Do you wear a vest? - The Horse Forum
View Poll Results: Do you wear a safety vest?
Yes 4 20.00%
No 14 70.00%
I would if I had one 2 10.00%
Voters: 20. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 15 Old 06-29-2008, 04:46 PM Thread Starter
Showing
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 11,772
• Horses: 0
Do you wear a vest?

Since I've started training youngsters again, my parents decided to give me an early birthday present - a savety vest made by Tipperary.
I had always considered them to be "eventing" vests, and had never really thought much about them until they gave me this present.
Now I have totally changed my tune. With youngsters, you never know what they might do, so I decided that it wasn't worth risking a busted rib over not wearing one. I really like it. I don't wear it riding Maia as I feel safe and confident on her, but I do while riding the other two.
However, I have heard that some riding schools won't let kids ride with vests, and I don't know why. It does offer protection.
Do any of you wear vests?


The lovely images above provided by CVLC Photography cvlphotography.com
JustDressageIt is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 15 Old 06-29-2008, 05:26 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 12,203
• Horses: 2
I have only wore one of the few occasions I have gone cross country otherwise no BUT I will be wearing one on the first few rides on my babies, especially the draft.
my2geldings is offline  
post #3 of 15 Old 06-29-2008, 05:49 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 747
• Horses: 1
I've never worn one, but I've never really had the need to wear one. I don't jump very high. I have worked young and inexperienced horses, but I've never worn a vest.

http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p...orum/thing.png

Showjumping is like dressage with speed bumps!
amightytarzan5 is offline  
post #4 of 15 Old 06-29-2008, 06:18 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: MD
Posts: 11,577
• Horses: 1
Nope, I never have. If I ever feel the need to, maybe I'd wear one...but I never had the need to.

Ride more, worry less.
PoptartShop is offline  
post #5 of 15 Old 06-29-2008, 06:31 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: South Wales
Posts: 1,128
• Horses: 0
I don't wear a body protector, but if/when I start learning to jump (it probably won't be before September so it'll have to be next summer, when I'm riding again) I'll probably buy a body protector. Better safe than sorry, I guess!

If you believe everything you read, better not read.
Japanese Proverb
claireauriga is offline  
post #6 of 15 Old 06-29-2008, 07:00 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 1,062
• Horses: 1
Wow, I didn't even know they existed. Goodness.
Abby is offline  
post #7 of 15 Old 06-29-2008, 07:11 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Durham, UK
Posts: 298
• Horses: 0
Only for cross country, at the moment. Although if I'm being a good girl I will put it on if we have showjumping lessons outdoors in the fields. If I competed over fences, as I plan to do in the future, I would probably wear it then too.
But not most of the time - not for flatwork lessons, hacks or most jumping lessons. I ride youngsters without it on too as I feel like it restricts my movement and makes me stiff sometimes, where I want to be light and comfortable and ready to move if I need to! If I were doing first rides I would probably wear it though, but I don't.
Kyani is offline  
post #8 of 15 Old 06-29-2008, 10:21 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: aldinga/SA/Australia
Posts: 334
• Horses: 0
I've never wore one and i don't think i will.
*ArabianPrincess* is offline  
post #9 of 15 Old 06-30-2008, 02:31 AM
Weanling
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: California
Posts: 373
• Horses: 0
I've worn them while riding xc before in the back field course of my old barn, but never in an arena. I never really thought about it, but it is a very good idea..

No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle. ~Winston Churchill
brightside is offline  
post #10 of 15 Old 06-30-2008, 03:46 AM
Started
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Australia-The best Country!
Posts: 2,192
• Horses: 0
I don't have one, bit if I did I would wear it. I think they look cool and really warm. I know it can help you as you have less chance of breaking your ribs while jumping or whatever, but I don't really mind because I have been riding for 4 years without one....

Rach
WE ARE GEELONG! THE GREATEST TEAM OF ALL.....
Rachluvshorses4eva is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome