The Cheshire Horse believes in the importance of wearing helmets when working with horses, and as such, we carry a wide variety of styles so there’s something for every equestrian. For young equestrians, we have children’s helmets in sizes and colors (some helmets range in size from XXS-XL, look at the smaller sizing for kids). For adults, we have riding helmets for English and Western disciplines - for schooling, showing, and even trail riding (or hacking). We even have a number of helmet accessories, including helmet bags and helmet cleaning supplies in order to help you protect your helmet for years to come.
Just as important as wearing a helmet is choosing a helmet that fits correctly. It should have a snug and even fit, and sit level on your head. Different brands and styles of helmets vary, and some will fit better than others. Primarily, the shape is important because some heads are more oval shaped while others are more round - and the same goes for helmets. The Cheshire Horse carries a variety of ASTM/SEI certified horseback riding helmets from trusted brands including Charles Owen, Troxel, GPA Helmets, Ovation, Tipperary, and more - so you're sure to find the fit that is best for you. Visit our blog to learn more about fitting your riding helmet.
Your helmet should be replaced at least every five years from the date of purchase - or sooner than that if it's been involved in a serious fall or other hard blow, or if it's been exposed to the elements beyond typical use. Some helmet manufacturers have replacement programs to help you purchase a new helmet if your helmet has been involved in an accident. To prolong the life of your helmet, store it in an area that maintains a moderate temperature, and avoid storage in extreme temperatures such as in a hot car. To learn more about when to replace your helmet and how to prolong the life of your helmet, visit our blog.