Mechanical Horse Simulator
The Horse Simulator
The Racewood Dressage Horse
Simulator is our newest addition to Cullinghood Equestrian Centre. It
is life sized, standing around 15.2hh and like a real horse takes every
different type of saddle; GP, Dressage, etc. It has six paces and it is
sensitive to leg, hand and seat pressure. The horse is capable of
replicating complicated dressage movements, such as Piaffe, Passage,
Half Pass & Flying Changes. The simulator is surrounded by mirrors,
with a tv screen in front of you showing your movements whilst riding.
Perfect your Riding with the Interactive Computer
horse simulator can be used with an interactive computer screen that
enables the rider to actually ride a dressage test. Alternatively, you
can practise riding school figures, transitions and dressage movements.
Much can be learned from recording the performance and replaying it
immediately on screen. The interactive computer also relays your body
position and how your body moves with the Mechanical Horse Simulator.
If you are one sided or too heavy in the saddle the computer will
highlight this on the screen. This then helps as an aid to yourself and
your instructor on correcting any inbalances.
How does it help?
Where a real horse may become
tired and unstimulated, this horse performs to order. 'Unlearning' a
'wrong' posture can be difficult. The mechanical horse gives the rider a
chance to practise a different balance taking this feel to the real
The simulator is excellent for assessing/improving technique in
experienced riders, both for jumping and flatwork. It also helps build
confidence in nervous or 'returning' riders, as it removes the
unpredictability of riding a living animal.
Who does it help?
It can help anyone but specifically it helps:-
Endurance GB Elite Squad Riders
Rehabilitation - it is excellent for building up muscles and after injury/surgery
Anyone who wants develop a more balanced way of riding.
Types of Sessions Available
vouchers can be bought online for 30 & 60 minute sessions on our sister site www.equestriansimulator.co.uk
During February 2011 we will be offering discounted prices, prices will then rise as shown below.
Simulator Hourly Charge £60.00 This includes a Trainer.
Simulator 30 mins Charge £35.00 This includes a Trainer.
Simulator Group Bookings Charge £30 each for a group of 4 people for 1 hour.
Pony Clubs and Riding Clubs often book group sessions. These are very
popular as people learn from watching others receive instruction on the
simulator, If you would like to book a group session on the Mechanical
Horse please contact us for prices.
One and two day clinics are available.
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