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    08-04-2009, 06:43 PM
  #21
Trained
The Rodney Powell comes with optional shoulder protectors. Claims it reduces the likelyhood of a collar bone break by 80%. Here's the link.

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    08-04-2009, 07:25 PM
  #22
Green Broke
I think I might get one!
     
    08-10-2009, 12:46 PM
  #23
Foal
I like Kanteq body protectors. I don't know if you have access to them where you are, but in the UK they are widely known for being good. They are shaped to the female body and are overall good body protectors. I've read so many good reviews about them, and when I save up enough money I shall be investing in one. I believe that with safety products, you pay for what you get. But it is entirely up to you..
This is a diagram of one...
They protect the shoulders, and go further down on your back to help your lower back area (some body protectors don't go down far enough..) and they are also slightly higher up at the front to help with comfort :) I've seen ALOT of good reviews about them.. and I will be getting one soon.
     
    08-10-2009, 01:54 PM
  #24
Green Broke
They don't look like they would protect your whole ribcage.............
     
    08-11-2009, 03:31 AM
  #25
Foal
They claim to.. but I don't know if the diagram does anymore justice to it to be honest. I've seen them in shops and tried them on, and they roughly go down to just after where your ribcage finishes..
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    08-11-2009, 08:22 AM
  #26
Trained
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I believe that with safety products, you pay for what you get. But it is entirely up to you..
That is not always true.

Look at the Tipperary's Vests. They are/were very popular and EVERYONE had them because they wanted to be just as cool as the next - or wanting to "fit" in because others had them - - - regardless the reason, those vest are close to $300.00 USD very pricey.

And well, they are not Certified nor Approved what-so-ever with the you.S Safety Standards. They do not meet the minimal requirements at all to protect our upper bodies but yet you have to pay an arm and a leg for them.

I do not know what GB standards are or how they are ran but be sure that the vest you are looking at meets your countries safety standards and requirements.

Our Vests will have patches sewn onto them to proove to the general public that they meet the ASTM standards of protection.
     
    08-11-2009, 02:01 PM
  #27
Green Broke
Ohhh I REALLY wish I lived in England! The things for horses are so mych more advanced then the USA!
     
    08-11-2009, 02:31 PM
  #28
Foal
I think they comply to the standards, most body protectors arent made unless they comply to the standards. I've not heard of that body protector before, so I take back what I said.
     
    08-08-2014, 03:55 PM
  #29
Foal
Protective riding vests

I have 3 Tipperary vests for myself and my husband and anyone who rides our horses. I thought that they would be protective, but I have not fallen off a horse in years, so they were not really "tested".

This July, I had a mild fall after my horse shied. I was riding too relaxed with a long loose rein. I had my Tipperary vest and helmet on and fell on my side with my arms crossed across my chest. I broke 7 ribs and a collar bone. One rib pieced my lung.

The horse stopped as soon as I fell off, nickered and came to me and did not run away when the EMT and ambulance came.

I will not be able to ride again until September, but I have bought an Airowear Beta 3 rated vest to use instead of the Tipperary, with the hope that it will give better protection.
     
    08-08-2014, 05:37 PM
  #30
Trained
This thread is years old, but just wanted to let you know I have since fallen in my Airowear and only had some bruised ribs. Sounds like it was a good choice considering your Tipperary outcome. Sorry you got hurt. You will like the Airowear.

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Originally Posted by Jacque    
I have 3 Tipperary vests for myself and my husband and anyone who rides our horses. I thought that they would be protective, but I have not fallen off a horse in years, so they were not really "tested".

This July, I had a mild fall after my horse shied. I was riding too relaxed with a long loose rein. I had my Tipperary vest and helmet on and fell on my side with my arms crossed across my chest. I broke 7 ribs and a collar bone. One rib pieced my lung.

The horse stopped as soon as I fell off, nickered and came to me and did not run away when the EMT and ambulance came.

I will not be able to ride again until September, but I have bought an Airowear Beta 3 rated vest to use instead of the Tipperary, with the hope that it will give better protection.
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