Protective Vest? - Page 3
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Riding Horses > English Riding > Jumping

Protective Vest?

This is a discussion on Protective Vest? within the Jumping forums, part of the English Riding category
  • Kanteq fitting
  • Kanteq vest

Like Tree2Likes

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    08-04-2009, 07:43 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.

Rodney Powell Elite Series 6 Body Armour from SmartPak Equine
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    08-04-2009, 08:25 PM
  #22
Green Broke
I think I might get one!
     
    08-10-2009, 01:46 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, 02:54 PM
  #24
Green Broke
They don't look like they would protect your whole ribcage.............
     
    08-11-2009, 04:31 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..
X
     
    08-11-2009, 09:22 AM
  #26
Trained
Quote:
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, 03:01 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, 03:31 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, 04:55 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, 06:37 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.

Quote:
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.
Jacque likes this.
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
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:

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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tipperary Event Vest/Casel-Equi Vest? LiveToJump Tack and Equipment Classifieds 3 07-16-2009 10:13 AM
Protective mare... how to gentle the foal? RubaiyateBandit Horse Training 4 06-23-2009 12:45 PM
what type of protective boots should be used to jump katieandduke Jumping 13 06-25-2008 02:48 PM
Protective boots AKPaintLover Horse Tack and Equipment 4 02-09-2008 05:45 PM
need a Crosscountry vest joseylovesrain123 Tack and Equipment Classifieds 2 05-27-2007 05:24 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:08 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0