Equiband, anyone seen this in action?

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  1. Dona Worry

    Dona Worry Senior Member

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    Friend has never seen one in action, BUT has used similar bands for people with great success!!! She is sure it is just what Calypso needs!!
     
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    ginster Senior Member

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    I knew I read something about this before:

    Equiband?
     
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    Alsosusieq2 Senior Member

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    Well, if it were a big success we'd have heard about it. That's from 2013. Not knocking it, just logics.
     
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    Alsosusieq2 Senior Member

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    It seems similar to a Pessoa system, but not really. I figure it's gimmicky.

    Meaning, they tried to spin off a story etc and utilize a part of something that'd click and sell more utilizing the bands. But, it probably has no similar practical application.

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    barrel_racer64 Senior Member

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    I know Rn'B made her own out of some "scraps" she had handy, but I don't know if she ever reported on how it worked. She would definitely be one that could get you the low down on it.
     
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    Alsosusieq2 Senior Member

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    Yep, that'd be interesting to see. I would like to see if this does have any benefit. I've not looked closely at it. My knee jerk response was nahh.
     
  7. Dona Worry

    Dona Worry Senior Member

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    I don't get how this is supposed to work. The system it partially emulates uses a Cavesson and side reins and lines to work with collection on the ground. This? It seems as if it just wouldn't be balanced. I can't get it to enlarge and am not really interested enough to track it down.
     
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    Ok, saw this. Thanks manes, missed this earlier.
     
  10. Rhythm 'n Blues

    Rhythm 'n Blues Senior Member

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    @barrel_racer64 is right. I did make my own out of some “scraps”.

    I can tell you it made an absolute world of a difference for the old QH cross. He really moved quite better with the bands & it allowed his rider to feel what the horse COULd offer/do. So when she rode next without the bands she would aim for the same feeling.

    It does have some desensitizing, and I’m not sure I would even consider it on anything nervous of anxious. There is a reason I have not put Fif in the bands yet! Even old quiet clip along was rather displeased to start when I was doing the introduction.

    @Dona Worry, you can’t adjust “1 side tighter than the other”. It’s 1 continue band under the belly & another around their bum. Any attempt to “tighten 1 side” would just result in the set up self adjusting to be equal.
     
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