That’s right, I’ve had a popsicle headache thinking about my dilemma of buying the right vest for me. After months of trying to wade through the process of how to be “safe” on my horse. I have finally decided where I will be at least on my way to feeling comfortable.
I have been borrowing a friends “safety vest” while I figured the whole thing out. After I had started my research, I realized the vest I was borrowing was not even rated……OMG, I may as well have just ridden in my t-shirt. Well, maybe not that bad, but definitely not the protection I am looking for.
I have read almost everything I could find and talked to absolutely everyone who would humor me with my constant conversation. I finally pulled the trigger and ordered a vest. I decided the only thing I could do was to think about it like I was buying a car. What has the best safety ratings and what would I put my kids in. In the end, it was a no-brainer, I’m going to be riding in a Point Two Hunter Air Jacket.
As you all know, since my accident I’ve had to look at riding in a whole new light. I know there is always a certain amount of risk that goes along with this sport. But having the right safety equipment will at least help protect me more than nothing which is what I was wearing before. I mean, I would never get on my horse without my helmet so now I won’t get on without a vest.
Now, I’m eagerly waiting by the mailbox for my vest. Hopefully, my popsicle headache will go away. I’ll tell you all about it when it arrives and what I think.
Until next time, be safe and kick on!