Horse Riding Helmets

by Sydney at HorseCrazyGirls.com
(Florida, USA)

Troxel Performance Head Gear

Troxel Performance Head Gear

Ever since I have been riding horses, I’ve worn a riding helmet. My parents have always been adamant about it, and I’m glad they were. A few years ago, a horse bolted and threw me into the barn wall. I hit a large metal bucket as I fell. (At first we thought I broke my collarbone but turns out I didn’t.) It just goes to show that horses can be unpredictable. Anything can happen, and it’s better safe than sorry.

That’s why I am so excited to announce that Troxel has offered to give three helmets away in our contests! In September, we celebrated the fall show season by giving away a gorgeous new Troxel ES.

October is when our popular Horse Halloween Costume Contest started and we gave away a Troxel Liberty all purpose helmet.

Then this November, we’ll give away the Rebel - a Western helmet.

Troxel gave me an ES helmet to try and review honestly. As you can see in my YouTube video review, I think it's awesome!



I’d love to hear about your experiences. How has your riding helmet kept you safer? Comment below!

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Oct 03, 2017
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Question
by: Ashley

Will you do another contest like this?

Nov 09, 2016
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helmets for safety
by: cherokee.rain04

I used to not care about wearing a helmet (sometimes still don't) but I fell off my horse named Blue and hit my head on the ground and got a really bad headache and a bruise. I started (mostly) wearing a helmet.

May 05, 2016
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I love the helmets
by: Emily

Hi. I wanted to see if I can still enter to win the helmets? I like to ride horses. I have a horse friend, her name is Kaity. I love her so much!

Reply from Sydney at HorseCrazyGirls.com:

Hi Emily. Sorry but the contest ended in November 2015.

Apr 04, 2016
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Troxel Helmet
by: Anonymous

My friend fell off a horse and got dragged fifty feet. I did not personally see this, but that's what she told me.

Dec 30, 2015
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troxel rebel
by: heather

I won this helmet thanks to Troxel and Sydney putting on this contest. This is probably one of the most comfortable helmets I have gotten from Troxel. It fits nicely and is super cool looking. I love how almost all of the Troxel helmets, if you put your hair in a low pony tail, let your hair fit through the slat in the back. The vents are evenly placed and work great. There is a reason Troxel is one of the number 1 helmet makers these people have it down to a T.
Way to go Troxel on another great product!

Dec 20, 2015
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Why I Wear a Riding Helmet
by: Laura

I love horses with all my heart! I ride all the time. I wear a riding helmet for safety and protection. Also they are very stylish and beautiful.

Dec 20, 2015
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horse riding helmets
by: David

For stylish protection

Dec 19, 2015
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Why I wear a helmet when riding
by: Brandon

I always make sure that me and my daughter wear a helmet when riding so that we are safe in case we have a fall. It keeps us from getting any kind of head injury.

Dec 18, 2015
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Why I Wear a Riding Helmet
by: Laura

I wear a riding helmet because they protect your head while riding. They also look stylish.

Dec 16, 2015
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Why I wear a helmet?
by: Lindsey

I wear a helmet because I have seen too many people injured from lack of protection. I may be able to control where a horse goes but I can not control their fear. Fear is driving force for a horse that can cause great harm to the rider. By wearing a helmet I add another security blanket and peace of mind... Especially for my mother.

Dec 15, 2015
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Love
by: S grey

Wearing a helmet has just become a part of riding. I love my horse but I love myself too! Never know what could happen.

Dec 14, 2015
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Why I Wear A Helmet
by: Chloe

I wear a helmet because a long time ago I fell of my horse and the helmet basically saved my life!

Dec 14, 2015
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Definitely
by: Amazing Rider

I think everybody should wear a helmet when they ride horses, bikes and skateboards because you never know you could fall down. For example: your riding your horse and you accidentally fall over and you don't wear your helmet there is a possibility of getting a bad injury.

Dec 12, 2015
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Always wear a helmet
by: Liana T

Why not? It's not very hard! It can save your lives! I ALWAYS wear a helmet as you should too!

Dec 08, 2015
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Helmets
by: Morgan S

I wear a helmet because I feel it is a necessity in order for you to be at your safest. I have known a lot of people who have ridden without helmets and gotten in serious accidents that have led to concussions. To be honest, I am the kind of person who likes safe and doesn't really like living on the dangerous side of life. I also wear a helmet because when my younger sister was younger, she fell off of a fire truck (long story) and broke her sinuses and was told that if she had a fall like that again, she would most likely die. I wear a helmet to show her that it is never bad to live on the safer side. Also, I wear a helmet because it makes me feel more secure.

Dec 08, 2015
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33 Years
by: Tali

Been riding over 33yrs. Always wear my Troxel helmets. Saved my life - was riding on a dirt road and passing a horse pasture when one of the horses in the pasture ran up to the fence, stopped suddenly and flung mud out and over myself and my horses head across the road and some hit us as well. My gelding reared up and flipped over onto me. I remember my head hitting twice dead center in the back of my skull. My Troxel helmet was shattered from the impact at that exact location. This all happened within 5 seconds. I am not a novice rider, used to show pleasure in breed shows, trail riding in numerous states and riding endurance. I would not be here today if I had not had that helmet on. Tali - Michigan

From Sydney at HorseCrazyGirls.com

What a powerful story! Accidents can happen anytime to anyone. Thanks for sharing it.

Dec 08, 2015
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Why I Would Like The Helmet :)
by: Eden

I would like this helmet because I'm going to lease a horse with my own money, but I'm going to need a riding helmet in order to ride him. And I would have already spent all my money on the horse and my parents can't afford to buy me a riding helmet. I would greatly appreciate the helmet. Thank you very much! :)

Dec 08, 2015
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Why I Wear A Helmet
by: Penelope M

Wearing a riding helmet not only ensures my safety, but the safety of my horse. Should I have a serious fall, helmet protection would prevent a serious injury that could prevent me from taking care of my horse and spending time together!

Dec 08, 2015
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Why I Ride With A Helmet
by: Anonymous

I ride with a helmet because I'm pretty sure it's a law not only can they be stylish but they protect you from when you do fall off. Troxel is a really good company. I have a velveteen one that I use when I do show and a schooling helmet for trail rides. Troxel is probably the best company to use.

Dec 08, 2015
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Safety First
by: Anonymous

My mom had a brain injury and insists I wear a helmet for my protection. She doesn't want me or anyone else to go through what she has been through.

Dec 07, 2015
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Helmets Are A Life Saver Literally!
by: Anne

Helmets are so important. I had a really bad accident once, if I hadn't worn a helmet I could have had a major brain injury. Wear a helmet!

Dec 07, 2015
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Why I Wear A Riding Helment
by: Horse Queen

So I can be safe.

Nov 12, 2015
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I Think Spider Horse
by: Appaloosa Stables

Hi, I think spider horse!

Oct 11, 2015
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Giveaway link
by: Sydney from HorseCrazyGirls.com

Be sure to enter using the widget at Horsecrazygirls.com/free. The October giveaway starts soon!

Sep 24, 2015
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Help
by: Anonymous

Please Help! How do you enter for the giveaway?
Thanks!

Sep 23, 2015
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Every Ride, Every Time
by: Linz

You should never get on a horse without a helmet. It's just not worth the risk! Sure, they get hot and sweaty and uncomfortable, but would you rather be uncomfortable in a wheelchair?

Sep 22, 2015
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Never Without :)
by: Ilonka/The Cre8ive Chick

Grew up with horses, had a 12 year "baby break" before getting back into it in my 30s. Haven't ridden without a helmet since. People always ask when I'm finally going to trust my horses enough to take it off. The answer is never. It has zero to do with trust but things happen, horses trip, spook reasons to keep it on! Just rode my Friesian bareback and Bitless this morning - but with a helmet on my head.

Sep 13, 2015
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Helmets are important!
by: Maddie

I was sitting on my horse bareback in an arena and out of nowhere he bolted and threw me into a fence. My head hit the fence 3 times on the way down and if it weren't for my helmet I could've gotten hurt really badly. Helmets are a very important thing and I would love to have this new helmet for showing this fall!

Sep 13, 2015
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Thank you for sharing that story!
by: Sydney from HorseCrazyGirls.com

Be sure to enter using the widget at Horsecrazygirls.com/free. The contest starts on Sept. 15th!

Sep 11, 2015
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helmets rock!
by: eventinglover

A day before my first show, a stubborn little pony named Phantom went nuts and threw me off. My instructor's helper was dragging a hose across the arena right as I was headed toward a cross rail. She accidentally moved the hose quickly, and Phantom jumped, did a crazy circle, and started galloping. He was going for the wall and I was falling off of the side the wall was about to be on, so I bailed. I fell on the side of my head, bounced a few times and then skidded to a stop like nothing had ever happened. I was so glad I had my helmet, without it, I might have hurt something. Phantom was a naughty horse, but he taught me a great lesson. Always wear a helmet! I need a new helmet, though. I've outgrown my current one. :) I would love to win this giveaway!

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