Horse Radio Network Episode 130 Audio Clip
Working with both Boyd and Point Two, I have become a passionate supporter of this product. Boyd has had other falls in the jacket, but not as serious as this fall, and when he called me afterwards it was evident that he had become a true believer.
The jacket has proved to be a huge step forward in safety for equestrians. The rider simply slips on the jacket and, when mounted, a narrow lanyard connects the saddle with the jacket. Should the rider become separated from the saddle, the lanyard will pull the activation key from the jacket, triggering a mechanism to release CO2 into the airbag system. The jacket inflates, encapsulating the riders trunk and collar area of the neck before he or she hits the ground, providing shock absorption on impact. The jacket also inflates in "under .2 seconds" thus the name!
Take a listen to this audio clip, and if you're down at Rolex, please come see them at the Bit of Britain booth. It's so important that riders of every level not take their safety for granted by strapping on their helmet every day & wearing one of these jackets when out hacking or competing. It's not just the upper level riders who get hurt.....as we all know someone who's had an accident just walking back to the barn after a school.
I'll get off my soap box now so you can take a listen! LT
You can also listen to the Complete Interview - Episode 130