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
The 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 horse.
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.
We will be offering discounted prices, prices will then
rise as shown below.
Simulator Hourly Charge £60.00 This includes a
Simulator 30 mins Charge £35.00 This includes a
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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