Hit Air protector vests?

Discussion in 'Horse and Rider Safety' started by dressagelife, Mar 28, 2012.

  1. dressagelife

    dressagelife New Member

    Has anyone had any experiences with these vests? PM me if necessary **)
  2. eventingchild

    eventingchild Well-known Member

    witnessed a girl having a very very hard hit on Saturday out cross country, she had an air vest on and I do believe it saved her broken bones!...after watching her fall I am getting one!
  3. Ridelikeyoumeanit

    Ridelikeyoumeanit Active Member

    what happens tho in the case where the horse and rider go down together as in a sideways type fall/slip. because the rider is not seperated from the horse until they hit the ground (thats if they do) then how do they protect the rider.

    just a thought i had as i have seen quite a few of these type of falls where sometimes the horse then gets up and rider sometimes manages to still be with horse or departs company only once they have both hit the ground.
  4. dressagelife

    dressagelife New Member

    Thanks for the feedback :)
    Yes rotational falls are always of concern but even then shell type vests may not protect you. I believe in the UK for eventers it's mandatory to wear a shell type vest under the inflatable vests.
    I'm riding Dressage so I'm hoping rotational falls at speed wont be in my young horses menu! LOL
    What I do like about the Hit Air vests is the neck protection they offer.
    Anyone else with any thoughts on this?

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