In case of fall, it is strongly recommended to change your helmet, as it could be damaged inside, even without external damage. This is a good practice, used mostly by motorcyclists after a fall. For the proper Horse and country wear this is important.
It is not compulsory (except in competitions of complete competition), but its use is widespread among young riders and also among those already established. The protective vest, in the event of a fall, makes it possible to mitigate shocks to the spine and ribs. A protective vest must comply with the EN 13158 2009 class 2 standard, ie the current European legislation.
A riding pants:
Just mount a quarter of an hour at a pace to understand what the advantage of wearing riding pants is. The ideal is to choose a pant that is resistant to abrasion and has excellent adherence in the saddle, in order to give comfort and freedom of movement during practice.
Boots or boots with jackets:
Riding boots allow you to limit the effects of rubbing the saddle on the calf and have a "heel". This allows the foot not to enter the stirrups completely and not to get stuck in the event of a fall.
Alternatively, lower riding boots can be used, which when combined with gaiters perform the same function as classic boots.
They are not mandatory, but are strongly recommended to limit the effect of the rubbing of the reins on the hands and to keep the fingers warm during the coldest months. Gloves should also be thin to maintain sensitivity between the hands and the reins, or with the horse's mouth. thus directing the horse's movements. For the Horse and country wear this is important.
There are adjustable riding helmets and helmets with a single circumference. You will find all the detailed information in the sheets of each of our individual products. Choose your helmet well!
As for the boots, the best thing would be to take them a little bigger, so that you can use heavier stockings in the winter.
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