Air Bags for horse riders

September 17, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Yes it is real there are air bags that you wear as a vest in case of sudden unauthorized dismount occurs. However it is really funny when riders purposely dismount but forget to unclip – they look like the kid from The Christmas Story.

Equestrian-Design “Air Bag” Vests for Eventer Safety: Cautious Optimism from the FEI

What people don’t mention about these vests is that the anchoring lanyard to the saddle is critical. If the rider is not thrown from the horse, the trigger isn’t pulled as you might wish; or, if you dismount and forget to detach the anchor, your vest may inflate and publicly

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