The Hit-Air Original uses the new “harness type” airbag deployment for faster response time. Lightweight and comfortable, it’s easy to forget you’re wearing it. It is also quieter than previous models, keeping your horse happier too.
New vests come with (1) CO2 Cartridge, Tool Kit and Directions, (1) Adjustable Bungee or Western Coiled Wire Lanyard, and (1) Standard Saddle Strap
CO2 Cartridge: 48cc
For horses under 15.2 hh, please order Short Adjustable Lanyard
If your horse is under 13.2 hh, please contact us prior to ordering
All Bungee Lanyard vests must attach to a Saddle Strap
See our How It Works page for more information on sizing and measuring
Short Adjustable Bungee, Adjustable Bungee, Western Coiled Wire
|Saddle Strap (Required for English Saddles, recommended for Endurance Saddles)||
None, Standard Saddle Strap
It really works.
On 1/26/22 I was working on my jumping with my trainer. Surprisingly, my horse bucked after the second jump (first time he had ever bucked), and I flew off. I had my Hit air vest on and was fine. Determined to not end the lesson on that note, I got back on and decided to canter some poles without my vest. Because what were the chances that I would fall off twice? Well, as we cantered through poles, my horse bucked me several times and I fell off onto my back. Resulting in breaking my L2 vertebra. No riding for at least 6 months and I have to wear a back brace for three months. It was the exact same fall as before, but because I didn’t have the air vest on, I fractured my back. This accident was a clear example of how the Hit Air vest can prevent injuries. It was the same type of fall, same horse, same rider and same ground, but with the vest I was completely fine. Without the vest I suffered a 25% compression fracture of my L2. Eight weeks in a back brace with no lifting more than 10 pounds, followed by physical therapy. No riding for 6 months and after than I will be on lead line lessons for weeks. All because I was I didn’t go get my second canister and reset my vest!