Studies and Findings
Findings from the first Equiband® study show that Equibands® have a positive effect on spinal stability in motion (back and pelvis) which is key for optimal athletic performance! Read the full study here.
Studies and Findings
Findings show the Equiband™ hindquarter band is a powerful tool for altering the thoracolumbar back kinematics. Stabilisation of the lumbar region may confer improved working posture and an increased core stability. Read the full study here.
After his thorough evaluation, Nicole and Narelle fitted him with the Equiband system and to my amazement, he immediately felt like a “normal” stable horse instead of the mushy, wiggly baby he’d always felt like before. His continued transformation was rapid and incredible. We went home and carefully followed all the precautions we were given so that he didn’t get sore from using his muscles in such a profoundly new way.
The results have been astonishing! He stopped tripping and for the most part, no longer goes wide behind within a couple months of using the bands. He now has very clearly defined abdominal muscles, more defined carry down into his gaskins, and his overall muscling is quite impressive. I still use the bands occasionally, 5 months later, and give the Equiband system the credit for helping Sunset turn the corner in his strength building and joint stabilization. I’ve also had many clients and friends purchase the Equiband system based on Sunset’s success and they are all very happy with the results, too.
I have also been using the Equiband system on a horse recovering from a soft tissue injury where the bands really help the horse stay stable in balance whilst he exercises. The resistance of the bands makes it possible to really work the muscles, especially the abdominals, with less stress on the lower limbs, so there is less chance of re-injury during this vulnerable time.
The stimulation of the bands seems to help both the horse and the rider feel the more correct position of the back and the hind legs as the core muscles are activated.
There is no question that the bands help me train more efficiently and effectively. They are simply terrific!
Narelle and Nicole and the team at MSU are very knowledgeable, experienced and always available to help the horse and rider get the best results from the program.