What are peoples thoughts on safety vests? I am not talking about the air puff safety vests. Just conventional (relatively inexpensive vests). I am toying with the idea of purchasing one. Right now, where I ride is the woods. I am talking bush wacking and breaking trial. The horse are pretty good for all of this. We have had a recent combination of black bears, moose and white tail deer (the last one worries me the most). Which means my horse could spook and toss me off. In my riding area, I would hit or land on a tree. So, I am thinking a vest might help protect things. I did bruise my sternum a few years ago and it was not fun. I also like my heart and would like to protect it as much as possible. I don't plan to fall off and really my horses are pretty good; however, no one ever plans for an accident.
Do you use vests? Which vest do you recommend?