The Story

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IT ALL BEGAN, IN 1992, WHEN…

ROBERT FERRAND, WENT OUT TO BUY A SADDLE AND DISCOVERED THAT THE SADDLE MAKERS DID NOT USE ANY "CREDIBLE" MEASUREMENT TECHNIQUE TO FIT THE SADDLES TO THE ANIMALS.

SO, HE SPUN OFF A COMPUTER-INTERFACE-PRESSURE-MEASUREMENT-DEVICE, DEVELOPED FOR ONE OF HIS OTHER INVENTIONS: THE SPECIALTY HOSPITAL BED, AND INVENTED THE WORLD'S FIRST COMPUTER-SADDLE-FITTING-SYSTEM.

THE SHOCK WAS: HE DISCOVERED THAT THE VAST MAJORITY OF SADDLES DID NOT FIT. HOWEVER, HE DID NOT UNDERSTAND WHY.

HE, THEN, INVENTED A THREE-DIMENSIONAL-PROTRACTOR FOR HORSES AND SADDLES, CALLED THE SADDLETECH GAUGE. EMPLOYING THIS "CALIBRATED MEASUREMENT" ROBERT DOCUMENTED THAT GRAVITY, IN THE FORM OF THE RIDER'S WEIGHT, RELATIVE TO THE HORSE'S WEIGHT, HAS A SIGNIFICANT "INCREMENTAL" EFFECT ON THE FIT OF THE SADDLE.

MANY PEOPLE HAVE BEEN BURNED AT THE STAKE, ONLY A FEW YEARS AGO, FOR SUGGESTING THE GRAVITY IS A FACTOR.

OBVIOUSLY, THE ANIMAL'S BACK BENDS, TO SOME DEGREE, UNDER THE LOAD OF THE RIDER, THE QUESTION IS: HOW MUCH?

WHAT IS PECULIAR IS: SADDLE MAKERS DO NOT CONSIDER, GRAVITY, THE MOST POWERFUL FORCE IN THE UNIVERSE, EVEN A FACTOR IN THE FIT OF THE SADDLE.

THE REASON IS SIMPLE: SADDLE MAKER'S "TRADITIONAL" SADDLE FITTING TECHNIQUES ARE SO CRUDE, THAT THEIR "TECHNIQUES" CANNOT EVEN DETECT GRAVITY. CAUSING THE SADDLE INDUSTRY TO "OVERLOOKED THE OBVIOUS": GRAVITY.

MORE IMPORTANTLY, JUST LIKE THE CLIMATE CHANGE DISCUSSION, SADDLE MAKERS ARE ALSO IGNORING PHYSICS AND THE SCIENTIFIC DATA. SIGNIFICANTLY, THE SADDLE MAKERS ARE ALSO IGNORING CONSUMER PROTECTION LAW. THEREIN, IS THE SERIOUS LEGAL ISSUE, THAT CAUSES THE SADDLE INDUSTRY TO IGNORE PHYSICS. CATCH 22.

HOWEVER, BY USING BOTH, THE COMPUTER AND THE GAUGE, FERRAND DEVELOPED THE "FARRAND-FERRAND-FORMULA" THAT CALCULATES THE INCREMENTAL EFFECT OF GRAVITY ON THE THREE-DIMENSIONAL SHAPE OF THE HORSE'S BACK. BY EMPLOYING TWO DIFFERENT MEASUREMENT INSTRUMENTS PERMITTED "THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD" TO BE APPIED TO FITTING SADDLES.

BY CREATING A "FEED BACK LOOP" - MEASURE - CALIBRATE - VALIDATE: SIGNIFICANTLY DIFFERENTIATES THIS SADDLE FITTING METHOD BY EMPLOYING TWO DIFFERENT MEASUREMENT OF THE SAME EVENT.

WHEREBY COMPUTER SADDLE INTERFACE PRESSURE "VALIDATION" IS PLACED IN THE CONTEXT OF THE THREE-DIMENSIONAL MEASUREMENT OF THE HORSE'S BACK, AS WELL AS, THE SADDLE: THAT ARE BOTH MATHEMATICALLY RELATED BY A MATHEMATICAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATION. THAT IS THE GOOD NEWS.

THE BAD NEWS IS: "THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD" ALSO REVEALS THAT THE SADDLE INDUSTRY BOTH ENGISH AND WESTERN HAVE BEEN "KNOWINGLY" SELLING SADDLES WITH SIGNIFICANT PRODUCT DEFECTS, FOR DECADES. THE EQUESTRIAN INDUSTRY, TRAINERS AND MEDIA HAVE ALL REMAINED SILENT, ABOUT THESE "KNOWN" PRODUCT DEFECTS, DESPITE THE INJURY TO THE ANIMALS AND HIGHER COST TO THE CONSUMER.

WHY" BECAUSE ACKNOWLEDGING THE SADDLE "PRODUCT DEFECTS" WILL HAVE A "CATASTROPHIC" EFFECT ON THE INTERNATIONAL SADDLE INDUSTRY. SO THE ANIMALS WILL CONTINUE TO "SUFFER IN SILENCE". AND WE CALL OURSELVES HORSEMEN.

THIS "SILENCE" IS DEAFENING, WHEN ONE CONSIDERS THAT THE EQUINE LUMINARIES PROFESS TO CARE SO MUCH FOR THESE ANIMALS, THAT THEY BUILT A CAREER ON PROFESSING THEIR CONCERN FOR ANIMAL WELFARE. CATCH 22.

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