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Attention All Female Riders!

Attention All Female Riders! You've got the high performance riding footwear, a riding hat that offers you the highest level of protection and a schooling programme that's going to get you and your horse fit. But have you really thought of everything? A good sports bra is an essential piece of kit whatever your equestrian activity and whatever your cup size. FACT: Most women who ride regularly do not wear sports bras. Inadequate breast support, coupled with excessive breast movement, is the most likely cause of sore and tender breasts after exercise. Riding without a good sports bra can make you uncomfortable, distract you and affect your confidence. FACT: There are no muscles in the breast. Only skin and ligaments support breast tissue and any excessive amount of breast movement puts strain on these ligaments causing irreversible damage. Once breasts have dropped because of stretching these ligaments, nothing can naturally restore them to their former position. FACT: Your breasts can bounce up to 14cm when unsupported during exercise. Even among 34A’s, tests found that breast movement ranged up to an average of 40mm away from the resting place of the body, which can lead to breast sag. FACT: Wearing a Shock Absorber sports bra is proven to reduce breast movement by up to 78%. In scientific tests Shock Absorber Sports Bras were proven to be as much as twice as effective at minimising breast movement as a 'normal' bra.

Winner of Best in Test 2012 Award! Impressively, the Shock Absorber Sports Bra was the winner of Horse & Rider’s Best in Test 2012 award. Shock Absorber Sports Bras look and feel like ordinary lingerie but offer maximum support and comfort. The Active Classic is great for A-D cups, while the Active D+ Bra offers extreme support and fuller coverage for D-H cups. Unique scientific and technological research is applied to Shock Absorber’s sports bra designs, so every thread, stitch and contour gives you the best support and comfort. Shock Absorber Active Classic Bra Both the Active Classic Bra and the Active D+ Bra feature the following: • Shaped, adjustable, padded straps for comfort • Soft, wide under band, for breathability and to avoid chafing • Non-rub, padded hook and eye • Made from moisture-wicking, breathable, high performance fabrics These really are a sound investment for all female riders and as I’ve written above, damage to your breasts is pretty much irreversible, so look after them before it’s too late!

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