On Friday I am finally getting a new helmet! I am very excited. My trainer wants me to get a Charles Owen. (She’s also the coach of my high school equestrian team, so I pretty much have to get a CO.)
I was looking mostly at the JR8 ($150) and the GR8 ($300). (I looked at an old topic on here, but it didn’t exactly answer my questions.)
I ride in C-rated shows right now, but I am hoping to head up to a B-rated show next summer. At that level, would I be okay showing with a nylon harness, like the JR8 has?
A friend of mine told me that the JR8 and GR8 have the same skull cap. It seems to me though that $150 is a steep difference just for the nicer harness on the GR8. Does anyone know if this is true? I ride everyday and I am a junior camp counselor in the summer. On certain days, the counselors will get on and we get to ride this psycho horse. All the people who have been on him more than twice in my barn and have been thrown off him, so I really need a good helmet with superior protection.
Sorry for blabbing on! I just want some opinions.