I'll be breaking many ponies soon and want to purchase a protective vest. Can you recommend something that is budget friendly and preferably not too long in the back. The Tipperary vests look like they'd get in the way of the cantle. Perhaps I'm wrong? Please advise.
I have a Tipperary but am looking into a Rodney Powell. I've tried on Charles Owen vests before and I can't find one long enough in the back. Those two are top brands but I don't know how much you're looking to spend.
I really like it. They have a sizing chart, and I followed it carefully to pick my size. I'm short waisted, so ordered a petite - it is still a bit long, but my Mom is shortening the back a bit for me. Otherwise, seems well made, very much like the Tipperary, and comfortable. It was around $85 with free shipping.
I have a casel-equi in I think a youth-long. The thing is, as you maybe can tell by now, that the brands all fit a bit differently, and depending on your body type, one may work better than another.
There's not really any substitute for trying several different brands on to see which one fits you the best.
Thanks for all the suggestions. It's hard to find a tack shop locally which has all the brands, so nice to know at least a few brands to try to target before I start driving. Plus I cant drive right now (on drugs and supposed to be resting) and I'm a bit bored lying around so trying to do what research I can on-line!