Many believe that horse riding helmets are among the most important pieces of riding equipment that an enthusiast can have. However a helmet only really works properly when certain guidelines are followed.
First of all, a helmet is not just a fashion statement. When purchasing a helmet, make sure that its design has been certified by the ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) or that it holds approval from both ASTM and the SEI (Safety Equipment Institute). It will be worth getting a certified helmet over a more stylish or cheaper uncertified helmet if an accident actually occurs.
Second, more expensive does not always mean more protected. Equipment testers often assess using a pass or fail …