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  • New helmet rule... Opinions?

    http://www.riders4helmets.com/2013/0...s-as-of-today/

    Sorry it wouldn't let me copy and paste the body text.
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  • #2
    Cue people whining about how achieving the upper levels isn't worth it anymore if they can't ride around in a top hat. The whole dream is killed now, le sob.

    Of course, CDIs are still available if it is that important to them.
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    • #3
      Sooo offended!
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      • #4
        Originally posted by meupatdoes View Post
        Cue people whining about how achieving the upper levels isn't worth it anymore if they can't ride around in a top hat. The whole dream is killed now, le sob.

        Of course, CDIs are still available if it is that important to them.
        I don't get it. A top hat is what makes the upper levels worth it?
        Who cares if you have to wear a helmet?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by chancellor2 View Post
          I don't get it. A top hat is what makes the upper levels worth it?
          Who cares if you have to wear a helmet?
          Keyword:

          "Cue"
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          • #6
            I still don't understand why helmet manufacturers can't make a top hat helmet for those who want to wear top hats.

            ETA: perhaps dressage riders should demand they do so.

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            • #7
              Because a top hat with a chin strap would just be ugly.
              "And I'm thinking you weren't burdened with an overabundance of schooling." - Capt Reynolds "Firefly"

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              • #8
                People wouldn't buy a top hat helmet. They didn't buy the cowboy hat helmet when that came out.

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                • #9
                  People can do whatever they want with their skulls, but to be completely honest, I think top hats look absurd. Even aside from the safety stuff, I just think they look...spectacularly and distractingly costumey.

                  I know that's controversial opinion and to each his own and I'm sure wearing a top hat is an honor to which I am not privilege and thus couldn't possibly know the joys of. But that's my honest opinion.

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                  • #10
                    Yawnnnnnnn....

                    The rest of us over in H/J land had to comply quite some time ago. Get over it.

                    Anyone who wants to ride sans helmet, may. Just not in competition. Just like the rest of us.

                    And truthfully, any person who has watched the struggles of one of the really really good upper level riders recover from a head injury and still doesn't wear a helmet, clearly does not have a: the sense God gave a goose or b: any brains worth protecting.


                    Go ride reiners. No helmet, lots of circles, tons of applause and lots of bling.

                    You'll be happy there.

                    And you'll get to ride a horse with a real halt.

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                    • #11
                      A month ago, there was a 15 page thread on this, and yet people find a need to keep revisiting the helmet subject. By now, I think it's all be said and argued.

                      http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/showthread.php?393831-Helmets-Required&highlight=helmet

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                      • #12
                        Clearly you've missed one of the joys of the COTH bb

                        Which is rehashing stuff over and over and over and over .........


                        Everything worth discussing and everyone worth dissing probably happened in the first 72 hours the site was up. What else are we suposed to do at work?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by 2ndyrgal View Post
                          The rest of us over in H/J land had to comply quite some time ago. Get over it.

                          Anyone who wants to ride sans helmet, may. Just not in competition. Just like the rest of us.

                          And truthfully, any person who has watched the struggles of one of the really really good upper level riders recover from a head injury and still doesn't wear a helmet, clearly does not have a: the sense God gave a goose or b: any brains worth protecting.


                          Go ride reiners. No helmet, lots of circles, tons of applause and lots of bling.

                          You'll be happy there.

                          And you'll get to ride a horse with a real halt.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by 2ndyrgal View Post
                            Go ride reiners. No helmet, lots of circles, tons of applause and lots of bling.

                            You'll be happy there.

                            And you'll get to ride a horse with a real halt.
                            They let their horses wear hats????
                            "And I'm thinking you weren't burdened with an overabundance of schooling." - Capt Reynolds "Firefly"

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by eqsiu View Post
                              I still don't understand why helmet manufacturers can't make a top hat helmet for those who want to wear top hats.

                              ETA: perhaps dressage riders should demand they do so.
                              They do make them, and, with apologies to those who own, wear, and love them, I'm sorry, but they look awful to me. They're basically a top-hat-shaped cover on a regular helmet, and are just really large and over proportion. A regular helmet looks SO much better than those things.

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                              • #16
                                Halt. Whoa, Stop

                                Halt. Not hat.

                                Those horses don't need hats.

                                Or double bridles.

                                Or braids.

                                Or ear nets.

                                And they ain't scared of cows, umbrellas or loud noises.

                                Come to think of it, those guys that opted out of going to Europe because of an "electric indoor atmosphere," should just take those UL beasts to any western competition anywhere around and desensitize them.

                                Of course they're gonna laugh at your outfits,

                                Especially the hat.

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                                • #17
                                  Please, upper level riders and those new to helmets in competition, for the love of God, buy one that fits and that you can keep level on your head!

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                                  • #18
                                    But we all buy the hunt cap helmets.

                                    And western riders aren't required to wear helmets.

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by 2ndyrgal View Post
                                      Halt. Not hat.

                                      Those horses don't need hats.

                                      Or double bridles.

                                      Or braids.

                                      Or ear nets.

                                      And they ain't scared of cows, umbrellas or loud noises.

                                      Come to think of it, those guys that opted out of going to Europe because of an "electric indoor atmosphere," should just take those UL beasts to any western competition anywhere around and desensitize them.

                                      Of course they're gonna laugh at your outfits,

                                      Especially the hat.
                                      *pout* I was trying to start a sidebar and do a little derailing.
                                      "And I'm thinking you weren't burdened with an overabundance of schooling." - Capt Reynolds "Firefly"

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                                      • #20
                                        That's the point

                                        All safety rules change and evolve. When Dale Earnhardt died at a crash that seemed no worse than any other, two things about his circumstance were different than nearly everyone else that strapped into a car that day.

                                        1. He was not wearing a "Hanns device" which keeps your head from snapping off your neck in a severe crash. (how he actually died)

                                        2. He was not wearing a full face helmet. That keeps your jaw and possibly your windpipe from getting crushed (there are no airbags).

                                        After his death, both of those things became mandatory. For Everyone. It does not take a genius to look at someone like CKD and figure that, rightly so, the rules were going to change to make a sport involving a very large animal with a mind of it's own safer.

                                        Football helmets did not evolve because those guys are wussies, they evolved to protect them from each other.

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