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post #1 of 1 Old 07-02-2014, 03:57 AM Thread Starter
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DIY Cushion seat saver

I want to attempt to make my own seat saver for a dressage saddle which is cushioning but not to bulky and allows for communication with horse.

I have a kieffer dressage saddle and its really good but havent ridden in two weeks, the saddle is a older model but not ancient. Its not as soft as all the new dressage saddles out there.

Have you ever made a seat saver ?
Did you have any difficulties making a seat saver ?
Where there any safety issues regarding the seat saver ?
how did you make the seat saver ?

Materials:
Foam (denser foam lasts longer)
Black thread and needles
Black soft material (polyester or fake fur for a fuzzy and soft texture)

These are the instructions:
Step 1: use cloth to make a stencil of the dressage seat
Step 2: place the stencil on foam and cut out a foam stencil
Step 3 cover the foam cushion with a soft material like fake fur or polyester material leave some extra material which will be used to Secure the cover over the saddles cantle
Step 4: sew a elastic draw string through the edge of the seat saver which will be used to secure the seat saver over the cantle
Step 5: sew two straps on the front of the seat saver to be attatched to the d rings

Im thinking simple isnt it ? I know how to sew i did textiles at school i think id be able to make a decent looking strong seat saver.

Complications :
Foam could wear out to much
Seat saver if not secured properly could be dangerous
Foam could be to bulky or wrinkle and move around

Not sure what type of foam to use ?

Any input is greatly appreciated.

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