The Exercise Bike For Equestrians
Every athlete has a means to train and practice their skills. Baseball players have batting cages, basketball players can shoot hoops in their driveway, golfers have driving ranges; if you are a cyclist, a stationary bike is the obvious choice, but what about horse riders? The solution is the Equicizer!
(Photo Left - Hall of Fame and Triple Crown winning jockey Mike Smith warming up on the Equicizer before the Kentucky Derby)
The Equicizer™ is a hand-crafted mechanical horse that simulates riding so you can improve overall fitness and practice skills. After all, horseback riders are athletes too!
The Equicizer™ allows riders to work and exercise specific areas of the body and muscles needed for riding horses.
“This is the best piece of training equipment I have ever used for my riders!”
Steve Lantvit, Multiple Award-winning Rider, Instructor, Clinician, Trainer and TV Show "Sure In The Saddle".
Watch many of Steve's riding tip videos using the Equicizer. Click Here!
What is the Equicizer?
The Equicizer is a safe, beautifully hand-crafted non-motorized mechanical horse that can be used anywhere by almost anyone!
Built with extreme quality and durability, this is the only novelty piece of exercise equipment that you may feel the desire to call by name, pat on the neck or even hug!
Each Equicizer is hand-crafted from high quality wood, custom steel components and other durable materials and hardware made in the U.S.A. (Equicizer Elite offers a beautiful wooden hand-carved, painted and finished head in colors of your choice)
How Does the Equicizer Work?
Nothing to plug in or turn on and the Equicizer is virtually maintenance free! The Equicizer has a spring balanced mechanism that is easily activated and controlled by the rider’s level of effort and fitness. Riders can use the correct riding seat and leg muscles that virtually bring the Equicizer to life! When in motion, the Equicizer simulates a real horse’ movement, allowing riders to exercise, stretch and practice technique and improve body posture and positioning, fitness and confidence in a safe, controlled manner.
The secret to this mechanical horse’s ability to improve your strength, balance and coordination is that you, the rider, make it go! Now you can improve your position, suppleness, flexibility, core strength and fitness, while doing ‘perfect practice’ in your tack room or the comfort of your own home. Use any standard size saddle, with or without stirrups, or ride bareback! Riders can use their hips, or “core” seat and leg muscles to initiate the walk, trot, or canter motion. This exercise works all those horse riding muscles in your legs, abdomen, back, everywhere!
Join Thousands Of Riders
The Equicizer™ allows riders to exercise, improve fitness, rehab from an injury, and train for riding live horses. Featured on national TV shows and in popular Films, the Equicizer™ provides a way for equestrians to exercises like nothing else can. Now you can use the tool professional equestrians have used for years. Thousands of Equicizers™ are used by pro equine athletes around the world as well as those with severe disabilities, novices, and those whom may have never ridden a horse in their lives!
Who Uses the Equicizer?
Our customers range from intense professional Equine Athletes to those with severe disabilities, novices, and those whom may have never ridden a horse in their lives. In short, the Equicizer™ can be used by anyone.
It has been used by riders for styles as varied as Dressage, Hunting/Jumping, Western Pleasure, Endurance, Vaulting, Polo, and Racing, and also for training by riding instructors, for film making and special effects, and in private homes. It has been used for weight loss, by rehabilitation centers, in therapeutic riding programs, for Hippotherapy, Massage Therapy, general exercise, and for just plain fun!
(Photo above right - The always smiling ParaEquestrian Sydney Collier with her Equicizer "Wyburn" training to qualify for the 2014 WEG & 2016 Paralympics)
Actor Tobey Maguire trained and rode the Equicizer in the close up scenes in the motion picture Seabiscut:
"I didn't realize what kind of athletes jockeys are. The first time I got up in the stirrups and did a bit of a gallop on the equicizer, after a couple of minutes my legs were noodles. I could barely stand up."
– Tobey Maguire