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Galleries // 2016 Spark:Spring Concept // Cadence Dressage Saddle

Cadence Dressage Saddle

Winner - Silver

Competition: Spark:Spring Concept
Designer: yang jung cheng
Design Type: Sport/Consumer Product
Company / Organization / School: Art Center College of Design
Website: http://www.robert-cheng.com

The innovation is intuitive communication by means of the saddle structure. The saddle has a split in the cantle (the raised part at the back of the saddle) and seat area. By using the split structure and appropriate material, dressage riders are able to use their weight to give direction left or right. By utilizing the natural ability that a horse could sense pressure, the split design enables both horse and rider to do intensive communication in order to preform a variety of tasks.