Every airbag includes a saddle strap. If you have multiple saddles, you can install a saddle strap on each one to help you get on your horse quickly with your airbag.
To ensure reliable and fast inflation, you must use the saddle strap. Do not attach the carabiner of the lanyard to the metal rings on your saddle. We cannot ensure their resistance and they could tear off during a fall.
- How to Install the saddle strap:
Remove the two stirrup leathers from your saddle. The saddle strap is shaped like a Y, attach the Y-arms on each side of the saddle to the stirrup blades (loosen the strap to reach the stirrup blades). Then put the stirrups back on the saddle.
The rider is responsible for the proper installation of the saddle strap. Be sure to adjust your saddle strap correctly:
- Not too long - could delay or prevent the airbag trigger (for example, if you are riding a small horse or pony)
- Not too short - could hinder you while riding (for example, while jumping)
TIP: Once the saddle strap is installed, get on your horse with your airbag. Attach the carabiner to the metal ring of the saddle strap and stand on your stirrups. The elastic part of the lanyard should be barely stretched.