Body Protector by Rodney Powell approx size age 12 - 14
13'' across the back under arm , 19'' down from neck to hem
Softer type very confortable complete with shoulder protection
A body protector is designed to absorb the impact created when falling off, being kicked or stood on by a horse. Nowadays a lot of riders feel more confident when wearing one in everyday situations. No body protector can protect against serious injury but they can help to reduce the severity of an injury.
Over the years the body protector standards have changed increasing the level of protection offered. The most recent revised standard is that from 2009. Garments to the 2000 standard are still on the market but as with all safety wear for the best protection. Any standards before this time are no longer effective.
To carry the BETA label, body protectors must meet the EN13158 standard and have a CE mark on the label.
Provides the technical specification for equestrian body protectors and sets the level of shock absorption required in every garment. This standard dictates the area of the body that must be covered and ensures there a minimal gaps between the foam panels and ensures closures are safe.