The question that comes up when you ask if you should buy a helmet is: which one?
There are many factors that go into choosing a helmet for equestrians.
Firstly, there is the type of riding you’re doing.
The type of rider you are.
What kind of terrain you’re riding on.
What terrain you’ve ridden in the past.
And so on.
There’s also the type and the quality of the helmet.
Are you going to be riding on the steepest of climbs or are you going for the most stable?
Are you wearing a helmet with an adjustable chin strap and the ability to adjust the height?
There’s a lot of options out there, and that can be a very good indication of what helmet you’re looking at.
Secondly, you’re also going to have to consider the size of your neck.
Are the chin straps on the front of your head too big or too small?
Are there a lot more of the neck muscles in your neck?
If the chin strap is too small, then the helmet won’t fit your neck as well.
Lastly, you need to consider if the helmet is going to protect your face.
If it’s too wide, it will be uncomfortable to wear.
If the helmet has a small chin strap, you’ll be able to wear the helmet more comfortably, but it will look a little bit odd on your face, so you might want to look at something else.
Lastly there’s the helmet’s padding.
Do you like padding?
If so, you should look for one that has a wide or narrow chin strap.
If not, look for a more comfortable option.
You can read more about the best helmets on this page.