Cyril Haearn wrote:Flinders wrote:..
The horse-riding community has a far more accepting view of helmets, which is surprising in a lot of ways, given the demographic and risk factors involved. That means that good design is encouraged, and standards have risen a lot over time.
Why is the difference surprising? Helmet manufacturers want to sell as many as possible whether cycle helmets, caving or riding helmets, that is the same $$!
There are two big differences, one can nearly always control ones cycle but one never knows if a horse may bolt or go crazy, on a horse one is much higher than a cycle
Could one wear a riding helmet when cycling? Or a cycle helmet when riding?
Interesting arguments as to whet your priority is.
In both cases a full face motorcycle helmet would work (possibly)
Cyclists tend to be more physically active than a rider, so the helmet is lighter and has ventilation. The ventilation causes issues that compromise its structure and function, whilst riding helmets tend to be heavier, and without the weaknesses
Horses for courses?