The importance of core strength

I’ve added a new piece of equipment to my toolbox!


Well, when it comes to new gadgets on the Equestrian scene, as a natural sceptic, it took an awful lot of research before deciding to invest…

But helping to create core strength is something that I am passionate about and this product does just this.

Core muscles stabilise the horse’s back in movement. When the core unit is strong, there is less reliance on the weaker muscles of the extremities and the joints and connective tissues in the limbs, thereby reducing the risk of injury.

The Equiband™ system from Equicore concepts is a system backed by scientific research in both the equine and human fields and has been developed by fellow therapists.

The concept is for core strengthening, conditioning and movement retraining in the horse, so, not only is it useful in rehabilitation following injury, surgery or a period of rest, it is also useful for training young horses to help them to develop balance and a healthy self carriage, and for older horses, to maintain spinal stability, strengthen supportive muscles and reduce excessive strain on joints.

The Equiband® system teaches the horse to round up through flexing the spine, and allows the rider to develop a feel for this ideal frame, all without force, tension or resistance.

How it Works

The Equiband™ system can be used during ground exercise, lunging or ridden work.

The Equiband™ system has been designed specifically to stimulate receptors in the horse’s skin and hair follicles.
In response to this stimulation, the abdominal, oblique, sub lumbar and deep neck and back muscles are activated. These muscles stabilize the spine, and engage the hindquarters during movement.
Regular use of the Equiband™ system strengthens this core musculature, making it easier for the horse to work with an optimal posture, which reduces the risk of pain and injury due to hollowing or instability of the joints in the neck and the back.

As a registered professional, I am able to fit The Equiband™ system for hire to benefit my client’s horses where appropriate.

To find out if your horse would benefit from training with the Equiband™ system contact me here