More and more people wear when riding a body protector and air bag vest. Very wise because with it the spine, ribcage and many important organs are protected by a fall from a horse. It is not as if the fall does not hurt, and you'll be able to keep most of the fall big bruises all over. But if you reduce the chance of serious injuries, including bruised and broken ribs.
The research shows that wearing protective clothing when riding causes less injury will develop. The advice from the research is also to wear as many protective clothing when riding. The researchers do not only promote the wearing of a cap, but also the wearing of a body protector. While the cap is often accepted and supported many are bodyprotectors The researchers carried much too little.
A body protector protects your torso as a sort of armor. There are bodyprotectors which consist of one piece, one large hard plate. Bodyprotectors major disadvantage of this is that you can not move easily. Today, however, the existence bodyprotectors increasingly out loose blocks that shape themselves to your body. This allows you to move your body more easily than with whole slabs.
The content of the body protector is a special foam, the memory foam. The foam is warmer by body heat, making it smoother and more stands to the body. The more expensive bodyprotectors often have a better quality foam.
In some sports, the body protector or an airbag vest even mandatory. In the other parts of the body protector may be worn.
Mandatory in eventing
An eventing competition consists of three parts: a dressage test, a showjumping and crosscountry. At the cross of an eventing competition is wearing a body protector or an airbag jacket required.
Mandatory when driving and mendurance
Since April 1, 2015 during the marathon participants and also the grooms required to wear a back or body protector.
Permitted in dressage and jumping
During dressage and jumping, it is illegal to wear a body protector and air bag vest. These safety vests must be worn under or over clothing.
Required at the examination for the ruiterbewijs at youth to sixteen
As of January 1, 2014, wearing a body protector during the examination to ruiterbewijs mandatory for examinees to 16 years. The SRR, the Foundation Rijvaardigheidsbewijzen Recreation Rider has made this mandatory.
Required with some riding schools
Some riding schools require their lesklanten to wear a body protector during the riding lessons.
When trying on the body protector he can not sit tight. You still have enough freedom of movement. The body protector, however, should not be too large. He may not be too long. Take when trying different positions to check whether you have the right size. Keep the body protector it for a while, he must be hot before it is tasty.
Go at it fit to sit on a chair. Also now different postures. Please note that there are about 12 cm of space between the bottom of the body protector and is seated. This is necessary in order to ensure that the protector body from touching the saddle when driving.
Riding with a body protector and air bag vest