• Welcome to the Chronicle Forums.
    Please complete your profile. The forums and the rest of www.chronofhorse.com has single sign-in, so your log in information for one will automatically work for the other. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the individual and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Chronicle of the Horse.

Announcement

Collapse

Forum rules and no-advertising policy

As a participant on this forum, it is your responsibility to know and follow our rules. Please read this message in its entirety.

Board Rules

1. You’re responsible for what you say.
As outlined in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, The Chronicle of the Horse and its affiliates, as well Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., the developers of vBulletin, are not legally responsible for statements made in the forums.

This is a public forum viewed by a wide spectrum of people, so please be mindful of what you say and who might be reading it—details of personal disputes are likely better handled privately. While posters are legally responsible for their statements, the moderators may in their discretion remove or edit posts that violate these rules. Users have the ability to modify or delete their own messages after posting, but administrators generally will not delete posts, threads or accounts upon request.

Outright inflammatory, vulgar, harassing, malicious or otherwise inappropriate statements and criminal charges unsubstantiated by a reputable news source or legal documentation will not be tolerated and will be dealt with at the discretion of the moderators.

2. Conversations in horse-related forums should be horse-related.
The forums are a wonderful source of information and support for members of the horse community. While it’s understandably tempting to share information or search for input on other topics upon which members might have a similar level of knowledge, members must maintain the focus on horses.

3. Keep conversations productive, on topic and civil.
Discussion and disagreement are inevitable and encouraged; personal insults, diatribes and sniping comments are unproductive and unacceptable. Whether a subject is light-hearted or serious, keep posts focused on the current topic and of general interest to other participants of that thread. Utilize the private message feature or personal email where appropriate to address side topics or personal issues not related to the topic at large.

4. No advertising in the discussion forums.
Posts in the discussion forums directly or indirectly advertising horses, jobs, items or services for sale or wanted will be removed at the discretion of the moderators. Use of the private messaging feature or email addresses obtained through users’ profiles for unsolicited advertising is not permitted.

Company representatives may participate in discussions and answer questions about their products or services, or suggest their products on recent threads if they fulfill the criteria of a query. False "testimonials" provided by company affiliates posing as general consumers are not appropriate, and self-promotion of sales, ad campaigns, etc. through the discussion forums is not allowed.

Paid advertising is available on our classifieds site and through the purchase of banner ads. The tightly monitored Giveaways forum permits free listings of genuinely free horses and items available or wanted (on a limited basis). Items offered for trade are not allowed.

Advertising Policy Specifics
When in doubt of whether something you want to post constitutes advertising, please contact a moderator privately in advance for further clarification. Refer to the following points for general guidelines:

Horses – Only general discussion about the buying, leasing, selling and pricing of horses is permitted. If the post contains, or links to, the type of specific information typically found in a sales or wanted ad, and it’s related to a horse for sale, regardless of who’s selling it, it doesn’t belong in the discussion forums.

Stallions – Board members may ask for suggestions on breeding stallion recommendations. Stallion owners may reply to such queries by suggesting their own stallions, only if their horse fits the specific criteria of the original poster. Excessive promotion of a stallion by its owner or related parties is not permitted and will be addressed at the discretion of the moderators.

Services – Members may use the forums to ask for general recommendations of trainers, barns, shippers, farriers, etc., and other members may answer those requests by suggesting themselves or their company, if their services fulfill the specific criteria of the original post. Members may not solicit other members for business if it is not in response to a direct, genuine query.

Products – While members may ask for general opinions and suggestions on equipment, trailers, trucks, etc., they may not list the specific attributes for which they are in the market, as such posts serve as wanted ads.

Event Announcements – Members may post one notification of an upcoming event that may be of interest to fellow members, if the original poster does not benefit financially from the event. Such threads may not be “bumped” excessively. Premium members may post their own notices in the Event Announcements forum.

Charities/Rescues – Announcements for charitable or fundraising events can only be made for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. Special exceptions may be made, at the moderators’ discretion and direction, for board-related events or fundraising activities in extraordinary circumstances.

Occasional posts regarding horses available for adoption through IRS-registered horse rescue or placement programs are permitted in the appropriate forums, but these threads may be limited at the discretion of the moderators. Individuals may not advertise or make announcements for horses in need of rescue, placement or adoption unless the horse is available through a recognized rescue or placement agency or government-run entity or the thread fits the criteria for and is located in the Giveaways forum.

5. Do not post copyrighted photographs unless you have purchased that photo and have permission to do so.

6. Respect other members.
As members are often passionate about their beliefs and intentions can easily be misinterpreted in this type of environment, try to explore or resolve the inevitable disagreements that arise in the course of threads calmly and rationally.

If you see a post that you feel violates the rules of the board, please click the “alert” button (exclamation point inside of a triangle) in the bottom left corner of the post, which will alert ONLY the moderators to the post in question. They will then take whatever action, or no action, as deemed appropriate for the situation at their discretion. Do not air grievances regarding other posters or the moderators in the discussion forums.

Please be advised that adding another user to your “Ignore” list via your User Control Panel can be a useful tactic, which blocks posts and private messages by members whose commentary you’d rather avoid reading.

7. We have the right to reproduce statements made in the forums.
The Chronicle of the Horse may copy, quote, link to or otherwise reproduce posts, or portions of posts, in print or online for advertising or editorial purposes, if attributed to their original authors, and by posting in this forum, you hereby grant to The Chronicle of the Horse a perpetual, non-exclusive license under copyright and other rights, to do so.

8. We reserve the right to enforce and amend the rules.
The moderators may delete, edit, move or close any post or thread at any time, or refrain from doing any of the foregoing, in their discretion, and may suspend or revoke a user’s membership privileges at any time to maintain adherence to the rules and the general spirit of the forum. These rules may be amended at any time to address the current needs of the board.

Please see our full Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for more information.

Thanks for being a part of the COTH forums!

(Revised 1/26/16)
See more
See less

Helmet styles

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Helmet styles

    Could anyone please tell me if it is still ok to wear the black and silver GPA speed airs or the Charles Owen GR8 with the grey stripe. I have both of these new and would prefer not to have to buy new ones but seem to be only seeing black these days. Yes I know the only important thing is protecting your head and the style/cost doesn't matter, but I do need to know for fashion reasons lol.

  • #2
    Both are definitely acceptable, in the hunters/eq I would go for the grey GR8 as it's a little less showy than the silver speed air.
    However, Charles Owen and GPA have very different shapes, so it's highly possible that one of these fits you poorly - if that is the case, use the one that fits best!

    Comment


    • #3
      I've seen people ride with pink CO's, and win. It really doesn't matter what helmet you wear, as long as its safety certified. What matters is how you ride, and what you can afford!

      "Pat the horse; kick yourself" - Carl Hester

      Comment


      • #4
        FYI, even if you don't see it because it's on your head, the silver gpa sometimes glares an can be pretty blinding in the sun. I would not wear one in the hunters or eq just incase a judge can't see you because of the glare. The Charles Owens aren't popular anymore, but they're perfectly acceptable and the judges won't care and honestly the sideline monkeys are just glad you're wearing an in style brand.
        Mendokuse

        Comment


        • #5
          I have seen probably hundreds of people riding in gpa's with silver and can't say I have ever seen a noticeable glare. I would not hesitate to wear one in hunters or eq just based on that thought.

          Comment


          • #6
            I would also say that Charles Owens are still quite popular in the hunter ring. True that most wear black instead of contrasting, the CO GR8 or AYR8 are just as popular for hunter/eq riders as GPA helmets are for jumpers, IMHO.

            Comment


            • #7
              Originally posted by hunterrider23 View Post
              FYI, even if you don't see it because it's on your head, the silver gpa sometimes glares an can be pretty blinding in the sun. I would not wear one in the hunters or eq just incase a judge can't see you because of the glare. The Charles Owens aren't popular anymore, but they're perfectly acceptable and the judges won't care and honestly the sideline monkeys are just glad you're wearing an in style brand.
              When did the COs go out of style? I was at WEF a few times this winter and saw numerous riders wearing them. I saw as many as those ugly Speed Airs.
              I am on my phone 90% of the time. Please ignore typos, misplaced lower case letters, and the random word butchered by autocowreck.

              Comment


              • #8
                Who on earth are the sideline monkeys and why should they dictate anything? Geez, this sounds like high school.

                Sorry I sound so cranky, but I read stuff like this over and over in these fashion threads. I show on a local level, but no one has ever said anything to me about my tack or clothes. The way people describe the railbirds at A shows, I am genuinely confused about why they seem to have so much power. Who are they, and why should anyone care what they think? If the judge doesn't care about the helmet brand, why should these "sideline monkeys" matter? And what do they actually do? Line up and make loud snide comments to each other? Give each participant a fashion report card? I honestly don't get it.
                Last edited by Dewey; Apr. 5, 2013, 09:04 AM.
                I heard a neigh. Oh, such a brisk and melodious neigh as that was! My very heart leaped with delight at the sound. --Nathaniel Hawthorne

                Comment


                • #9
                  ^It sounds like high school because the railbirds are generally teenagers (like those who run the 2H0t2Tr0t twitter account).

                  Interestingly, I have found over the years that everyone - teenagers included - finds my faded velvet helmet fascinating and loves it.

                  OP seriously, wear what fits your head and don't worry about what other people think.
                  http://www.youtube.com/user/supershorty628
                  Proudly blogging for The Chronicle of the Horse!

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by supershorty628 View Post
                    ^It sounds like high school because the railbirds are generally teenagers (like those who run the 2H0t2Tr0t twitter account).

                    Interestingly, I have found over the years that everyone - teenagers included - finds my faded velvet helmet fascinating and loves it.

                    OP seriously, wear what fits your head and don't worry about what other people think.
                    Long gone are the days where we used to leave our velvet helmets out on the fence in the sun to fade

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by FLeventer View Post
                      When did the COs go out of style? I was at WEF a few times this winter and saw numerous riders wearing them. I saw as many as those ugly Speed Airs.
                      Not the CO style, GR8s and AYR8s are very much in, but no one really wears the charcoal anymore. And the silver glare comes from personal experience being absolutely blinded by my trainer's son's helmet.
                      Mendokuse

                      Comment

                      Working...
                      X