Equicizer Elite - $3,995 + shipping (if applicable)
Available in Black, Brown, Buckskin, Gray, Sorrel or Palomino
Bridle and Reins of your choice - Please select one style: Western, English, Racing, or Multi Colored Therapeutic
Continental USA Shipments: We offer a flat rate fee of $450 to ship anywhere in the Continental USA.
International Shipments: We have several carriers we use that can offer ocean and air freight. In most cases, for our international customers, we can offer complete services including delivery to your door. Email us at email@example.com for a quote to your specific international location.
Each Equicizer Elite is custom made to order, feel free to contact us for estimated deliver and also to discuss all your personal options and requests! We also recommend to visit our How To Order My Equicizer information page!
*The difference between the models - the Elite features hand detailed head carving personally done by Equicizer creator Frankie Lovato Jr. Along with a personalized brass name plate, and sturdy wooden running boards, it's available in a variety of colors. The Classic is the basic model, still hand-crafted, same size, durability and mechanics but more sporty and simple in appearance.
Want to print out and compare the Equicizer Classic and Elite Models side by side? Here are PDF files
Frankie's personal involvement in all communication about 'Megan' set a positive note for everything that followed. Wonderful product, great service. My adult son, Louis, rode bareback all his life, in the Highlands of Scotland and in Devon; he has a great seat, his ponies were so important to him. His Highland pony died three years ago. Louis has Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities and is currently in hospital. Life is GRIM, awful for him. That's not great for me either. Planning 'Megan' brought me such relief in a dark time. I enjoyed thinking something nice was happening for Louis. Frankie and I discussed colours, Louis' last pony, Megan was grey (white) so we agreed a long white mane and tail with a dark grey colour. I sent photos, so Frankie could sculpt and paint her face right. I asked Louis - 'what are you going to call your 'rocking horse'?' Straight away he said: 'Megan!' So Megan she is. She will help Louis deal with the trauma of losing the old Megan, and his time in hospital. The packing, shipping, to Scotland, was all brilliantly handled. Megan arrived November: she is made with wonderful craftsmanship. Then I had to wait until Christmas Day, first chance to come home (hospitals are locked down because of Covid), to introduce them to each other. Louis hopped on, used his seat, said '...aw .. oh ... a-er' ('Walk, trot, canter'), huge smiles, and got a lovely rhythm going. Can't wait to get him out of hospital to make lifelong bonding. And I can hop on too ... looking forward to sharing her. Thanks, Frankie!
Frankie was a pleasure to work with from start to finish! We love our Equicizer and have been using it quite a bit! Thanks to our generous donor for this special horse.
Frankie Lovato gives outstanding customer service addressing questions and concerns! Also he has awesome workmanship expertise and professionalism! We are so thrilled with our beloved inside equine, Junior!!
Mr. Lovato kept me updated every step of the way while my Equicizer was being made, including many pictures of his progress. I received my Equicizer exactly when Mr. Lovato said I would, and I have been using it every week for about three weeks now. I have hip pain from a horseback riding injury I suffered as a child, and riding my Equicizer has already helped relieve some of that pain as well as to strengthen my core. My Equicizer is the best piece of exercise equipment I've ever bought, and it's a work of art as well!
We bought our first Equicizer, Whinny, for our Joyriders Therapeutic Riding Association in 2014. She was an amazing benefit to our riders, many with physical disabilities. Even a ten minute warm up on Whinny would show huge improvement in flexibility and strength in A riders core and legs. She was also great for new riders to start on, until they gained confidence. Frankie and his team have been super responsive over the past six years, so we were delighted to order a boyfriend for Whinny this year, and are now the proud owners of Winston too. Thanks to the Equicizer team for these beautiful horses, and finding a way to make exercising fun, and give excellent physiotherapy benefits at the same time.
My experience with the Equicizer and Frankie Lovato has been excellent! From the first call to delivery, Frankie was accessible, responsive and enthusiastic. He kept me updated on his progress while my Equicizer was in production ( he even sent pictures!) and made sure I knew that he would be available during shipping and delivery. The Equicizer itself is a brilliant and user-friendly creation which I "ride" every day. I have had it for 2 weeks and can already notice increased strength in my core. This is a wonderful resource for all riders and all disciplines! I give the Equicizer and Frankie Lovato my highest recommendation.
Our Equicizer "Ace" is absolutely invaluable to our therapeutic riding program, we use him for our students who are unable or unwilling to ride a real horse, we also use him in our new student evaluations to introduce the feel of mounting, and dismounting, and movement off of the ground which can be intimidating on a real horse for the first time. We use him in lessons if it’s too hot to ride the horses. Everyone at White Oaks Therapeutic Equestrian Center, WHOA loves Ace!!!! Thank you for creating such a useful tool!! It makes such a difference in our students lives and gives us a fantastic alternative to our therapy horses when needed. I so appreciate the help and advice for keeping Ace safe and in tip top shape for our students!! Tawny Wiersema (Program Director) White Oaks Therapeutic Equestrian Center
I have owned my Equicizer “Melody” for about a year now. I absolutely love her. I can ride at whatever intensity suits me on a given day, whatever the weather and it is certainly much more enjoyable than working out on a treadmill. I have found that the muscle strength and overall fitness that I gain from the Equicizer is perfect preparation for riding real horses. The Equicizer team have provided wonderful support over the past year even though I am so far away. I would happily recommend the Equicizer to anyone, as an easy and fun way to keep fit. Very best regards, Barbara in Australia.
This is a gift, nothing less. The skill and workmanship is outstanding, and the service is top shelf! I love my Equicizer, and so do all my friends. After having my right hip replaced my physiotherapist recommended horseback riding as therapy to help open my hips and get exercise. I did, and for two years riding was amazing for me, however, as I have "senior bones" when I took a little fall my collarbone fractured. So no more real horse for me, but WOW - there's a solution! Equicizer! After two years of no riding and relapsing hip issues I discovered this wonderful new solution and it is fantastic! I'm finally getting back in shape. Plus, all my friends love it, too. I am so thankful to all the good peeps at The Wooden Horse Corporation/Equicizer -- you are a blessing and I can't thank you enough. Best Service Award goes to the whole Wooden Horse team. Seriously, everyone needing physical therapy should have one and it's no wonder it's showing up in hospitals, etc. All physical therapy businesses should have one on site. Remarkable. Bravo and Love Love! -- Amanda
I bought an Equicizer to help me get rehabilitated and back into the saddle, following a serious a rear end car collision over 2 years ago. I have had numerous surgeries and last week I learned I am now being slated for a total replacement of my right hip. I was thrilled when my doctor told me he would like me to start riding Rowdy prior to surgery to help strengthen the muscles. So, I am spending a few minutes each day sitting on Rowdy. After being out of the saddle since 9/20/16 words can't express how great it feels to be back on a horse even if it isn't the real deal. I chose to honor one of my horses who I lost at the age of 31 right before Christmas of 2016. Frankie and Kayla were helpful and very supportive as I went through the process of ordering and customizing Rowdy. They kept me apprised of his construction and when he was ready to ship. If anyone is considering the purchase of an Equicizer, I can't recommend one of them enough. Rowdy has the feel of a real horse but he doesn't care if I sit on him for 30 seconds, 30 minutes, or 3 hours, although I am far from the 3 hour mark. Thank you, Frankie and Kayla. I am so happy with Rowdy.
My spine, joints, brain, heart, spirit, and soul wish to thank you and the Equicizer Team for my masterfully crafted healing horse! My spine actually felt great after going for a short ride. It didn’t hurt when I started out, so you can imagine my surprise when I realized how good I felt when I hopped off. I see a heart in Syzygy’s blaze, and I love the snip! Thank You!!! PS: You weren’t kidding on your video – really easy to unpack…. very impressive!
I've resisted using our horses and ponies for riding as a commercial venture. I'm not keen on profiting from them financially, at possibly their expense physically and mentally. I see ponies dulled by the way they are handled, I see them grimace as they are girthed up so tight in order to give the rider confidence that just because the saddle isn't moving they will be secure. Yanked in the mouth, little regard as to bumping down in the saddle, no thought as to where the horses feet are when the rider makes a request on the head. The sad truth in the commercial world is that often a blind eye is turned in order to keep the business going, and possibly a more common problem is that you can't possibly supervise every moment and every action a person makes while with the horse. Now the Equicizer will develop a name over time, he/she/it will probably have multiple names.....but it is my hope that people will develop, feel, timing, balance and the fitness required to be more than just a passenger when they team up with the real thing.
My Equicizer "Charlie Brown" circa 2009 has been my go to assistant for the all things equine for the past 9 years. He has helped me as well as several of my friends regain the strength and the confidence needed to ride live horses again following surgery, he has been featured at the Western States Horse Expo - Honest Horses Magazine booth several times and he has served as a riding lesson tool for my little grand daughters - the youngest (just 5) likes to ride him while watching the horse racing channel and imagining herself crossing the finish line first! Charlie is our "Velveteen Rabbit" - and in our house we treat him like he is a real live horse. For all he can do - he certainly feels real! Honestly, no gym membership can ever do as much as the Equicizer can do for a rider - and you have yours right at home all the time - so if your horse has to be laid up, or you can no longer ride live horses, if you have physical limitations or if you just want a sure fire way to keep in riding shape - do yourself a big favor and order your own Equicizer today - you can even choose your favorite body colors too - plus the web site has multiple videos of exercises you can do and you will be amazed at how your physical condition will improve - afterall, no athlete is as strong and fit as a jockey - they all train on Equicizers and now you can too. My Charlie Brown!
Our Equicizers, Woody and Ace, are amazing. Every rider uses them EVERY time they come for lessons. We have seen so much progress in our riders in so many ways. They are more focused and relaxed when they get on their real horse. They are gaining strength, flexibility and much more. The Equicizers are wonderful. Our instructor has so much to say about them. She loves having them available to our riders. I stand behind both of our Equicizers 100%.
We love our Equicizer, fondly named "HOPE" for many reasons. HOPE doesn't shed, always has a pleasant attitude, & never needs to have her saddle refitted! :) In all seriousness, we use HOPE all the time at our Center. Some of our uses are new rider evaluations, engaging fearful participants, building rider core strength & stamina, staff /volunteer training's, and more! HOPE is part of our herd and a valuable asset as we serve individuals in the community with disabilities. HOPE helps our participants see themselves as ABLE, rather than DIS-ABLED!! Thank you for such an awesome product!!
My husband bought me my Chance 2 years ago for our Anniversary, and it is the absolute best gift I have ever been given. He knew that it was time for me to give up riding real horses, but he knew how good the motion of the horse was for me. I was diagnosed with MS 23 years ago. Although I am managing it ok, being able to ride Chance and do exercises on him has clearly made a difference in my life. For me, Chance is my chance to stay fit from riding. Thank you Frankie, for my wonderful Chance.
My real horse had to go to sanctuary with psychological issues that were becoming dangerous. Still I missed her terribly, I was not ready for another horse, so in 2014 I bought Sand Spirit (Toti) and had him shipped to the UK. Toti now lives in my living room, blends with the furniture (being a palomino) is clean, cheap to run, never bucks or rears, needs shoes or feed. I still ride real horses and find my riding has improved as I can ride daily and work things out with Toti between lessons. Frankie was absolutely lovely to deal with and I just could not recommend this company highly enough. :-)
Great training tool had it for a year and use it almost everyday it's just like riding
I've had my Equicizer Elite, Ichiban EQ for several years now. As I riding instructor in Central Texas, I am always looking for ways to improve rider skills and enhance the training/riding experience. Ichiban has helped many riders from beginner to advanced, develop coordination and confidence, improve alignment/balance/flexibility/contact/awareness and neuro-muscular control, develop core muscle strength/body stabilization/cardio-vascular endurance and just plain old create muscle memory to hard wire that correct rider position!!! Yes, my Equicizer is a core part of my instruction program!!!! Frankie Lovato has created a wonderful product that can benefit all levels of riders!!!
I agree with Cheryl (June 3, 2014) in always wanting to own a horse, but at 60 own "STAR", my Equicizer (Elite model purchased 2006) and know it is my best indoor exercising method. I will never forget the freezing ice and cold day she arrived at the depot. My husband braved the conditions to get her into our "trailer" ...cargo van and haul "STAR" home 40 minutes away. The packaging for such a large item was impressive in how it secured everything so well and compact. As per Frankie's written instructions, it was so easy to release the holding straps and place the Equicizer into a position to add the band that allows tension for the motion of it and get it ready to ride. Frankie has thought out EVERY detail of his creation, shipping and handling, maintenance (which is low), etc. He has a Facebook page called Equicizer Adventures for customers to share their experiences and to be inspired. He also has a FB page called Equicizer. Personally, I had taken riding for granting with my lessons in middle age, but found "STAR" to be rock steady for me after a terrible riding accident that affected my ability to ride a live horse without constant assistance. So, not only did Frankie make my dreams come true, from riding a barrel in my garage to owning an Equicizer, that I plan to will "STAR" to a local therapeutic riding group, so she will bless others when I'm gone. God bless you, Frankie. You are an ARTIST and the Equicizer is the BEST! RIDE ON!