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Equestrian Safety Blog

  • Low Profile Air Vests - Deciding Between All the Options

    2022 has kicked off with a bang. At the very start of the year, we're seeing some big changes to the air vest market. Ride EquiSafe has become the global leader in equestrian safety equipment and we continue to add to our product lineup, but also to curate the offerings available. We know that not all vests are created equal and if there's a vest we don't carry, there's likely a very specific reason why.
  • Picking a Vest - Body Protector, Air Vest, or Both?

    How many times has your upper body been the first point of impact during a fall? Whether it’s from your own personal experiences or observational ones, the overall importance of protecting this part of the body with reliable safety vests is significant. 
  • How to Properly Dismount, ESPECIALLY When Wearing an Equestrian Air Vest

    Dismounting the right way is a crucial foundational basic of riding, but it's especially important if you're wearing an equestrian air vest. Read why.
  • Fitting An Equestrian Air Vest for Children

    With the adoption of air vests and body protectors gaining traction in the hunter, jumper, equitation, and dressage disciplines, we are also seeing a market increase in the demand for this equipment from parents for their children.
  • How Tight Should My Air Vest Be?

    EQUESTRIAN AIR VEST FIT IS EVERYTHING. As with helmets, an air vest, or any other safety equipment for that matter, is not as effective when it is not fitted properly. It's why getting fitted by an expert is so important, and even better if it's someone that doesn't have an agenda to push one brand over another (think independent saddle fitter).
  • How Is Your Horseback Riding Helmet Constructed?

    It's no exaggeration to say that your riding helmet can literally save your life. It's designed to protect against traumatic brain injury (TBI) and even death. But have you ever thought about how your helmet is actually constructed and what purpose each part serves?
  • Riding Helmet Safety Standards

    Did you know that your riding helmet must meet a minimum safety standard to compete at a USEF show? Do you know what the different safety standards are and what they mean?

    Your helmet protects one of the most important parts of your body, so it's important to understand what it's certified to do so that when you're shopping, you're getting the most protection possible.

  • What is Mips?

    Helmets have come a long way both in terms of design and the safety they provide. With each passing year, there's new and better technology and updated safety standards. Any equestrian helmet purchased should include Mips technology.
  • Should I Wear My Equestrian Air Vest Over or Under My Show Coat?

    Air vest look and design has come a long way. These days, there are multiple options for sleek, low profile fits as well as air vest compatible clothing that you can wear over your equestrian air vest to make your vest nearly invisible. So, should you wear your air vest over or under your show coat?
  • PBIEC Education Series - Protecting Your Physical, Financial, and Mental Well Being in the Saddle

    Ride EquiSafe founder Catherine Winter is joined by Irish Olympian Kevin Babington and Geoff Wight of Athletes Risk Management to discuss how to protection your physical, financial, and mental well-being in the saddle.
  • The Jay Duke Show on Horse Network - Discussing the Potential of Safety Vests

  • Questions to Ask Your Retailer When Buying an Equestrian Air Vest

    When it comes to safety equipment, a retailer's job is not just to sell you something, but to educate you as well. But you don't know what you don't know in terms of what questions to ask. This is the information your retailer should be sharing, and the questions you should be asking.