The Core and More
The Equiband® system is indicated as ideal for:
AGED HORSES – to maintain spinal mobility and strength. Horses with diagnosed arthritic issues must be warmed up prior to application of the Equiband® system.
RETRAINING – after a period of inactivity prior to restarting ridden exercise. Any horse that is being brought back into work after a period of inactivity will benefit from a month of training with the Equiband® system to strengthen the core musculature, prior to recommencing ridden exercise. This is especially indicated in brood mares and horses that are obese in which the abdominal musculature is not being used optimally.
REHABILITATION – horses that have been rested following an injury or colic surgery will benefit from core training exercises from the ground during the period of inactivity, followed by a month of training with the Equiband® system.
ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE – enhancement through optimal core muscle facilitation. Expert riders have the skills to round their horses’ backs but not every rider is able to produce this desired frame. The Equiband® system teaches the horse to round up through flexing the spine, and allows the rider to develop a feel for this ideal frame. The goal is for the rider to learn how to activate the core musculature. As the rider’s skills improve, the Equiband® system can be used less frequently.