How to Choose & Fit a Horse Riding Body Proctector | Know Before You GO
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How to Choose & Fit a Horse Riding Body Proctector | Know Before You GO

October 25, 2019


Horse riding is a really popular activity
for adults and children all over the UK. Its a great way to spend quality time outdoors
and GO Outdoors stock equipment for suitable for a range different equestrian activities. But there are a few pieces of equipment that
are essential to enjoy it safely, one of them is the body protectors and our trusted equestrian
brands, Harry Hall, invited us along to find out more. Hi I’m Joanna, and I’m from Harry Hall
today we have teamed up with to look at Body Protector for comfort, suitability and protection. We all know that horses and ponies are very
unpredictable, so whether your hacking, riding a young horse or jumping; wearing a body protector
is advisable. Nowadays Body Protectors are lightweight and
comfortable, easy and fast to put on and offer excellent protection. Body Protectors have been designed to absorb
impact from a fall and are compulsory at some competitions.
Wearing a body protector can also make a rider feel more confident and positive about riding. When buying a Body Protector you need to check
if it is up to standard? Look for a Level 3 Body Protector logo to offer maximum safety.
This is considered appropriate for general riding, competitions including eventing and
working with horses. A Level 3 Body Protectors can reduce the risk
of breaking your collar bone by up to 80%. It will also reduce soft tissue injuries and
help to prevent rib fractures. A body protector is an important buy, visit
your local Go Outdoors store where a trained fitter will be able to make sure the body
protector is fitted correctly. This is what a Body Protector should look
like it if fits correctly. The straps should be fastened at shoulder
and around the sides. Must be tight whilst comfortable. The body protector should just reach the top
of the sternum at the front and at the back it should fit to the prominent bone at the
base of the neck. Make sure the bottom rib is actually covered
by the Body Protector. Let’s see how a body protector should fit
whilst riding. It should fit comfortably whist riding. It
must have enough give to ensure that when you are on a horse your riding movement is
not restricted The body Protector must not catch the back
of the saddle. You will need to fit a hand span between the bottom of your Body Protector
and your bottom to achieve more room in the saddle. It is recommended that Body Protectors are
replaced at least every three to five years as the impact absorption properties of the
foam may begin to reduce over time. If it is damaged during a fall, it will also need
replacing. Stay safe with Harry Hall.

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  1. I got my new Harry hall body protector today black and grey one love it and it rlly is comfy to wear as I tried it on today

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