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  • For those of you that need a new helmet...

    Equine Source is having a deal that if you take the Ride On helmet pledge, you get 10% off your next helmet purchase. And they have free shipping on orders over $200.

    I ordered a Charles Owen AYR8 last night and it ended up costing $296.96.

    I have committed to wearing a helmet every ride, instead of my normal "only on young horses, silly horses, horses I don't know or when jumping." Thought if I invested in a nice helmet, that will make it easier to keep my committment.

    I am also considering investing in a Charles Owen JR8 so I can keep one in the trailer and one in the barn so I am never without one if I forget where I used it last.

  • #2
    Thanks for the hot tip! I needed a new helmet this year anyway, before all of the attention that has come from the recent injuries. I haven't bought one for 5 years, and when I found out that the only thing that fit was a CO model, I was not prepared for the sticker shock!

    Off to go shopping.....

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    • #3
      Wasn't impressed with Equine Source's service in the least. I tried buying something on closeout a few weeks ago. Granted, I used a coupon that apparently you couldn't use on blowouts (but the site took it, charged me the amount minus 5.00 for the coupon)....Equine Source took the liberty of charging my credit card the extra 5.00 without my consent. When I called them, the person on the other end copped a major attitude with me...basically said...You know, we have only 2 of these left, you can take it or leave it. I told them to leave it.

      My husband was appauled at the CC situation and told me to complain...unfortantely, I was dealing with one of the store owners.

      They did however decide I was no longer worthy of their email updates..took me off their list.

      Just an FYI.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by dalpal View Post
        Wasn't impressed with Equine Source's service in the least. I tried buying something on closeout a few weeks ago. Granted, I used a coupon that apparently you couldn't use on blowouts (but the site took it, charged me the amount minus 5.00 for the coupon)....Equine Source took the liberty of charging my credit card the extra 5.00 without my consent. When I called them, the person on the other end copped a major attitude with me...basically said...You know, we have only 2 of these left, you can take it or leave it. I told them to leave it.

        My husband was appauled at the CC situation and told me to complain...unfortantely, I was dealing with one of the store owners.

        They did however decide I was no longer worthy of their email updates..took me off their list.

        Just an FYI.
        Aw, poor dalpal. Your heart must be breaking.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by dalpal View Post
          Wasn't impressed with Equine Source's service in the least. I tried buying something on closeout a few weeks ago. Granted, I used a coupon that apparently you couldn't use on blowouts (but the site took it, charged me the amount minus 5.00 for the coupon)....Equine Source took the liberty of charging my credit card the extra 5.00 without my consent. When I called them, the person on the other end copped a major attitude with me...basically said...You know, we have only 2 of these left, you can take it or leave it. I told them to leave it.

          My husband was appauled at the CC situation and told me to complain...unfortantely, I was dealing with one of the store owners.

          They did however decide I was no longer worthy of their email updates..took me off their list.

          Just an FYI.
          I have dealt with this company many times and have never had any problems. I also thought there customer service was great..maybe you just caught them on a bad day? I checked out the helmet deal..I do think that is a great idea!

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          • #6
            I'm on the opposite side of the "buy a more expensive helmet" equation -- I bought a bit on the pricey side because I loved the fit, but now realize that it makes me needlessly reluctant to replace my helmet after a fall. (Well, one fall, where the helmet only hit the dust because after I fell on my butt, I flopped back on the dirt in disgust before dusting off and getting back on.)

            Now I know why they call them "schooling helmets" -- and the next time I'm at the tack shop to find a good fit, I'm getting several and saving the expensive helmet for showing!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by PortPonies View Post
              I'm on the opposite side of the "buy a more expensive helmet" equation -- I bought a bit on the pricey side because I loved the fit, but now realize that it makes me needlessly reluctant to replace my helmet after a fall. (Well, one fall, where the helmet only hit the dust because after I fell on my butt, I flopped back on the dirt in disgust before dusting off and getting back on.)

              Now I know why they call them "schooling helmets" -- and the next time I'm at the tack shop to find a good fit, I'm getting several and saving the expensive helmet for showing!
              I'm with you. A certified helmet is a certified helmet. I wear my cheap Troxel at the barn and save my nice Charles Owen for the show ring.

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              • #8
                Be careful... after I applied the coupon code, the shipping defaulted to the more expensive shipping. Be sure to check all options. I updated it a couple times and then was able to choose USPS which was $1 cheaper.

                Still shopping, not sure they're the best deal, but they DO have the new Pegasus helmets I'm dying to try--and 10% off is a good incentive.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by PortPonies View Post
                  I'm on the opposite side of the "buy a more expensive helmet" equation -- I bought a bit on the pricey side because I loved the fit, but now realize that it makes me needlessly reluctant to replace my helmet after a fall. (Well, one fall, where the helmet only hit the dust because after I fell on my butt, I flopped back on the dirt in disgust before dusting off and getting back on.)

                  Now I know why they call them "schooling helmets" -- and the next time I'm at the tack shop to find a good fit, I'm getting several and saving the expensive helmet for showing!
                  I agree. No hesitation putting a $40.00 helmet in the trash, a $500.00 helmet I might not be so willing.
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                  • #10
                    valley vet has troxels for a really good price, and free shipping over $60, plus a free gift with some of the nicer troxels, a quilted vest or fleece jacket.... can't decide between the sierra and the dakota...

                    eta, dakota duratec in girly "traildust" it is! with my free quilted vest
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by buck22 View Post
                      valley vet has troxels for a really good price, and free shipping over $60, plus a free gift with some of the nicer troxels, a quilted vest or fleece jacket.... can't decide between the sierra and the dakota...

                      eta, dakota duratec in girly "traildust" it is! with my free quilted vest
                      Pretty!!!

                      I had one of the older Troxel Duratecs (tossed it after a fall). It was a lovely helmet. I just wish Troxel didn't change over to the GPS III system. I find them really uncomfortable now.

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                      • #12
                        oh no, I hope I find it comfortable. it had good reviews, and one review I read someplace said that it was a pony-tail friendly design too. fingers x'd!
                        Being terrible at something is the first step to being truly great at it. Struggle is the evidence of progress.

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                        • #13
                          Please don't store your helmet where it is exposed to heat

                          inca
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                          Location: Brenham, TX
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                          For those of you that need a new helmet...

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                          Equine Source is having a deal that if you take the Ride On helmet pledge, you get 10% off your next helmet purchase. And they have free shipping on orders over $200.

                          I ordered a Charles Owen AYR8 last night and it ended up costing $296.96.

                          I have committed to wearing a helmet every ride, instead of my normal "only on young horses, silly horses, horses I don't know or when jumping." Thought if I invested in a nice helmet, that will make it easier to keep my committment.

                          I am also considering investing in a Charles Owen JR8 so I can keep one in the trailer and one in the barn so I am never without one if I forget where I used it last.
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                          It is a great idea to get a second helmet, but please don't store it in your trailer unless you are lucky enough to be able to park your trailer in a garage. The heat in a close up trailer (or car) will degrade the protective material.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by inca View Post
                            Equine Source is having a deal that if you take the Ride On helmet pledge, you get 10% off your next helmet purchase. And they have free shipping on orders over $200.

                            I ordered a Charles Owen AYR8 last night and it ended up costing $296.96.

                            I have committed to wearing a helmet every ride, instead of my normal "only on young horses, silly horses, horses I don't know or when jumping." Thought if I invested in a nice helmet, that will make it easier to keep my committment.

                            I am also considering investing in a Charles Owen JR8 so I can keep one in the trailer and one in the barn so I am never without one if I forget where I used it last.
                            You'd be better off getting one from over here and paying to have it shipped! The full price of an AYR8 is just £75 which is just $113!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Thomas_1 View Post
                              You'd be better off getting one from over here and paying to have it shipped! The full price of an AYR8 is just £75 which is just $113!
                              LOL tell us where!

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                                #16
                                You know, I looked for the helmet on UK web sites but certainly did not find one for 75 pounds! The ones I found converted to about $170 US but I was afraid of dealing with custom duties and all that. And if I needed to return it for some reason, that would be a huge hassle.

                                I was VERY irritated about how badly we are getting ripped off on the price over here in the US, however!

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                                • #17
                                  I actually sell them and know that's the rrp.

                                  But a quick google produced this:

                                  http://www.surreyequestrian.co.uk/ch...iding-hat.html

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                                  • #18
                                    Awesome info. Equestrian Collections is also running a contest with Troxel for helmet package giveaway!

                                    http://blog.horsegirltv.com/2010/03/...lmet-giveaway/

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by mswillie View Post
                                      I agree. No hesitation putting a $40.00 helmet in the trash, a $500.00 helmet I might not be so willing.
                                      As far as I know, if you have a wreck in a helmet and need to replace it, the manufacturer will give you a new one either free or for a reduced price. When I had my accident a few years ago and had a concussion, I was wearing my GPA. Through the retailer, I sent it back with a check for $125 and got a brand new helmet in return.
                                      2012 goal: learn to ride like a Barn Rat

                                      A helmet saved my life.

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                                      • #20
                                        I just bought a Charles Owen AYR8 from David Conchie in Scotland and it came to £119 including £20 shipping. It arrived in ten days or so and there were no customs charges. Total US was around $190.

                                        He special ordered the black/black for me, too, since he didn't have it in stock.

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