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Linda HauckBy Linda Hauck
First created
Linda HauckBy Linda Hauck
First created
CA$ 8,820
pledged of CA$ 30,000pledged of CA$ 30,000 goal
61
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, December 4 2014 5:46 PM UTC +00:00

About

Past Success

With my first invention the internationally patented Spursuader spur (www.spursuader.com) I learned how to take an idea and make it a reality. I designed a prototype, obtained patents, I helped design the packaging and a website, and developed a marketing strategy. I  teamed up with a respected and internationally successful company, Shires Equestrian based in the UK (www.shiresequestrian.com) who manufactures and distributes the Spursuader spur around the world. Shires will again come on board to manufacture the Tapestry Comfort Girth. 

Vision - If you believe it, just do it!!

Our mission is to have happier horses! Kickstarter is the perfect platform to help launch this project into every barn. With the money pledged the cost of designing prototypes, mold costs, and the production of the first 300 girths will be covered. The US, Canadian and European patent costs which are currently pending will be partially covered. The presence at 2 key trade shows in the first half of 2015 will expose an international audience to this revolutionary product. When customers can "feel" the product at trade shows they then totally understand the concept from the horse's point of view. Those trade shows are AETA in Philadelphia January 31st-February 2nd (http://www.aeta.us) and BETA in the UK February 22nd-24th (http://www.beta-int.com) where 1000's of tack stores attend from around the world.

Design - Simple but Effective!

The Tapestry Comfort girth has 3 key components. The 2 layers of webbing hug the part of the horse's ribcage that does the most expansion when the horse breathes thus minimizing restriction and pressure points. The solid piece of webbing runs from end to end of the girth. The webbing that crosses starts at one end, is cut in the middle of the sternum pad to prevent bunching and then carries on to the other end. The first run of 300 girths will have webbing that is striped brown as shown.

Webbing
Webbing

 The 6" Sternum pad is another key part of this revolutionary girth design. The part that contacts the horse is a quality non-slip neoprene that keeps the girth in place and minimizes the side-to-side rocking of the saddle. It promotes equal distribution of pull when the rider tightens the girth equally on both sides. There is a D-ring attachment for martingales and breastplates.

Non-slip neoprene
Non-slip neoprene
Sternum pad with D-Ring attachment
Sternum pad with D-Ring attachment

 The buckle ends and the part of the Sternum pad that does not contact the horse are made of high quality synthetic leather which makes the price point of this girth attractive. Leather components would double the cost of this girth and may be an option down the road. But for now the goal is to have as many happier horses as possible so we want an affordable girth for everyone. The buckles and D-Ring are made from high quality stainless steel.

Buckles
Buckles

 The Tapestry Comfort Girth will come in the following sizes for the first run of 300 - 42" to 54" in 2" increments. You should get a girth a size smaller than usual to accommodate the stretch.

Testimonial

"During a follow up massage with Magic, I noted to the owner that the tension consistently found throughout his shoulders as well as in his pectoral region and girth area had improved significantly. He also felt much more symmetrical from left to right and was content with allowing me to work in these areas. I was told that the only change to his training and equipment was that he had been wearing The Tapestry Comfort Girth for about four months at that point in time. I was so excited that this girth had made a such a positive change in the Magic's body in such a short amount of time. I cannot wait to recommend this product to clients of mine who's horses' suffer from the same issues of being a typical "girthy" horse. "
Vanessa Hayes, Registered Equine Massage Therapist, September 2014 www.handsonhorses.ca

Risks and challenges

We've already prototyped the Tapestry Comfort Girth to an end-user quality--so there is no risk that the backers will be disappointed by the quality of their girths.

With your support we will be able to put in a large enough quantity order for each component to be cost effective.

Many factors can cause delays from manufacturing issues, shipping delays and demand bigger than the current supply. Given our previous manufacturing experience with Shires Equestrian we are confident that they can deliver a quality product within a reasonable time frame.

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    A pledge of $320 will reward you with 4 Tapestry Comfort Girths (a savings of $80) and a pair of Spursuader Spurs (value $54.99).

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