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post #1 of 19 Old 02-08-2012, 09:03 PM Thread Starter
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WTB: protective riding vest

After taking 2 nasty spills today and seeing another girl do the same a few days ago (same horse, needs more work!) I've decided to start looking around for a protective vest.. I don't know what size I'd need, but for reference I am 5'6", 120lbs, wear a small shirt and 24 breeches.

If someone has one for sale for a decent price or knows of a cheaper but good quality new one, please let me know! :)
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I might have a XC vest that will fit you. I need to look at the size--it's been in the back of my closet for years since it doesn't fit me. I'm out of town right now, but when I get back I'll look at the size and let you know.
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I might have a XC vest that will fit you. I need to look at the size--it's been in the back of my closet for years since it doesn't fit me. I'm out of town right now, but when I get back I'll look at the size and let you know.
Okay, thank you so much!
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Any news on the vest, love2event?

And just a bump for anyone else that may have something to tell me... :)
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What type of riding do you mostly do? What is the weather like where you live?

The reason I ask is that there are some differences in the vests offered on the market. Some are approved by a couple of testing agencies, and some are not. If you are jumping a lot and plan on eventing, I would recommend an approved vest. The trouble with them is that they are mostly less comfortable than the unapproved Tipperary-type vests. If you live in a hot and humid environment, where that weather is likely to make you decide to not wear the vest, I would say get the cooler, more comfortable (and more expensive) Tipperary or one of their knockoff copies.

While the approved vests are more protective and a better choice for showing and jumping, I would rather see you get a lessor vest, than none at all.

I still use my Tipperary vest and accept it is less protective.
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Summertime here is more muggy than not, with heat index at the lowest 95, if we're lucky. Usually it's over 100. :(

I do a bit of flatwork with jumping. No plans for eventing, but I am planning on jumping more within the next year and getting into showing. We do have jumps set up on harder ground though, in an area with trees, so we do have the standard jumps as well as a variety of "natural" jumps set up, including fallen trees, brush box, etc. An arena is coming soon! (So happy about that, and the slightly softer ground..).

I'm usually an extremely careful rider, and last week was the first time I'd ever been thrown off, and it was twice in one ride :( I have really good balance and don't push a horse too hard if I know they will act up if I do.

I'd definitely wear a vest on a few of the horses I ride, no matter what the weather, simply because they are less predictable, though my horse I trust enough to not need a vest when I ride him (I do always wear my helmet though).
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I feel dumb trying to look around for one, since I don't really know what to look for, what's good/bad, etc... So help me out! Here are a few links of some I've found. Please tell me what you think- if it's worth it or a piece of junk :) If you think any would be really hot, please let me know. But even if it would be hot in the summer, I'd deal with it to keep myself safe while jumping.

Saddles Tack Horse Supplies - ChickSaddlery.com Lami-Cell Adult Body Protector Vest

IntecŪ Crusader Vest | Dover Saddlery

Flex Rider Cushioned Riding Vest - Protective Vests from SmartPak Equine

Http://www.amazon.com/Intec-INTEC-PROTECTIVE-RIDING-VEST/dp/B002FOTHN0
http://www.doversaddlery.com/IntecŪ%...11991X1-40548/
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I have an exercise rider protective vest for sale for $30. It's thin, lightweight and not bulky at all, very comfortable and breathable compared to other vests. Zipper front, small tear on the front fabric that is hardly noticeable and easy fix if you desire. Black but it's been used so it's faded, has a small white star and a few rhinestones on the back. Sides are adjustable velcro. PM me if you are interested!
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Honestly, if you want a good safety vest that is going to work you need to be fitted for it. The tack shop I go to actually measures you; an incorrect fitting vest can do just as much damage as not wearing a vest at all. If you really want to get a vest, although getting a cheap one off the internet might be nice, but getting one that fits you is waaaaay more important. I'd suggest going to your nearest tack shop and asking them for help, if they don't know what they're doing then go to a tack shop that does.

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