Helmet Fitting: Video Tip

by Samantha Capoferri-Fellin
Instructor, Meredith Manor International Equestrian Centre

This weeks video tip, helmet fitting, describes how to properly fit your riding helmet.

Key takeaways:

  • Be sure the helmet fits snuggly, right above the eyebrows. When shaking your head, it shouldn't move around. When turning your head upside down, it should stay on without the help of the chin strap.
  • The chin strap should fit snuggly as well, with room for about one finger underneath the chin.
  • Some helmet brands fit different skull shapes better than others.
  • Troxel helmets are affordable, safe, and adjustable.
  • If you ever hit your head in a fall, you need to replace your helmet.

Happy helmeting!


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The progress we have seen in Erin's riding and other horse skills has been tremendous. She came to Meredith Manor without a significant amount of riding experience. Today she is a proficient rider, and the confidence she has developed in the care and training of horses is very satisfying for both of us.
Parents of Erin McElmury: 1996 Riding Master Graduate