The EQUICISE horse riding simulator is based in a luxury studio at the award winning BHS and ABRS Approved, WImbledon Village Stables in South West London.
As well as housing the Simulator, the Studio is fully equipped with personal training equipment should you want to warm up before your lesson, These include full length wall mirrors, a ballet barre, pilates mats, balls, rollers, wobble boards, pilates rings, resistance bands and weights
Our EQUICISE Instructors are all experienced, qualified horse riding teachers who have undergone extensive training on the Equicise. They all teach regularly at Wimbledon Village Stables, so adopt the same friendly approach on which we pride ourselves. Their familiarity with our horses and clients enables them to explain the similarities and differences between the simulator and a real horse and to provide advice on how best to apply the learning experience on the Equicise to real world riding.
Instruction Screen The most popular programme for most people. Balance and position in the saddle is displayed on screen – this allows the instructor to analyse and assess what a rider is doing, using information also collected from the rein and leg sensors. Our highly skilled instructors will then provide exercises based upon the feedback generated by the simulator.
Auto Training The auto-training routine is a firm favourite with instructors as it provides a meaningful and repeatable assessment of rider balance, rein contact and leg pressure through the paces. Using either the 1 or 2 minute test, it is excellent for assessing the riders performance. The results can be printed off afterwards for further evaluation and demonstration of progress.
Arena Training. This allows riders who aren’t familiar with riding in a dressage arena to learn where the letters are located and to practise riding dressage movements and ride dressage tests. These can be played back and reviewed afterwards
Open fields If your aim is just to enjoy riding out or improve your fitness then riding through the open fields is the programme for you. The sound of the hoof beats and birds chirping will only help you feel more relaxed enjoy your ride.
Dressage practise The EQUICISE simulator allows riders to practise riding dressage movements or tests in either a 20 x 40 metre arena or a 20 x 60 metre arena. If you have a competition coming up this is a great way to learn your test.
Dressage Tests As well as basic ground work, the Dressage Simulator allows riders to practise a number of pre-programmed tests or practise on their own. Each test is recorded and can be played back afterwards for further analysis