Pilates training

Equilates – elastic training for horses

An incredibly simple and effective training system to train the horse in assembly. 1 elastic band is placed around the abdomen at the navel and 1 elastic band around the buttocks. They just need to be so tight that they do not slip during movement, it is the touch with the fur that stimulates the horse to activate the muscles under the elastics. The touch in the coat makes the horse want to make the movement that lifts the abdomen and pulls the hindquarters under it. It can hardly be easier. It is therefore important that the elastics sit at approximately the angles as in the picture, as the right muscles are below.

You can both lunge with it and ride with it. Put it on the saddle as shown in the picture above

  • the one lying around the belly can be attached to the stirrup strap just with a single knot, if you have an Icelandic saddle, you can try to pull it up under where there is a hole for the upper part of the belt.
  • the one around the back is fastened to the straps with a single knot so that it does not bother the horse or rider
  • tighten it so that it does not slip when the horse moves
  • buy the strongest elastics that usually need 3 m to the buttocks and 2 m to the belly
  • or order them from me, I sell them in small bags with a short explanation for the 350, – set, just send me an email here: sidsel@sidselsommer.dk

There are several different systems, some are expensive and some are cheap. In reality, it is just a matter of placing the elastics on the buttocks and under the abdomen so that the shoulders are free and the buttocks and abdomen are activated. , and the neck automatically comes into beautiful position when you ride this way.

It can be used for

  • kissing spine horses
  • horses with other back problems
  • horses that have difficulty concentrating and lose the hindquarters
  • quite common training of the horse’s abdomen and hindquarters to strengthen the corset
  • front-loaded horses
  • as an educational tool for riders who have difficulty learning the horse collection

Exercise 2-3 times a week for about 20 minutes. for 1 month and then take a break. You can start the first few times with 10 min. and then increase the training. Feel how your horse reacts and see if the elastics need to be tightened a little after each time.

I look forward to hearing about your results!


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