Dressage saddle CarboTech

Dressage saddle CarboTech
Date: 2015
Position: designer
Awarded: Red Dot Design Award

CarboTech is a single-flap saddle, designed specifically for riders who like contact with the horse. It has anatomical blocks, which are integrated on the knee rolls. It helps the rider to sit in the right position. The saddle is suited to sports horses. Carbon fiber’s light and strong nature makes the saddle not just lighter, but also flexible and durable. Also visible in the front of the saddle, the saddle head, the construction of the saddle is reinforced by carbon fiber overlay as well.

The saddle tree uses carbon fiber as its main material and the physical properties of the material makes it as tough as wood but much more lighter. The design of this saddle tree features a three layer structure.

The first and topmost layer is designed to be comfortable and it’s fitted to the rider. The middle layer is made of an elastic material, which cushions for the horse’s movements and is designed to protect and support the rider’s spine. Finally, the last layer is specifically profiled to be comfortable for the horse.

This project won reddot award 2015.

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