Equine Simulator

 

equine simulator

To book a private session on the equine simulator, please use the details on the contact page.

 

Weekend Simulator Workshops

There are dates throughout the year.
Visit the workshops page for more info.

To discover the benefits of the equine simulator, read on:

Our new state-of-the-art riding simulator improves skill, and sheds light on the key issues of riding. By illuminating what it is that skilled riders actually do, the simulator breaks through the myths and confusion which surround 'talent', making it clear that a horse-friendly, influential seat is based on specific biomechanical patterns that the simulator can help you learn.

The simulator trots and also canters, with much more life-like gaits than others. These paces can be adjusted in many ways, and can be made more or less powerful depending on the needs of the rider. The simulator contains very sophisticated sensors which it uses to give computerised feedback on each of the three planes of motion. It also measures rein tension and the consistency of the contact.

On the up/down plane it measures the variations in your weight as you bump - or not!

On the back/front plane it measures whether you are ahead or behind the horse's centre of gravity, and whether you are driving or retarding - the equivalent of pushing on the horse from behind or in front.

On the side/side plane it shows if you are sitting in a way that weights the left or right side.

A skilled rider sits very still, and stays on the ideal balance point, creating the print-out in each gait that defines skilled riding. Working with the simulator will give you a print-out of your initial biomechanics, and to see in further print-outs the improvements you have achieved.

In working with the simulator we also draw on the visual feedback of mirrors placed to the front and side, and we utilise hands-on work to sculpt the body and offer various resistances. This helps to isolate different muscles and build isometric strength, which is the key to precise, effective, rider biomechanics. Working with the simulator gives a clear 'feel' of co-ordinations which yield a more horse-friendly seat, and a clearer feeling for riding itself.

For some (especially in canter) it has the advantage of removing the fear-factor. It is quite tiring, and is best used repeatedly for short periods of time.

One of the greatest advantages of the simulator is the opportunity for coaches to work hands-on whilst the rider is in motion. The various forms of feedback it offers combine to create a powerful mix.

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  Prices

 

Private session
30 minutes
£ 54

Payment accepted by cash, cheque or BACS (40-44-26 91234021).
Sorry, we do not accept credit or debit cards.

 

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