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
Scawbrig (Bit-Less Bridle)
Fully adjustable double thickness soft 19mm (3/4″) bridle web for strength. Designed as a ‘kind’ Hackamore for horses with soft mouths or horses experiencing bit related problems. Control is obtained by pressure round the nose and lower jaw when the reins are used.
This bridle is also fitted with dees for attaching combination cheek pieces so that it can be used with a bit if desired. NOTE: Reins are available separately.
Please note: The nose unit is available to purchase separately. Please see “bridle part” page.
PONY: Bit to Bit (over the poll) : 76cm – 94cm
Noseband : 46cm – 57cm – Browband : 35cm
COB Bit to Bit (over the poll) : 90cm – 108cm
Noseband : 52cm – 61cm – Browband : 38cm
FULL Bit to Bit (over the poll) : 105cm – 121cm
Noseband : 64cm – 70cm – Browband : 40cm
Libby’s “Pairs” Driving Harness
This matching set is only available in a ‘Made to Measure’ option. You will need to fill in two sizing charts and complete one for each horse / pony.
The breast collar, breeching, neck and loin straps are all manufactured with wider webbing for additional comfort & support. The girths are soft padded and fleece lined and also have false martingales. They have good eyelet adjustments and additional comfort with the breast collar, breeching and dock all being fleece lined.
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.
*Please scroll down for sizing chart and email us to request a sizing form for completion.*
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.
Combination – For use on Libbys Exmoor & Endurance Bridles (PAIR)
We now offer 2 options of Combination Cheek Pieces which will clip onto your Combination bridle in a similar way to each other.
The Baby Snaps are more popular due to their lightweight but are slightly more awkward to remove, especially with gloves on or in the cold. However the Trigger option is very usefull if you need to remove them quickly and don’t mind the additional weight.
13-15½cm – Pony
15-17½cm – Cob
19½-22cm – Full
22½-25cm – Extra Full
*Sizes listed are approximate and can vary slightly
The Trigger options will be slightly longer due to the extra length compared to the Snaps.
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.
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.