About Us

About Ride Right !!

Ride Right Gear has been a leader in the rodeo industry for nearly 20 years. Designing and manufacturing premium protective equipment out of its office inFarmersville,TX, the Ride Right team offers the highest degree of product quality and service to customers who demand the best, and nothing less.


 Rex Thain founded Ride Right in 1994, when he recognized a need for quality body protection for bull riders. One of his most significant innovations is the Impact Dispersing Shield TM, or IDS Technology TM; a protective shield made from fourth generations ballistic material which is mechanically fastened to an ultra-thin, high-density sports foam. Rex is also the inventor of the Thermoformed Shock Absorber, created by heating and pressing a solid, protective​ foam sheet into strategically arranged units, which allows for maximum protection and freedom of movement.


Incorporating the IDS TechnologyTM and Shock Absorber, the Ride Right Bull Rider Protective Vest was a relatively new concept when it was first released on the market. Now it is know as the industry standard. Nearly 75 percent of top Professional Bull Riders (PBR) competitors wear Ride Right, as has virtually every PBR World Champion to date.


As Ride Right’s brand became synonymous with quality bull riding gear, it began to offer a wider range of products. Today, Rex and his team are proud to offer a full line of hand-crafted custom chaps, gear bags, comfort collars and more. Ride Right has also successfully brought their core product offering to the world of Motocross racing.