Equicizer

About The Equicizer

The first Equicizer was developed in 1982 by Eclipse Award winning Jockey/inventor Frank Lovato, Jr. Frank, who always felt there should be a riding simulator, built himself a horse made of wood and springs to simulate riding as a means to rehabilitate himself from a badly fractured leg he had received from a racing accident. The wooden practice horse he later named the Equicizer, amazingly helped him regain his strength, flexibility and fitness. This idea was so well received by other jockeys that it inspired Frank to devote himself entirely to the development of the Equicizer as he continues to bring the Equicizer to a larger global audience.

Originally designed for jockeys to aid in practice and development of their specialized skills, it didn't take long to realize the potential the Equicizer and it's little brother the Equipony had in benefiting other riding disciplines. Recognized by riding programs for individuals with disabilities, sports medicine facilities, riding academies, and the entertainment world where the Equicizer was used extensively in the making of the movie 'Seabiscuit.' (photos of creator Frank Lovato Jr)

 

 

 

All the Equicizers are hand-crafted at Frank Lovato's

Norwalk, Ohio Shop and ship around the world.

 


 
  A video showing the history and story of the Equicizer; also how the Equicizer is made by Frankie Lovato, Jr.

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