well, the boyfriend saw what I do for a living for real for the the first time the other day.
No, I don't sit on the pretty horsie and trot around like so, like when im on miss anne.
No, I don't just sit out the little skitters to the side like toby has when he's nervous or decides he's done working.
And no, I don't just brush and coo and braid and bathe.
Yes, I hold on and ride it out while a 900 lb animal is trying his ****dest to unseat me. Yes, I challenge the beast challenging me in the roundpen, and yes, sometime I hit the dirt. Hard.
Well, what does mr. Concerned go out and do? He's currently researching which vest would be most effective at keeping me in one undamaged piece. Which im expected to wear when theres a chance I may be in "the line of danger" lol helmets, yea. Airbag vest? Ummm.... Hit Air Airbag Vests and Jackets: Hit Air airbag Vest MC-2
Heres my questions..has anybody ridden in a safety vest and had it help? I know the bullriders do it, I know when I was younger a couple of the moms went safety aware and some of my friends had them..but I've never worn one.
Are they comfortable? Can you two point and half seat in them? Will they withstand a decent kick to the chest as well as a good fall?
Im halfway between its a good idea and how the heck am I going to be an effective rider with THAT strapped to me?!