TACK & GEAR
Express your style with a helmet that will help keep you safe and comfortable.
Youth that rides the wildest horse,
Youth that throws the deadliest steer, Spending strength without remorse,
Grappling with the ghosts of fear, Knows it only holds to-day All it freely flings away. ---Vance Palmer, “Youth and Age”
Riders who purchase an Equi-Pro Western helmet (suggested retail, $59.95), from International Riding Helmets, can choose from one of three Western-themed designs in four colors. In addition to a dial-fit system for customized fit, the helmet has a moisture-wicking, removable, washable liner and multiple front vents to facilitate air circulation. Available in XS (61/ to 6 3/8) to M/L (6 7/ to 7 3/8). Visit 8 8 www.IRHhelmets.com.
Featuring a rubberized surface with an eye-catching “crackle” finish, the Deluxe Schooler Matte Crackle Helmet (suggested retail, $59.95), from Ovation, has high-flow air vents, a removable breakaway visor, a removable, washable liner and an easy-adjust dial for a snug, comfortable fit. Available in brown or charcoal, in sizes XXS/XS (toddler) to M/L. Visit www.ovationriding.com.
Combining top-of-the-line luxury with performance, the Star Lady Carbon (suggested retail, $1,839.95), from Kask, features a lightweight, impact-resistant molded carbon outer shell. The lining is 100 percent merino wool, which is both naturally breathable and antibacterial. A self-adjusting fitting system cradles the back of the rider’s head, and the chinstrap is lined with softened leather for comfort. Available in sizes 6 to 7 (every centimeter from 52 to 62), in shiny black. Visit www.kask.com.