|It is basically the fuzzy part of the velcro and it has straps that go around the rider's legs and velcro to the part on the saddle. It looks to me like it was developed for adults, perhaps for therapeutic riding, and has been adapted as a sort of seat belt for kids. In case of an accident, the weight of an adult should be enough to detach the velcro with no problem, but children are much lighter and the velcro may not come loose.|
At leasts it beats tying a tiny kid to a saddle and watching their pony fly around barrels because it looks cute, as soon as the kids are old enough I bet they stand up and say no.
Sorry to rant its been a long day and this just set me off. Whats your opinion on it?