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Jane Bartle-Wilson - new endorsement

 

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We are delighted to receive a super new endorsement from Jane Bartle-Wilson. Jane, a former Olympian who competed in the 1984 Los Angeles games with her horse Pinocchio in the individual dressage, now trains extensively and is based at the Yorkshire Riding Centre.

'I have been using the EquiAmi for at least 5 years. This simple system can be adapted for horses at different stages of development, and will help them achieve a correct working balance. It can be adjusted to encourage the use of core muscles, and does this without putting the horse on the forehand. I particularly like the effect of the sliding rein that allows for a controlled but uphill canter. When I’m away, my two Advanced dressage horses are left for others to work. The EquiAmi is so easy to fit and adjust; I can set a programme than can include some loosening / stretching work, as well as some work in collection. I have recommended this to many clients, who have also found it very useful. It is a well made quality training aid and properly adjusted is not forceful in any way'.

Thank you Jane for this :)

 

New endorsement from Ashleigh

Hi, just sending a message to say how fab your lungeing aid is, I have struggled with my 5 year old mare with using training aids as she fights and gets tense whilst being used on the lunge or ridden resulting in getting tight and sore back muscles, her physiotherapist recommend your lungeing aid and I could not believe how well she taken to it she works lovely with it on no fighting or refusing to go forward, I use it twice a week now I could be happier that I've found a training aid that she likes and accepts I will be definitely recommending it. Here is a picture of her with it on :) 

Thank you for this Ashleigh x

New endorsement - Jonty Evans

EquiAmi differs from Pessoa in two main ways.

 

The EquiAmi lunge aid differs from the Pessoa in two main ways.

Firstly with the EquiAmi lungeing aid, the whole aid is a loop therefore there is equal tension (or freedom) all the way round. This makes it unnecessary to alter anything for direction changes as it self-centres and is always equal. When adjusting the size of the loop you don’t need to adjust both sides as there are not really any ‘sides’ as it is a self-centring loop.

Secondly the fact that the loop moves with the horse as he moves means that there is no fixed point therefore the horse cannot lean on it so they work lighter and in more self carriage rather than becoming downhill (which can happen in a Pessoa as the front section is fixed back to the roller). This brings much more softness, lightness and swing into the horse’s work. The small loop at the D ring of the roller allows sufficient free movement for even the biggest horse but prevents the jabbing of the mouth by the hind leg action. It also prevents the horse catching its mouth should he spook or do a ‘whooppee’.

It is very easy to put on and feels little different (to a horse) to a fillit string on a rug so is often more acceptable to many horses especially if they dislike pressure or restraint. I can put one on in 40 seconds (horse has roller, boots and bridle/cavesson on) but I reckon about two minutes for the first couple of times for a new user. The chest piece attaches to the roller and the rope is in two colour coded sections that fit around the horse and join together to form a loop. For a horse that is skittish I would be inclined to put it on and let him get the feel of it in the stable for a few minutes, but generally horses accept it very kindly, even those who tend to throw themselves about or have a strop when they feel they are under pressure.

I think what we do on the lunge should be more comparable to what we do under saddle which is why the loop is so successful as we ride in a loop with our arms/reins/hands and bit and ask our horses to become soft in response to communication through this loop. Lungeing them in a similar loop promotes topline and engagement but also induces lift and swing through the back into a soft, equal contact. If a horse has nothing to lean on, he starts to carry himself properly and becomes balanced. It is as simple as that really.

 

New endorsement - Harry Meade

 

We are delighted to announce a brand new endorsement for EquiAmi products from the brilliant, top event rider Harry Meade.
 
Harry has had the EquiAmi lunge aid, cavesson & roller for a while and has sent us this:
 
"The EquiAmi lunge aid is an excellent aid for correct training of horses. It encourages the horse to work correctly over the back, whilst not restricting his frame. The simple nature of the device makes it suitable for inexperienced lungers, both human and equine."
 
Harry Meade
 
We are thrilled to be supporting Harry and wish him the very best for 2015

 

New Kit Available & endorsement

We now have complete kits available at a special price. The EquiAmi Lunge Aid, Cavesson with Bit Straps and our fleece Rollers in Full, Cob & Pony sizes. Please go to Products Page for details and make a saving on these Great British products.

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Wow!! At last a lunge cavesson that does not slip around and move!! I am very impressed with how easy it is to fit!! My horse usually pulls me around when I clip the line from one bit ring and over his head but with the cavesson I had none of that and he seemed much happier to work into the lunge aid!
Thank you for such prompt dispatch too, ordered Monday morning and it arrived today (Tuesday)!!   Thank you for this endorsement Charlotte.