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horsesxxx

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horsesxxx says:

riding hats

well ive outgrown my riding hat now and ive been looking on robinsons website and i was wondering if anyone could tell me which ones better, a skull or a normal riding hat?  my old hat was a skull but for some reason the skulls are more expensive, why is this?

thankyouuuuuu :)

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kevinhiatt

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kevinhiatt says:

Re: riding hats

Please whatever you decide get it fitted as all hats even of the same size are different shapes as I found out when I visited Robinsons for a new riding hat size 7 1/2 and dont laugh I ended up with a Just Togs with what looks like a design of a pink my little pony inside good job its inside a 61 year old bloke with a my little pony. The problem I have with a jockey skull cap is that you need a cover and one size don't fit all especially with my size more like a bucket. I looked at some of the ones that were cooler to wear and they just did not fit even when size was correct felt and looked like a pimple on a haystack.

Gypsy Gold does not chink & glitter.It gleams in the sun and neighs in the dark.Tonka & Lara my beautiful horses RIP, Nelson,Chloe & Kitty the cats.

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horsesxxx

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horsesxxx says:

Re: riding hats

yeah i was going to go in i just wanted to see what they had first but i dont know which ones better a skull or a normal riding hat, thats my dilemma haha

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JaffaCakes

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JaffaCakes says:

Re: riding hats

Hiya

I was told when I bought mine that it is safer to get a skull and then get a cover as the peak bends on the cover and doesn't on a riding hat. This means that you could end up with severe neck injuries if you were to fall off and the peak didn't flex. Many people also like the appeal with the skulls as you can get interchangable covers and ones that can look very fun or smart.

 

So Kevin thinks you should have a riding hat because he's got a big head (says it all really :L) and I think you should have a skull because it's safer. Hmmmm not sure whose got the better argument :L Sorry, Kevin, couldn't resist. I think I'm a 6 6/8 if  remember correctly. I do agree with him on the fact that you must go and get it fitted though. I saw somebody try and buy there own riding hat the other day and had to resit not to step in and correct them, even with my little knowledge!

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*duskyteddy*

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*duskyteddy* says:

Re: riding hats

 I also have a Champion Ventair hat. I really like it, but I had to have it made for my head, because I've got quite a wide head, but it's really short, so it's a tough job! This is the reason whilst I'd advocate going to get measured up! 

I look really silly in skull caps! I wish I didn't because I prefer them, without the fixed peaks! Although I'm a bit of a wuss and not keen on eventing... wouldn't want to get my hair wet  (it'd be inevitable I'd go splat!) 

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Tommytank

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Tommytank says:

Re: riding hats

 I have one of these

http://www.robinsons-uk.com/products/search.asp?keyword=riding%20hat&brandCode=TROXEL&groupCode=&parentGroupCode=&TopGroupCode=&groupName=&parentGroupName=&TopGroupName=&priceLow=0&priceHigh=0&OrderBy=&brandName=Troxel&priceName=

Pro's - it never ever gets hot and sweaty - fantasticly comfy - has a little adjustable clip at the back so it can be micro sized.  

cons - not suitable for shows or x country 

But I love it

 

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kevinhiatt

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kevinhiatt says:

Re: riding hats

Somewhere I saw that the peak on a riding hat stopped you getting your nose broken, for information I also have 2 old Jockey Skull caps thats how I found out about the covers makes me look like a gunner on a war ship.

Gypsy Gold does not chink & glitter.It gleams in the sun and neighs in the dark.Tonka & Lara my beautiful horses RIP, Nelson,Chloe & Kitty the cats.

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cookiecrazy

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cookiecrazy says:

Re: riding hats

  funny this has come up cos i bought a riding hat today!! Was in a  MASSIVE dilemma there were so many and I had to think about all the disciplines i wanted to doa nd all the regulations!!! the lady was looking at me like i was nuts. In the end I got a normal skull. I want to event so i cant have a peak but because I also am gonna do lots of Working Hunter i bought a velvet cover!! SORTED!!! 

Merlin<3

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kevinhiatt

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kevinhiatt says:

Re: riding hats

What really matters is what fits the best as I have both but cannot keep the cover on the skull caps due to size of cap. Collection so far is 2 skull caps and one riding hat. If both up to standard will save you bad injury or death, I think its bad that its only law for children to wear riding helmets not adults as I would never dream of riding without a helmet never buying a 2nd hand helmet. I was wearing a riding hat when the horse called Tia reared while I was holding her then when she came down I thought I had been missed until I saw my hat with one hoof print on the crown (top) when showing this to the others the comment was I should not leave my helmet on the ground to be walked on you should have seen their faces when I said I was wearing it at the time, usually it the trees which are hard when you don't duck far enough or too late. Have had branches break off in my lap major embarassment, but you get used to being an idiot or you would never ride.

Gypsy Gold does not chink & glitter.It gleams in the sun and neighs in the dark.Tonka & Lara my beautiful horses RIP, Nelson,Chloe & Kitty the cats.

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