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
Designed to attach to the driving saddle, effectively dispersing and alleviate pressure points from the harness, especially on the point of shoulder where the movement can cause rubbing.
Excellent for casual use, training or as pictured here in competition.
Width: 17cm – with two hook & loop fastenings to secure it to your driving saddle.
Scroll down if you require athinner more descrete Dressage Driving Rollerpads and a new UltraPad made of the same material you can see described in our Spacetec Pad (see Saddle Pad – Specials)
Hackamore Bridle *** Libbys ***
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)
Endurance Combination Bridle *** Libbys ***
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 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)
Ultra Driving Rollerpad©
Attach to the driving saddle to effectively disperse and alleviate pressure points from the harness, especially on the point of shoulder where the movement can cause rubbing.
Length: 68cm & Width: 17cm with two hook & loop fastenings to secure it to your driving saddle.
BREAST COLLAR ULTRAPAD: You can now have this amazing material fitted under the breast collar section of your driving harnes, providing the best protection possible from a thin sandwich. MORE INFO: View ‘Spacetec Pad’ in the SaddlePad specials section of this site
Length: 107cm & Width: 17cm with four hook & loop fastenings to secure it to your driving saddle.
Libbys Ultimate Driving Harness *** Great Value **
The upgraded version of the Libbys Basic Harness has greater eyelet adjustments and additional comfort with the brest collar, breeching and dock all being fleece lined.
The breastcollar, breeching, neck and loin straps are all manufactured with wider webbing than the basic option for additional comfort & support. The girth is a padded soft, fleece lined Libbys girth and also has a false martingale.
This is an ideal ‘easy to clean’ colour co-ordinated competition or exercise driving harness. COMES COMPLETE WITH: Saddle, girth, breeching, breast collar, traces and crupper. (Bridle & Reins not included) Available in all Colour Options
Also available as a ‘Made to Measure’ option. Please download the chart below, complete and return to us and we will match the components to your sizes provided.
** PLEASE SCROLL DOWN TO THE CHART AT THE BOTTOM FOR THE SIZING AND COLOUR GUIDES ** PLEASE EMAIL FOR A SIZING FORM **
Available in 6 sizes and 14 colour choices
Manufactured from 19mm (3/4″) soft weave webbing with head adjustment only, leaving the nose free from any hardware creating a better fit under a Driving Bridle.
We now manufacture these in all sizes
from Miniature to Extra Full.
Available in Black & Brown as Standard and kept in stock.
All other colours are made to order only.
We also manufacture the matching synthetic Driving Bridles. For further info, please view the driving section.