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Cadence

Creating a fluent harmony between the rider and horse

DRESSAGE

 

Noun / The art of riding and training a horse in a manner that develops obedience, flexibility, and balance.

SEAMLESS

COMMUNICATION

 

Cadence’s most competitive advantage to dressage riders; channeling direction by body weight.  By utilizing horses’ natural ability to sense pressure, cadence uses weight transfer to communicate with the horse. The front and back openings on polypropylene trees allow left and right bending when pressure is on either side.

The base on which the rest of the saddle is built. Usually, based on wood or similar synthetic material, it is eventually covered in leather or a leather-like synthetic. The tree's size determines its fit on the horse's back, as well as the size of the seat for the rider. It provides a bearing surface to protect the horse from the weight of the rider. 

TRADITION

 

SPLIT DESIGN

 

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 materials.

RESPONSIVE 

RHYTHM R

Cadence’s responsive seating benefits riders to follow and balance themselves while doing specific posting gestures. The tested foam firmness and layering give riders the advantage of responsive rhythm. 

 

DRESSAGE

MOMENTUM

The Cadence seat is structured with three layers of foam that absorb the force and provide responsive energy back to the rider, as well as give the rider responsive motion upward to maintain rhythm with the horse. 

The special layers of foam were tested to not be too bouncy, but to give the right amount of responsiveness to keep the correct rhythm in equestrian dressage.

ART 

OF COLLABORATION

 

Dressage is a stage performance that asks for subtlety, elegance, and communication. The beauty of dressage is seeing how horse and human performance on a different series of tasks and activities. 

 

The design allows rider and horse to be in sync and allows subtle communication with the horse.

CADENCE