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post #11 of 14 Old 12-20-2010, 08:56 AM
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I fell of a horse and landed on tail bone first and then my back and then my head smacked the ground. If i wasnt wearing that vest I would no be able to ride anymore. I love them(:*When they are fitted right!*
Just as a question...how would you not be able to ride anymore if you were not wearing the vest after this fall?

I have fallen off plenty of times and landed on my back and tailbone, without wearing a vest, and still perfectly able to ride. I have also broken a helmet from one fall, and still am able to ride.

To the best of my knowledge, vests were first created to help prevent injury when a person fell off and was stepped on by a horse....not for impact of falling off. The material on the inside was supposed to take the impact of a horses hoof and disperse (for lack of a better word) it over more area. You would still get hurt, but just not as severly as the horse stepping directly on you. New technology has created the "airbag" vest, which is supposed to help soften the impact and still be able to disperse the hoof strike.

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post #12 of 14 Old 12-20-2010, 09:59 AM
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Huh, I never knew that Velvet. I always thought that the vests on the market today *that are certified and approved through ASTM and BETA*, made it through the testings to ensure safety and protection *to the best of their abilities* to the rider. Rotational Falls, hitting the fence, getting stepped on, impactions and all those "fun" things you can think of that can happen to you out on the CC course...lol

I assumed that's why Tipperaries cannot pass the needed tests to become certified or approved - because of how the panels are designed, and the laces on the side. Guess that makes sense though.

I never knew they were just for protection from being stepped on.

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post #13 of 14 Old 12-20-2010, 10:27 AM
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To the best of my knowledge, vests were first created to help prevent injury when a person fell off and was stepped on by a horse....not for impact of falling off.
That was my understanding too. Although I can see the vest can help if you fell on fence or the jump post or something similar unpleasant.
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post #14 of 14 Old 12-20-2010, 12:35 PM
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I tried to google it, but couldn't come up with anything..thats why I said to the best of my knowledge. When the vests were first invented, they weren't so worried about about the rotational falls or the people landing on a fence, but getting stepped on, as that seemed to be the main injury (possibly in jockies?) ,eons ago of course. Now of course with all the certifications a vest needs, then yes, they are trying to prevent what you said MIE.... the rotational falls, people hitting fences. But you also have to remember that cross country courses were much much different when the vest came out, and there were probably fewer injuries, but as the layout changes, it became more and more apparent that the vests needed to be of better quality and design that they had been before.

Bull riders actually have better made vests then we do as they have a bit of kevlar in their vests, compared to just our high density foam stuff.

Again....this is all to the best of my knowledge.

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