What is the most comfortable body protector for horse riding?
Racesafe ProVent 3.0 Racesafe’s most popular body protector is very lightweight (0.95kg for adult size) and breathable. It has been updated for an improved fit and the versatility to fit all shapes and sizes of rider.
What is a Level 3 body protector?
Level 3 body protectors should prevent minor bruising that would have produced stiffness and pain, reduce soft tissue injuries and prevent a limited number of rib fractures. There is a separate BETA Standard for shoulder protectors.
How often should you replace your body protector?
every three to five years
Replacing your body protector Body protectors should be replaced every three to five years, as the impact absorption properties of the foam may decline over time.
What does a body protector protect?
Body protectors are designed to offer protection to a rider when falling off, being kicked or trodden on by a horse. No body protector can prevent serious injury in every situation, but they can increase the chances of staying alive and reduce the severity of injuries.
Are body protectors necessary?
TYPES OF BODY PROTECTOR They should prevent minor bruising that would have produced stiffness and pain, reduce soft tissue injuries and prevent a limited number of rib fractures.
What is a Level 2 body protector?
Level 2 delivers the renowned levels of Jockey Vest performance whilst offering additional protection. Utilising the latest breathable foam combinations to deliver Level 2 protection at market leading weight levels. Used by jockeys & riders around the world as a blend of lightweight comfort and protection.
How should a body protector fit?
At the front, the body protector should reach the breastbone at the top and cover the bottom rib at mid-chest by approximately 2.5cm, but should not cover the belly button.
Do body protectors expire?
There is no such thing as a predetermined or mandated expiration date on fall protection harnesses.
Should you wear a body protector when jumping?
Wearing a protector is currently only obligatory for eventing. Nevertheless, even dressage, show jumping and leisure riders should be aware of the risks involved in riding. Wearing body protectors and back protectors when riding can reduce the risk of serious injuries to the torso.