RS-tor© Rider Safety Aid *** AS SEEN ON TV ***
The RS-tor (pronounced ‘Arrestor’) is an innovative, British-made product for horse riders that helps develop rider balance & allows the rider to stay safer in the saddle during any discipline or activity. Contrary to popular belief, many experts maintain that experienced riders on well-trained, older horses are statistically more likely to be injured, as they accumulate more hours in the saddle in a given time period.
– Consists of a light, webbing strap attaches to the saddle stirrup bars and includes an elasticated element that absorbs movement.
– Gives an arm’s length of security during a spook, jump, buck or rear.
– Features a comfortable handle that is held like a riding crop.
– Gives the rider the unique advantage of knowing that help is literally at hand in unexpected situations.
– Can be used by riders of all levels.
PLEASE VISIT www.rstor.co.uk for more information, images and video footage.
***** Has a British Equestrian Trade Association (BETA) Safety and Security Innovation Award *****
RS-tor Fitting Instructions
1) Remove your stirrups and attach the RS-tor Straps over your stirrup bars
2) Replace the stirrups & adjust the strap lengths so that the first ‘O’ ring sits central
THE LENGTH SETTING IS CRITICAL
1) When seated and holding the RS-tor handle, hold your arm horizontal in any direction
2) If the strap is not tight you must reduce both of the stirrup strap lengths equally
3) If the strap is not allowing you to straighten your arm then loosen the stirrup straps
NOTE: The strap should tension during the last straightenings of your arm, this allows you complete natural movement but prevents you from going beyond you natural riding position.
If you are propelled in any direction beyond your natural position you can lean on or pull the RStor handle to restore you to your seated position.
TEST: Once the lengths have been set to your reach, test the RS-tor by leaning forward (as if the horse has bucked) and push your weight onto the RS-tor handle keeping your arm straight – you should barely move from your saddle and the recoil of the RS-tor strap will assist you.
You can repeat the above tests by leaning to either side and either pushing against or pulling the RS-tor handle to restore you to your seat.
CHOOSING THE CORRECT LENGTH OF RS-tor:
CHILD: For Riders with small hands as the handle width is thinner
SMALL: For Riders shorter than 5’4″ or Novice GP Riders
MED/LARGE: For Riders above 5’4″ or Riders whom jump beyond 2’6″ and need to stretch further up the neck of the horse without restriction
NB: The handle length is not critical as you can adjust the overall length from your stirrup straps. The above fitting instructions are more important
Dressage Driving Rollerpad©
Designed to be inconspicuously attached to the driving saddle, protecting your horses back whilst remaining unseen during competition.
The main purpose is to effectively disperse and alleviate pressure points from the harness, especially on the point of shoulder where the movement can cause rubbing but as these are not as wide or as long as the standard Driving Rollerpad, they are easily hidden and far more discreet.
Length: 49cm & Width: 13cm – with two hook & loop fastenings at either end to secure it to your driving saddle.
Available in all colours but of course if you wish them to remain hidden then you are best to match to your harness colour i.e. Black or Brown.
The thinner Dressage Driving Rollerpads, Driving Rollerpads & Breast Collar Pads made with our new “UltraPad” material.
For more information (see: Saddle Pad – Specials – SPACETEC). These are 40% thinner but provide 15% more protection.
Endurance Combination Bridle
The Endurance bridle is made in 19mm (3/4″) soft webbing that converts to a controller head collar by simply removing the cheek pieces with the spring clips. (Trigger clips can be supplied by special order). Buckle fitting to bit for easy removal. Ideal for endurance/long distance riding or for introducing youngsters to the bit.
Noseband can be purchased individually, please see ‘endurance combination noseband only’ under bridle parts.
Noseband circle 56cm – Bit-to-Bit size 70-92cm
Noseband circle 59cm – Bit-to-Bit size 74-96cm
Noseband circle 64cm – Bit-to-Bit size 86-108cm
Noseband circle 70cm – Bit-to-Bit size 102-124cm
Noseband circle 78cm – Bit-to-Bit size 118-140cm
NOTE: This product is not suitable for a flash noseband
NOTE: Matching reins are sold seperately (see Reins & Girths)
Driving Reins (Singles)
One of the best sets of Driving Reins available today.
These amazing driving reins are manufactured from 19mm Double-Sided Rubber Grip webbing with a velcro connection at the hand end and a three hole adjustment to the bit.
Available in Black & Brown only, they are also ideal for long reining prior to breaking your horse / pony to the harness.
Available in 8 sizes from 3m to 6½m (Single Set).
We also make a pairs set, please see on driving products page.
The webbing simply attaches around the back of the bridle and then an adjustable strap runs down the back of the neck and splits to two further adjustable straps which fasten on to the saddle dees.
There are 2 sizes available:
SMALL = 34-85cm (13-33″) – Mini to Cob
LARGE = 64-122cm (25-48″) – Cob to Extra Full
The neck strap section is 25mm wide – The saddle dee straps are 16mm wide.
Our standard stock colours are listed but if you require one of our other colours please advise and we can have them made for you.
We also manufacture ‘Grass Reins’ which do a similar job but attach through the bit and over the head.
Please check our other listings if you would prefer this type of rein.
Standard Breast Collar Pad
Designed to attach to the breast collar harness to effectively disperse and alleviate pressure points.
Attach the hook and loop straps around the breast collar, making sure they are central, and secure the fixing straps.
An adjustable Hackamore supplied complete with IRONS, the front has a fleece lining for comfort with a webbing strap for the back.
It is supplied with a Libbys standard half bridle and the appropriate length cheek pieces for each size requirement.
NOTE: Reins are sold seperately (see Reins & Girths).
The hackamore nose unit can be purchased separately, please see “bridle part” page.