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View Poll Results: Do you wear a body protector?
Yes all the time 1 6.25%
Only for certain disaplines 6 37.50%
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post #1 of 10 Old 05-26-2007, 06:08 PM Thread Starter
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Body Protectors!


I'm interested to know what you all think to body protectors, do you wear them, just at certain times or all the time etc?

I honestly have never worn one. I'm starting to think I should. Especially after my bad fall before Christmas. Although that is almost six months ago and I've still not bought one!!!! :roll:
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post #2 of 10 Old 05-26-2007, 06:13 PM
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i personaly dont own one but i'm looking for a good one at a low price that i can buy. i need one o i can start to show my friends horse in cross country since they are required on the cross country course now. the only time that i have worn one is when i do the kids steeplechase because almost every year someone falls off. if you know anyone that's selling one that i can use for cross country please let me know!!!
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post #3 of 10 Old 05-26-2007, 10:11 PM
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i've never worn one before but i've also never done anything like cross country
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post #4 of 10 Old 05-27-2007, 12:34 AM
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I should. Bad me.

It's just that it is really sunny and hot out here, and I wear a cowboy hat for shade. I would look like a lobster if I didn't. Until they make a helmet with a nice shade brim, I'll just not use one. They have one with a tiny brim, but it doesn't help that much in the hot sun. Even with sunblock, I'd be blistered after a 2 - 4 hr. ride. :( I usually wear long thin sleeves, jeans, and my cowboy hat! Besides, (so far) that is not the part of my anatomy that I land on!

Here is a pic of me with my cowboy hat. I have short sleeves here, but I changed after this pic was taken to long sleeves.
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post #5 of 10 Old 05-27-2007, 05:00 AM
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I have nver used one. But the biggest i jump is 90cm and i,ve only ever done cross country at 85. If i was a serious eventer then i would buy one.
post #6 of 10 Old 05-27-2007, 06:12 PM
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I have a young, green, 4 year old TB, I should probably wear one, but I don't.
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post #7 of 10 Old 08-08-2007, 10:00 AM
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I wear one for jumping lessons outside an arena (in my mind for some reason there's more reason to? - don't ask me to be logical), cross country because it's dangerous and they ake me anyway, and for riding horses I don't trust, especially over jumps.

I hate the thing. It's hot and uncomfortable and makes my riding worse. It's EVIL. But I wear it anyway. *grumbles* You'd never see me wearing it for normal 'safer' stuff though - I try to get away with not wearing it as much as possible. Which maybe I shouldn't do, but hey ho.
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post #8 of 10 Old 08-08-2007, 08:33 PM
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I probably should wear one now i'm jumping and because i'm nuts

but its hot and i aint paying $300 for something i probably wear three or four times a year

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post #9 of 10 Old 08-09-2007, 09:31 AM
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$300? I didn't pay NEARLY that much for mine and it's a good make, too.
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post #10 of 10 Old 08-09-2007, 09:26 PM
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I use one when I jump 4ft or higher. Just because I have seen people get seriously hurt when jumping without one and I have to wear one for x-country. It doesn't affect my riding at all and I don't think it is uncomforable but I did have to pay $212 for it. But I love it and I use it ALOT!!!
Here is a pic of me with it on.

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