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  1. #21
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    Few here use any helmets, but those that use one seem to most have Sierra from Troxel:

    http://www.valleyvet.com/ct_search_r...?search=TRO001

    That one seems to fit many heads.

    Could you have one for every day and one just for shows?
    The every day one doesn't has to be any special look then.



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    I love my Ovation Schooler helmet! It is so lightweight and comfy. Go with the Ovation!



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    I got the Ovation Deluxe Schooler after talking with someone at Victory Canter about what I needed, my head shape, and what I currently had. I used to have the older style Troxel Sport schooling helmet and I upgraded to the Troxel Spirit. The Spirit just didn't fit my long oval head, and I'm so much happier with my Ovation helmet. My BO just bought one because she really liked how light it was and how well it fit.



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    Quote Originally Posted by katarine View Post
    Troxel= round head
    Ovation= long oval head

    I can't wear a Troxel.
    Is the IRH more for a round or oval head?
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    How do you know if your head is round or oval?

    Oh, I know, if it fits Troxel, round, if Ovation, oval, right?


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    I have a Tiperrary and I love it! It's my second one, and I would buy it again. It's super lightweight and well ventilated, and fits perfectly on my oval head. I will say that the sizing is different on the current model from the sizing on the previous model. I have always worn a large, my Charles Owen is a 7 3/8. But in this version of the Tipperary I wear a medium.
    I also love that it's inexpensive enough to replace without hesitation.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluey View Post
    How do you know if your head is round or oval?

    Oh, I know, if it fits Troxel, round, if Ovation, oval, right?
    Haha! Seems to be the general consensus around here.

    Anyway, I took my flexible curve and put it around my head (using a mirror to make sure it was level). I had the size and shape of my head, but make sure you measure using the inside of the curve and not the outside. Flexible curves have another use other than wither tracings.
    Last edited by LadyNeon01; Mar. 12, 2013 at 12:35 PM. Reason: clarification



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    Quote Originally Posted by LadyNeon01 View Post
    Haha! Seems to be the general consensus around here.

    Anyway, I took my flexible curve and put it around my head (using a mirror to make sure it was level). I had the size and shape of my head, but make sure you measure using the inside of the curve and not the outside. Flexible curves have another use other than wither tracings.
    Good idea.
    My flexible curve is baling wire, that I have handy.
    Will give that a try, see what shape I come up with.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Macimage View Post
    Does anybody have the Tipperary Sportage? I have it in my shopping cart but am having second thoughts as no one has recommended it.

    Thanks!
    I love mine, despite the fact that I think it's really ugly. I wear it at home, I have an ayr8 for anything off farm.



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    I am also decidedly not a fan of anything with a dial fit. Including ovation. Unless they have come out with one without it that I'm not aware of.



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    Quote Originally Posted by emeraldcity View Post
    I am also decidedly not a fan of anything with a dial fit. Including ovation. Unless they have come out with one without it that I'm not aware of.
    me either. which is why Pegasus



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    Quote Originally Posted by Macimage View Post
    Does anybody have the Tipperary Sportage? I have it in my shopping cart but am having second thoughts as no one has recommended it.

    Thanks!
    The OP said she wanted a helmet that would look good at shows. The Sportage is a schooling helmet.
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    Yeah the sportage is not an option, though I have tried them on before and found them to be very comfortable.
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    Although the Ovation is lightweight and comfortable, I have found it doesn't protect your head as well as a Tipp. It's too low profile to provide adequate protection. That has been my experience anyway. (I was having some bucking issues with my horse, so was able to do quite a bit of "field testing")

    ETA: saw you were looking for something for shows. I would still get something with more bulk than the Ovation.
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    My IRH seems to fit a bit more round. Ovation fits my oval head better!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluey View Post
    How do you know if your head is round or oval?

    Oh, I know, if it fits Troxel, round, if Ovation, oval, right?
    You can slap one on your noggin and go from there. If all your tack shop has is Troxels and they make your eyes bleed, I recommend looking at an Ovation.

    http://www.doversaddlery.com/how-to-...-page-1/a/483/


    or a search on COTH may help.

    http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/sh...or-round-heads



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    Quote Originally Posted by RolyPolyPony View Post
    I have it and LOVE it. I'm not sure I'd wear it for shows - I have a JR8 for that - but it's wonderful otherwise.
    Ditto this...I have both these helmets My Tipperary is due to be replaced (it's at least 6 years old-never been in a fall) and I will replace with whatever the newer version of it is.


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    Thank you to all that replied to me and gave me good feedback. Back to the OP's questions!



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    Oops! I missed the "looks good at shows" part. But then I suppose that's another reason I don't show--it seems silly to think that one might be scored down for wearing a perfectly functional but less stylish helmet



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    Quote Originally Posted by katarine View Post
    You can slap one on your noggin and go from there. If all your tack shop has is Troxels and they make your eyes bleed, I recommend looking at an Ovation.

    http://www.doversaddlery.com/how-to-...-page-1/a/483/


    or a search on COTH may help.

    http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/sh...or-round-heads
    Ok, I measured with doubled baling wire and came up with 6 1/8" to 7 3/8", on a circumference of 22".
    That does make me officially a real egghead, I think.
    Wonder why then the Sierra Troxel for round heads fits?
    May ought to try one for oval heads and see if that could be better, hmmm ...

    I hope others are learning from this also.



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