• 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

HELP-need helmet suggestions for tall narrow head

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

  • HELP-need helmet suggestions for tall narrow head

    I am an eventer transitioning to fox hunting (I know-wrong forum-but you get more traffic here). I need a new helmet for hunting. It can be velvet, velveteen, or the suede stuff on lots of helmets, but I would prefer not plastic.

    So in eventing, I fit in the CO Skull II and the Tipperary Sportage (original). I am having a really hard time finding an affordable approved helmet for hunting. Noe of them seem deep enough like the skull or the Tipperary. The JR 8 is too shallow, the Troxels perch, I bought an IRH Olympian, but it doesn't feel great. At Dover, they said that the CO Wellington would fit, but I really don't want to spend that type of $$ for a helmet that might get nailed by tree branches, etc.

    Any ideas?

  • #2
    Well, probrably not helpful as you said you don't want to spend so much, but the Wellington really sits MUCH deeper than other COs. I tried the GR8 and it sat wayy up on my forehead (near my hairline!) but the Wellington Professional (and I would assume the Classic) actually sits correctly. You could try searching for a sale online. Best of Luck!

    Comment


    • #3
      Long Oval

      I had a student that did well with a "long oval" helmet shape. I forget what brands offered this helmet shape, I think it was just gotten out of Dover or State Line. Hmmmmmm... maybe SmartPak.

      It wasn't an expensive brand at all, I don't think. It was velvet. It fit her head really, really well. Since you indicate that your head is also tall... I would stay away from "low profile" styles, maybe.

      Look at the Olympian and the IRH helmets here:

      http://www.horse-vetsupplies-andmore...inghelmet.html
      Last edited by headsupheelsdown; Jan. 3, 2010, 10:59 AM.

      Comment


      • #4
        Sounds like you have the same helmet fitting issues that I do. Here is an under-$100 helmet that should work.

        http://www.doversaddlery.com/product...1&ids=67047412
        The big guy: Lincoln

        Southern Maryland Equestrian

        Comment

        • Original Poster

          #5
          I have the IRH Olympian which is very much like the one that you linked to, and it doesn't feel right. Too shallow. I think that I am going to have to return it and save my $$ for a Wellington unless anyone has other suggestions.

          For now, the hunt has been tolerant and lets me ride in my event helmets with a cover. I would love to get a real hunt hat though.

          Comment


          • #6
            I also have a long oval head and it's hard for me to find a helmet that doesn't look like it's perched up on top of my head. GR8s look fine on me, as does the IRH knock-off the XR9. However, out of all of the helmets I've tried on, this one fits my head the best: http://www.doversaddlery.com/irh-pro...-3622/cn/1964/. Personally, I don't like the harness so I went for the GR8 but it might be worth a try for you.

            Also, I bought this helmet (http://www.doversaddlery.com/irh-win...-3627/cn/1964/) on a whim (got it for next to nothing in the Smartpak clearance) and while it is beautiful in the box, it looks HORRIBLE on me. It sits wayyyy too high on my head and gives me a bit of a conehead appearance, so I would avoid it if I were you.

            Good luck!

            Comment


            • #7
              Large Saddle Shop?

              Is there a large saddle shop near you where you can try on several? Could save you a lot of buying/trying/returning!

              Comment

              • Original Poster

                #8
                Originally posted by headsupheelsdown View Post
                Is there a large saddle shop near you where you can try on several? Could save you a lot of buying/trying/returning!
                Believe it or not, Dover and Smartpak. Unfortunately, the stores do not stock everything in the catalogs, so I am still sort of shooting it the dark.

                Comment

                • Original Poster

                  #9
                  Bumping this up for the Monday AM crowd in case there are any suggestions.

                  Thanks all for your suggestions so far. Now when I go back to Dover to return the IRH that I have, I have some other ideas of what I should have them send me.

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Is the IRH you bought a long oval? They sell a long oval helmet in some of the styles. I have one on order from a local tack store, and it should be in for me to pick up tomorrow. I will let you know how it fits compared to my CO skull cap.

                    Comment

                    • Original Poster

                      #11
                      Originally posted by Hampton Bay View Post
                      Is the IRH you bought a long oval? They sell a long oval helmet in some of the styles. I have one on order from a local tack store, and it should be in for me to pick up tomorrow. I will let you know how it fits compared to my CO skull cap.
                      No, I don't think that it is a long oval, but the problem is not so much with the shape (the sale person fitting me told me that this style fits more oval heads), as with the depth. It feels as though the back of the helmet is popping up. I wore it at home for a bit, and it just doesn't feel secure on my head. Does not meet the old Pony Club shake your head upside down challenge.

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by IFG View Post
                        No, I don't think that it is a long oval, but the problem is not so much with the shape (the sale person fitting me told me that this style fits more oval heads), as with the depth. It feels as though the back of the helmet is popping up. I wore it at home for a bit, and it just doesn't feel secure on my head. Does not meet the old Pony Club shake your head upside down challenge.
                        My new one is certainly not as deep as my CO skull. It doesn't come down to my eyebrows like the skull does. It works for me though. It's more comfy than the kid's version of the GR8, I think JR8 maybe? That one didn't feel stable at all.

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          A few years back I used to have an International in a long oval, not very expensive, but for a while it was the only thing out that fit me.

                          They have a few models, and i had better luck with the less expensive ones, as my head is apparently long and tall, and the more expensive ones seemed to be pricier due to their trimmer, slimmer fit and felt a bit shallow, etc as well!

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            I would suggest the ATH by International. It tends to run taller than some other helmets.
                            www.thehuntinghorn.com

                            Comment

                            • Original Poster

                              #15
                              Thanks for all of the suggestions. I spent an hour at Dover trying on every helmet that they had last night. Staff was uber helpful. Upshot is that the only ones that really fit were the CO Wellington Classic and Pro. In different sizes at that!

                              Dover did not have any of the IRH long ovals. It was late and snowy, so I did not head to Smartpak. Will do that at some point to try the long ovals. At least I have my Tipperary for now.

                              Thanks so much all for your suggestions.

                              Comment


                              • #16
                                Did you see the advertising link at the top of the page to the Tack Box Inc? 20% off Charles Owen helmets the month of January.

                                Comment

                                Working...
                                X