Estride Harmony is a pressure sensing mat specifically designed to measure the distribution of saddle and rider pressure on horses’ backs. You can use it to check saddle fit or analyse riding techniques.

It can gather pressure data through all paces. In-depth analysis of your riding technique vs impact on your horses’ stride. Steady detects any pressure from the rider, saddle or saddle pad and its effects on the horse.

  • Multi-point automated saddle check

  • Rider Balance

  • Saddle Fit

Announcing Estride CloudDoor

Transfer data to anyone in the world in real-time while the rider is riding, Advanced analytics capabilities and much more. Simple and effective platform to send Estride data in real-time for all your devices. Simultaneous connection and data transmission for up to 5 people. Works on mobile to mobile communication over the internet with the new Estride App. Works on Android and iOS phones and tablets.

*CloudDoor is an optional monthly subscription service to transmit data in real-time over the internet. You can use your Estride device without the CloudDoor platform. You can still send data to the MyEstride portal for detailed analysis or view it on mobile.


  • 900 sensors – Harmony’s matrix of 900 pressure points give you an accurate distribution of the force of the saddle on horses’ back.

  • Multi-point automated saddle check – Automatic checks for Pressure on Spine, Left vs Right Pressure, Front vs Back and Overall Pressure Distribution

  • Check Saddle Fit – Know what is happening under the saddle. Tiny sensors covering the entire mat, placed under the saddle, help identify inconsistencies in saddle fitting and assist you in choosing the correct saddle or fit for your horse. It could help you compare saddle fit for different saddles to determine the proper saddle for your horse.

  • Real-Time Record Mode – Real-time record mode captures data when the horse is being ridden. You can use this later to analyse the effects of various transitions at various gaits.

  • Instant Mode – This allows you to view the pressure map on your mobile or tablet wirelessly. You can use this mode for static analysis. This is limited to Bluetooth range and is not advised to be used when riding.

  • Adjustable Pressure Resolution – Adjust pressure resolution in to see even the slightest of the pressure.

  • Advanced Analytics – Seamless integration with ESTRIDE Balance & Precision. It can give you analysis of pressure on the horses’ back and the effect of the pressure to the stride of the horse.

  • Ergonomic Design  – Anatomically designed full leather pad for horses comfort

  • Wireless transmission – Data is transmitted wirelessly using Bluetooth both in instant and real-time mode.

  • Anytime, Anywhere – Your real-time data stored on your MyEstride (personal cloud portal), accessible from mobile, laptop or computer on demand.

Why Harmony?

Military Grade Sensor & Advanced Artificial Intelligence

Unlike other pressure mats, Harmony uses a sensor sheet that is polyethylene based carbon-filled film, instead of hard pressure sensors. This means that the mat is fully flexible and the sensors are not susceptible to breakage. The sensor film

  • Does not require calibration as it is unaffected by age and temperature. Usage does not change the surface pressure resistance levels
  • Exhibits good thermal stability and has outstanding chemical and abrasion resistance
  • Quality high enough to meet even the electrical requirements of military specification MIL-PRF-81705D Type II and MIL-P-82646

Estride Harmony works more on relative pressure rather than an absolute pressure. Whilst, Harmony shows you the approximate pressure in N/cm2, PSI and KPA, it is important to note that the values are a guide and not absolute pressure/force values.

At Estride, we believe that for everyday saddle fitting it is quite important to measure the relative pressure i.e the distribution of pressure on the back of the horse.

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Introducing Harmony G4

Suited for English and Western Saddles

Full Leather pressure mat with removable and washable underside layer. Mat is high withered suited for horses comfort. Made with real buffalo leather, the mat is durable and robust. Mat is suitable for both English and Western Saddles

  • Recording Box Placement: Side (Left)
  • No of Sensors: 900
  • Sensor Resolution: 0.35 sensors/cm2
  • Mat Dimensions: 80cm x 72 cm
  • Effective Measuring Area: 50.1 x 55.9 cm
  • Maximum saddle length: 64cm
  • Sensing Area Thickness: 3 mm
  • Refresh Rate: Adjustable refresh rate (5 Hz – 60 Hz)

What’s new with G3?

Ergonomic shaped - rugged buffalo leatherRemovable Waterproof Lining for Bio-Security
  • Suitable for both English and Western saddles
  • Faster. Refresh rate throttle up to about 25Hz
  • On-Board memory storage
  • Biosecurity – Waterproof & washable underlay
  • Latest design suitable for even high withered horses
  • Non-obstructive to horses stride
  • Durable

According to British Equestrian

Biosecurity is a set of preventative actions that are designed to reduce the risk of disease transmission. By following correct biosecurity actions, you’ll reduce the likelihood of your horse catching a disease or passing it on to others. If we all carry out good biosecurity actions, the risk of infectious diseases spreading around the horse population reduces significantly.

It’s therefore important to keep horses healthy and know the steps you need to take to minimise the spread of infection and disease. This is crucial because the disease can put all horses’ health and lives at risk (yours, as well as everyone else’s) and can affect everything you do with your horse from the ability to hack, compete, travel and generally enjoy time with your horses. We are all responsible for horse health, so play your part.

Always change or wash the waterproof lining before using it on a new horse

Some useful information about equine Biosecurity

Biosecurity Advisory Standards

FEI Biosecurity Guidelines

World horse welfare keeping your horse healthy pack

British Equine veterinary association yard health wallchart checklist

Technical Specifications


  • English saddle mat material: Real Buffalo Leather + Waterproof layer
  • Western saddle mat material: Real Buffalo Leather
  • Instant mode range: Approx 5 meters
  • Max Pressure Range: 1kPa – 150kPa
  • Measurement Frequency: Instant Mode – 5Hz – 60Hz – Record Mode – 5 Hz
  • Storage Type: MicroSD Card
  • Power Supply: Li-Po battery
  • Battery Life: Approx 2-3 Hours
  • Mobile Interface: Bluetooth (BLE 5.0)
  • Accuracy: ±10%
  • Bluetooth operating temperature: -4℃ to 65℃
  • Other components operating temperature: -40℃ to 85℃


  • Chemistry Type: Carbon-Loaded PE
  • Sensor Thickness: 0.2mm
  • ROHS Compliant: Yes
  • CE Rated: Yes
  • Operating temperature: -40℃ to 85℃ (Readings not affected by age, temperature or humidity)

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