$476
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7
backers
19days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, December 30 2018 12:59 PM UTC +00:00.

Gallop Equine, LLCBy Gallop Equine, LLC
First created
Gallop Equine, LLCBy Gallop Equine, LLC
First created
$476
pledged of $100,000pledged of $100,000 goal
7
backers
19days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, December 30 2018 12:59 PM UTC +00:00.

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About

SMARTBOOT™

SmartBoot™ is a patent-pending intelligent riding boot that helps equestrians correct their foot position. A wrong foot position is a common issue equestrians experience, which ultimately are prone to accidents. When one’s heel shifts upwards, it decreases the control and pressure they have on the stirrup, activating the sensors inside the boot. SmartBoot™ sends soft vibrations to the corresponding foot when the heel is malpositioned. Equestrians can observe trends of their foot position via the SmartRide™ phone app.

FEATURES

SmartBoot™ combines a custom and hand-made calf leather riding boot with the latest technology. It goes beyond mechanical correction mechanism because it helps equestrians improve their foot position over time. Instead of working on a short-term solution, SmartBoot™ allows for a fast and steady improvement of the equestrian’s position on the horse. Even with no trainer around, equestrians can learn and watch their foot position because of constant reminders. 

Equestrians can choose the frequency of how often they want to receive reminders. Meaning, they can choose whether to receive a reminder every time their heel shifts upwards or whether they want to restrict the amount of reminders to a certain time interval. The boot's battery lasts up to 10 hours before it will need to get charged via the integrated USB port in the sole of the boot.

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SMARTRIDE™ APP

The SmartRide™ phone app saves the equestrian’s foot position to analyze patterns and create trends over time. They can then observe trends of their foot position. Over time, the app shows the user's improvements to make them work even harder to achieve a professional and safe position on the horse. 

SmartBoot™ is designed for nearly any level of riding; anywhere from beginner to amateur. SmartBoot™ can correct the small mistakes our eyes may never see. It is your personal trainer to guide you on your journey to become a better rider.

HOW TO MEASURE 

Follow the below steps to ensure custom fit of your boots. After completion of our campaign, we will send a survey to ask for your personal measurements (cm) from the below table along with your shoe size, name and contact information.

 

Risks and challenges

MANUFACTURING

We have tested one working prototype mounted on the horse and have been working with our manufactures to finalize the design of our product. Our production process consists of two parts: to develop the microchip that will be embedded in the sole of the tall boot. Working with different manufacturers can lengthen the process and potentially cause difficulties and delays exporting the US-made microchip to our boot manufacturer in Mexico and then import the finalized product back to the US.

DESIGN

There is also the risk of potential changes in the design of the microchip and boot. All of our boots are hand-made and thus, may cause longer manufacturing times as well. Due to such potential changes, we may face changes in our final retail price.

SIZES

Due to the variety of shoe sizes for women, men and children, availability of all shoe sizes for our product may be limited first. Once the business is up and running, we forecast to have all sizes available.

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