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post #1 of 15 Old 04-03-2011, 12:38 PM Thread Starter
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Should I wear a vest when Jumping or not?

Right now I wear a vest to jump because my dad makes me but I wanted to know others opinions on wearing a jumping vest or not.Also if you wear a vest to train do you wear it in a competition?
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post #2 of 15 Old 04-03-2011, 11:47 PM
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Your dad's making you wear a vest, because he wants you to have that extra level of protection. There's nothing wrong with that. The only time a vest is REQUIRED for jumping is if you are doing cross country. Otherwise, you may choose to wear a vest into the show arena (under your jacket, if jackets are required, otherwise just over your shirt as normal), but it is not required. You would not be penalized for wearing one.
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post #3 of 15 Old 04-04-2011, 12:49 PM
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If it makes you safer and your dad happier... why not? I don't personally wear one (I don't do cross country, not that that really matters) but I'm all for people wearing them if they want.
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post #4 of 15 Old 04-04-2011, 01:04 PM
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I vote wear your vest and enjoy riding. That way your dad feels like he is keeping you as safe as possible.
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post #5 of 15 Old 04-04-2011, 04:16 PM
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Goes the old adage, better safe than sorry. I wear a vest when I jump. It's safer, especially on my greenies, and provides an extra precaution for that "in case" factor.
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post #6 of 15 Old 04-04-2011, 04:20 PM
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Good for your Dad, isn't it great to know that he cares about you. My opinion means nothing, listen to your Dad there
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post #7 of 15 Old 04-04-2011, 04:30 PM
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I plan on getting a riding vest for that just in case never know what could happen even if you trust your horse.
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post #8 of 15 Old 04-04-2011, 04:33 PM
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There's absolutely nothing wrong with wearing something that makes you that much more safe! :)

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post #9 of 15 Old 04-04-2011, 04:35 PM
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agreed with everyone here !!! I personaly dont use on for jumping but i would never go without on for cross country !

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post #10 of 15 Old 04-04-2011, 04:47 PM
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Also agreeing with the others. Personally don't wear one jumping but definitely would for xc.
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