Horse riding simulator lessons for beginners and advanced riders
Equicise features lessons on our fully interactive horse simulator located at Wimbledon Village Stables, London. Excellent for beginners & advanced alike.
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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

 

WHAT IS THE EQUICISE?

 

    • The EQUICISE is the top of the range dressage simulator manufactured by Racewood Equestrian simulators
    • It is life sized – equivalent to riding a 15 2 horse
    • It moves in three gaits – walk, trot and canter and in two different tempos in each pace 
    • It is fully interactive and responds to leg, seat and rein aids
    • It has are six different Training Programmes which include dressage test practice
    • It performs lateral movements such as  leg yield, half pass, shoulder in,  as well as canter pirouettes, piaffe, passage and flying change
    • It generates computerised feedback and produces a printout of rider performance
    • There is a large interactive screen to the front 
    • It is surrounded by mirrors for visual feedback
    • There is a choice of riding in a dressage saddle or general purpose saddle
    • It has a separate monitor displaying visual aids
    • There is a  full range of personal training equipment available to use if required
    • A video camera is available should you wish to record your session

THE INSTRUCTORS

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

A choice of 6 Equicise programmes

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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.

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Arena Training This allows riders who aren’t familiar with arena the practise movements and tests and also play play back and review sessions afterwards.

fitness training

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 simulator training

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.

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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

How does the EQUICISE Simulator Work?

rein sensor simulatorRein Sensors These are connected to the horse’s mouth and measure tension through each rein independently. This information is displayed on the screen allowing you to achieve a soft, balanced contact.
Three leg sensors are located on the left and right sides of the simulator’s lower torso. The simulator will only respond if you apply the aids correctly thus enabling you to appreciate the skill of riding a highly schooled horse.
horse riding simulator trainingThe sensors all generate information that is illustrated on the screen providing the rider with instant feedback. This allows you to evaluate the results and make the changes necessary to fine-tune your skills.
simulator sensorThe seat sensors sit directly under the saddle and show how the centre of gravity and alignment of the rider changes during movement. When you are a balanced rider you will achieve true harmony with your horse.
These measure the amount of bend in the horse’s neck. They can show if the rider has got the correct amount of neck flexion that is required when you are performing the certain movements
The Simulator moves laterally and vertically, providing the rider with a realistic feel of walking, trotting and cantering. The different tempis in each gait allow the rider to develop depth in their seat and improve stability and security in the saddle.