ON TRIAL - 2013 Tad Coffin A5 Smart Ride 17.5" 5" Tree CC

$4,895.00 $7,500.00


2013 Tad Coffin A5 with SmartRide technology. 17.5" seat with regular flaps that measure 13.5" long by 12.75" wide. Traditional, generous 5" Tad Coffin tree. Front blocks were removed but are available. The leather on this saddle is REALLY soft and grippy. The owner took meticulous care of this saddle. Trials welcome! Serial number is 3545. Sells with thick, lined, black cover AND A FREE, THIN TAD COFFIN HALF PAD! Email or text anytime! rachel@iselltack.com or 240-643-3989.

 From the Tad Coffin website: 

The A5 is a consistent favorite among many of America’s top riders, its reputation for improving the performance of both horse and rider is well established. The A5 gives the rider an unprecedented feel of closeness.

  • 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.
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