Kids Innovative Equestrian Saddle Design

in Consumer Products held by Amber Wighton
Contest Closed
We are looking for a professional spec sheet/drawing of a children's equestrian barrel racing saddle with very unique features! The purpose of this drawing will be to help provide specs to a supplier so we can have a first prototype.

First, the saddle will be using a standard kids saddle tree but will neoprene instead of leather with a cordura wrap over the neoprene for weatherproofing and durability (100 D cordura)! This exists today, but in adult sizes. Good examples of youth sizes we will need are here (good for dimensional references: I'd like to start with 12" and 14" seat sizes. I would like this to weigh no more than 12 lbs. This is the exact saddle I want but with the features below and in children size seats:

The first unique feature will be a cinch strap that is "ratcheting" versus traditional leather that is pulled through and tightened with holes. This will make it easy for a child to tighten. The ratchet can be aluminum or steel but must have a padding that velcro over so it doesn't scrape the leg of the rider or the horses side. It should be as thin in profile as integrally possible. An example of the ratchet style I like is here: The hooks should lay flat however, and there should be holes on the slack so someone can essential put the one end of the cinch in and tighten the rest of the way with the ratchet.

The second feature is a fold up "step" that will be on the left side of the saddle if a rider is sitting on it and behind the stirrup. The "step" can be nylon with a plastic bar for the bottom of the foot. It must be able to be coiled up and snapped up onto the saddle when not in use.

The third feature is a gel seat that will provide added comfort for the rider.

The third feature are storage on the back and sides of the saddle (a built on saddle pack) that can hold a water bottle and phone.

It would be awesome to show this in a cactus pattern just to get the idea across that we want something fun and do various patterns. See attachments.
I just want to be able to get the idea across to the supplier. The drawing should just so the saddle from Brazilian saddles website, with the added features and seat dimension. the big design challenge is the ratchet cinch and step. It can be a basic spec sheet style though although I welcome all ideas!
Don't Wants:
I don't need too fancy, just need to get this complex idea on paper! The actual cinch that goes under the belly of the horse does not need to be designed, just the ratchet, it will replace the leather strap as pictured in the attached image.
Ask for Sample:
We can use one pattern and one size as a sample, not all product sizes need to be done right away. I really want to get the
  1. no preference


#3 saddle by Nathan 75
I don't have saddle dimensions so that I have just submit my concept design only
if it is ok for you ,I will modified all dimensions as per your requirement and I have submit .IGS file
only ( I have solid works file ready to submit if required ).. pl let me know your feedback.
Apr 3, 2018 13:47
#1 Saddle Design by Mahbub
Mar 9, 2018 19:59


Mon, 19 Mar 2018 08:49:58 +0000
Designers are more interested, putting in efforts for a prepaid contest.
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 23:27:57 +0000
do you have any dimensions for the type of horse. Is it a Shetland pony?
Sun, 04 Mar 2018 22:20:14 +0000
So sorry, here is second:

Here is a better look at the gunwale tie down that I like. It is more of a tension tie down unlike many ratcheting tie downs and has a quick release:
Sun, 04 Mar 2018 19:30:51 +0000
can't open the second and third links. Could you make a screen shot or smth?

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