My pad doesn't slip, my horse is comfortable, and I can mount perfectly fine( unlike your 4 friends). Why should I be interested in this product? Can we see it?
You shouldn't be, if your horse is happy with your current cinch and rigging. I am not into fixing things that are not broken. If your horse is happy, one less horse I will think about. I was out of horses for the most part for over 20 years. I guess I assumed that while I was gone, the few things that were the cause of stress for me..and more importantly my horse. Number one. The cinching. In 4 h we were taught to kick our horses in the stomach. That was more than i could stomach. I think I did that twice. Then I found out on my own you could walk them and then adjust cinch, as well as learning how to swing up by using the horn ( I am always trying things my own way)
But I digress, so back into horses. And what do i find? The same archaic method I used in 6th grade. I ride with a hackamore..that I added cushion and felt to. I wanted my filly before she was ever born. She is one of my best karma payoffs. I am giving lessons to three young girls ..everytime...they have trouble..I have to check cinch. I don't even like doing one cinch, let alone 3. I ride for the enjoyment. That is not enjoyable for me when animals are stressed. I feel everything. I have been rescuing animals with pet assistance for over 20 years, because I am driven to stop the suffering of as many animals as I can, practically, . Even if it is one at a time. I am so driven , I have continued to answer the call at the risk of my marriage (how that can risk my marriage for 29 years,I do not understand, but whatever) . So one day I had an idea..lol I have those all the time. And I started playing with it in my head. I came up with this system..I made a mock prototype..and I have not used the old cinch since. And I never will. That was before I learned what I have learned in my researching for the past month. I never knew horses were left and right handed. or that we place the cinch on the heart girth, restricting the breathing.or that every step my horse took, with a saddle on. the saddle was shifting, because the back of the saddle was not secured down.
I know that when I trailer my boat..or horse..I want that trailer to feel like it is one with my truck. So that I can almost forget it is there. I know that the cinch the way it is now is designed to slip. the cinch and the slip are in the same direction. So it either had to be soooo tight she can't breath..or so loose I couldn't get on without assistance. I felt trapped up there. I know that teddy the morgan on the ranch starts freaking out as soon as he sees the saddle pad. I can feel his discomfort...and when he is cinched I can see it. I found out why hexy probably swishes her tail and starts to stomp her back foot halfway through the trail ride, or that she isnt bar spoiled..she wants to get home and get that cinch off......
I only just received patent pending, today. So I couldn't even discuss it,to find out if there was any interest in it..but the more I research, the more desperate I become to stop the suffering that is going on. So I had to act as soon as I could. I am starting out by just getting the word out there. I have twelve months now to perfect the product. I will take more videos over the weekend of the rigging and the cinch. I will also take video of my horse..while she checks to make sure it is our cinch..which by the way..we call Simple Cinch, is the one I am putting on her..when she finds that it is..she drops her head and and takes a little cat nap..while I ..click click..pull pull ..done
This is my filly. She is my pride and joy. I rescued ( in my opinion) her from my sister..who has her Dam and two younger sisters.