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2007 Tad Coffin A5G2 although it looks like a TC2. Generous 17.5" seat flaps measure 13.5" long x 13.5" wide. 4.5" tree. Just completely refurbished by Tad Coffin about 18 months ago. Trials welcome! SMARTRIDE TECHNOLOGY! Grippy, GREAT SADDLE!!!
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SmartRide™ is a technically advanced saddle tree developed from a process of Top-Down engineering analysis, design and implementation.
The SmartRide™ development cycle began with a scientific analysis of how a horse’s body moves. Over a dozen horses, of significantly different breeds, builds and sizes, were studied at the walk, trot, canter, left bend, right bend, turn, and form over a jump. This motion was analyzed with high speed, stop action photography, load sensors, and strain gauges to determine how a horse moves and how much force the horse generates during the activities.
A control group of horses, ridden by Tad Coffin, was used to register and evaluate reactions to prototypes throughout the iterative design process.
The analytic portion of the validation was on a computer controlled test-bed that used pneumatic rams to apply various pressures to the saddle tree in known amounts.