's laid back. Ideas???

Pony Fixer
May. 15, 2011, 03:31 PM
I have a Scala "cowboy" hat. It's straw with a brim, so keeps sun off my face at shows as well as covering the helmet hair.

May. 15, 2011, 04:00 PM
If sun protection is important, you might look at Tilly hats. I have one of these:


May. 15, 2011, 08:31 PM
I, too, look dreadful in baseball caps. I have several Australian hats I love. Here's a good selection: http://www.downunderweb.com/store/Clothing_OutbackHats.html

good booie
May. 15, 2011, 09:42 PM
I wear Boonies once in a while. Kind of quirky but definately comfy and gets the job done. Sometimes I hate the tight feeling of a baseball hat especially after wearing a helmet.

May. 15, 2011, 10:40 PM
If you like the look of Straw hats, why not just buy a straw hat? Who cares if you look like a "dressage diva" as long as you don't act like one?

May. 15, 2011, 10:46 PM
You did not mention how long your hair is. I pull on a visor. I finger scrunch up my hair and on goes the visor. I look awful in baseball caps but the visor gives my hair some height and body.

May. 16, 2011, 11:01 AM
It's the BARN. Who cares if your hair is flat and icky? Your horse doesn't care. ;) Who cares if you think you don't look good in ball caps? I beat other people wouldn't think so and wouldn't think twice about it.

Are you at the barn for your horse and to have fun with him/her? Or to impress the barn mavens?

I wouldn't spend a lot of money on a special hat. But then again, that's just me. :yes:

May. 16, 2011, 06:44 PM
Some cute ones here http://www.shefinds.com/2010/grab-a-cute-summer-hat-from-eugenia-kim-for-targets-collection/

And uv protection ones here: http://www.shefinds.com/2010/grab-a-cute-summer-hat-from-eugenia-kim-for-targets-collection/

May. 16, 2011, 10:32 PM
I have a beautiful Scala hat that I use off and on during the summer...but I am a visor girl. I have a few visors... visor from my alma mater, my visor from my favorite local tack shop and my HRH visor...which I love for what it implies, even though it really stands for Hard Rock Hotel! :lol: