A. The Equicizer comes fully assembled. There are two resistance straps that need to be inserted into the neck if optional caster wheels are ordered, they are easily attached. Total set-up time is less than 5 minutes.
Q.How does the Equicizer work?
A. The Equicizer is built on a spring balanced suspension system that, when in motion, recreates the natural movement of the horse. It is non-motorized and is controlled entirely by the rider or therapist.
Q. How does one create the motion of the horse?
A. The motion is initiated entirely by the rider with the intensity of the movement dependent upon the rider's effort, strength and ability. It is created and maintained by the rider's seat, legs, and/or arms. The movement can also be created by a therapist or spotter when used in therapeutic capacity. The rider is able to emulate the gentle, rocking motion of a horse at the walk, but with increased intensity can build the stride to that of a galloping horse. The Equicizer adapts to the fitness level of the rider.
Q. Do you offer a warranty?
A. We offer a one-year warranty on springs and bands. With reasonable care and use, the Equicizer should last many years and may never require servicing.
Q. How soon will my Equicizer arrive after it is ordered?
A. As each horse is custom manufactured, order time is approximately 6 to 8 weeks. Freight may take approximately 3-10 business days, depending on location. We can ship worldwide. Please order accordingly. On a rare occasion, we will have one or two models in stock, so please don't hesitate to inquire!
Q. Can the Equicizer teach you how to ride a real horse?
A. The Equicizer provides the essentials of a real horse and one can certainly learn the fundamentals or basics of horseback riding. We do recommend that you work with a trainer or riding instructor and also to reinforce riding skills once you have begun a lesson program.