A body protector is recommended for inexperienced riders or when you ride a horse that is still young or untrained. A body protector protects your ribs, spine and other organs in a fall or accident. A body protector is made of memory foam, this ensures a good comfort and this forms itself to the body of the rider for optimal protection. When buying a body protector finding a good fit is essential. A body protector should never be too big, this has a negative impact on the protection that the body protector offers.