What is an equestrian airbag and how does it work?
Vests are equipped with an airbag to protect equestrian against injuries upon impact. Airbag vest have two anchoring cables and a CO2 cartridge. One of these anchoring cables needs to be connected to the saddle and remains there. In the event of an accident, when the equestrian falls off the horse the cable will separate from the saddle activating the CO2 cartridge to instantly inflate the vest in approximately 100 to 300 milliseconds. The vest provides extra protection to the most vulnerable parts of the body (the spine, neck, ribs etc.).
Equestrian Fall - without airbag vest
The airbag vest is a Hungarian invention
The airbag vest is a long-standing Hungarian invention. It was officially registered in 1976, published in 1977. Inventor: Tamás Straub. You can look at the original documents of the invention here. Copies are available from the Hungarian Patent Office (Hungarian Intellectual Property Office) anytime.
Equestrians' Latest Safety Option Is the Air Bag
Emily needs a new horse riding safety vest. Even though she is training dressage the problem is that her horse is
extremely lazy and he has started to buck when he’s excited or when she’s getting at him or when he doesn’t want to
Laura Collett: Event rider says air jacket saved her life in fall
“ I'm very thankful I had an air jacket on and hope more people get them”
Laura Collett says she owes her life to a hi-tech air jacket after a heavy fall which left the British event rider with spine, shoulder and rib
fractures. The 23-year-old was in a coma for six days, but wants to resume riding and represent Team GB at the 2016 Olympics.
Zara Phillips protected by airbag jacket
Princess Anne's daughter, 29, was competing in Enschede, Holland, when her horse lost his footing at a jump. The Queen's granddaughter was thrown into the water when High Kingdom slipped. But Miss Phillips was protected when the airbag jacket she was wearing inflated immediately after being activated by a rip cord on her saddle.
Airbag vest saves horsrider´s life
Oliver Townend only escaped death thanks to the revolutionary jacket he was wearing... Read more
Why You Should Consider an Airbag Vest?
A horse rider is often faced with a dilemma. While on the one hand they adore riding their steed, on the other it is a very dangerous pastime. In the past even a minor crash or hard landing could cause a major physical health issue. Severe injury and death were quite common from such an occurrence.
Ride-Air airbag system for horse riders
Horse riding is a very popular sport in Europe. It is a hobby for some people, while others are professionals. Accidents can happen in both cases and their outcomes are often serious; however, these could be avoided with the proper safety equipment worn by the rider. The spine protectors that are nowadays available at stores are often uncomfortable and they do not provide maximum protection. The future of safe horse riding is Ride-air. Horse riding is ultimately comfortable in these waistcoats, moreover, the rider cannot even feel the presence of the airbag. The waistcoat protects the vital organs of the rider the spine, vertebrae, waist and neck. The waistcoat with the airbag is many times reusable after changing its cartridge.
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Hundreds of equestrians lives could be saved
every year if airbag vest would be used all over the world.
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