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Re: Helmets-gotta see this

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  • Re: Helmets-gotta see this

    I love it!


  • #2
    What a great idea for the dressage/carriage/have fun folk! I can see this for spring to keep the sun out of my eyes.
    Intermediate Riding Skills


    • #3
      I opened the link fully expecting to find the products hideous. Surprise! They're cute!!!

      I doubt the purple one with the feathers would fly in the dressage ring, though!


      • Original Poster

        Doesn't remind you of Kentucky Derby Day? Just need a mint julep, LOL.
        I'd like to see it become a big fad, with the helmet controversy , LOL. I'm thinking of getting one!


        • #5
          Oh, I want the purple one!

          Should look utterly fantastic on my size 7 5/8 inch helmet!
          “Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.”
          ? Albert Einstein


          • #6
            Originally posted by princessfluffybritches View Post
            Doesn't remind you of Kentucky Derby Day?
            Oh I totally agree!

            I think it's an intriguing idea. Those ones are cute, but not enough for me to buy one yet.

            Do they have anything out there styled like a top hat with a helmet underneath? That might be an interesting idea, though I wonder if it would start getting too bulky.


            • #7
              Do you think they'd kick you out of warmup with one of those on? Hey, as long as you take the cover off before going in the ring, you ARE still wearing an approved helmet!


              • #8
                Originally posted by Beasmom View Post
                I opened the link fully expecting to find the products hideous. Surprise! They're cute!!!
                Same here. Looks far less moronic than that fake top hat cover that was in Dressage Today a few months back. A lot cheaper, too, as IIRC that one was at least a few hundred dollars.
                Amateur rider, professional braider.
                Save a life, adopt a pet.


                • #9
                  Those are UGLY!! Makes the bobble head even more pronounced. Ewwww....
                  "And I'm thinking you weren't burdened with an overabundance of schooling." - Capt Reynolds "Firefly"


                  • #10
                    I agree, Foxhound. The tophat covers and Western helmet covers for helmets are some of the most ludicrous looking things on earth.

                    I don't know why these things work (IMO), but the creator has managed to make these covers whimsical and fun!


                    • Original Poster

                      Velvet, maybe bobble head will become a fashion!

                      I personally miss the image in my head of riding with long blond flowing hair in the breeze-even tho my hair is short, LOL. I am thinking of gluing some long flowing hairpiece to under the band inside the helmet, and applying bright red lipstick, and maybe enhancing my bosoms so that the bobble is grabbing attention elsewhere!


                      • #12
                        I think they are a perfect solution for the CDE driver who wants to have a "hat" look for presentation, dressage, and cones yet still be safe wearing a helmet. In fact, a couple of them look nicer than some of the real hats I've seen in the carriage ring. There wouldn't be as much "bobble" for a driver.


                        • #13
                          I want a giant straw hat one, with the HUGE brim. Maybe it'll help protect mt neck and shoulders from sunburn a bit better than a regular helmet.


                          • Original Poster

                            Originally posted by Hampton Bay View Post
                            I want a giant straw hat one, with the HUGE brim. Maybe it'll help protect mt neck and shoulders from sunburn a bit better than a regular helmet.
                            I'm with you there! Nice thing to have in Florida!


                            • #15
                              I think they are rather cute. My only concern is that they block the vents which help make helmets comfortable in hot weather.


                              • #16
                                I think that they should make a tricorn or spanish riding school style cover for all those "classical" dressage people!
                                "Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain" ~Friedrich Schiller


                                • #17
                                  I really hope the women in the last picture is not going to Hunt like that O_o