What is the main difference between the Equi-Ciser and the Hot Walker?
The most important difference between the Equi-Ciser and the Hot Walker
is that the Equi-Ciser allows for unrestrained movement. Unlike the Hot
Walker, the horses are moving free between the gates - no more pulling
and counter pulling, resulting in less stress on neck, back and legs.
This freedom of movement allows exercising in its natural state, including
suppling, bending and lengthening of the muscular system, which reduces
the potential for serious, damaging injuries. In addition, the Equi-Ciser's
variable speed control, including reverse, allows stress-free safe movements
in all gaits - walk, trot or canter.
What standards set the Equi-Ciser apart from other horse exercisers?
The North American market for horse exercisers is largely unregulated.
Therefore, most horse exerciser products have no standards from which
to follow. The Equi-Ciser is built to European standards, ensuring the
product's quality surpasses the competition's.
How does Equi-Line Mfg ensure safety standards in the equipment they
Equi-Line Mfg has the highest safety standards in the industry. All of
the company's products are engineered by horse professionals. The Equi-Ciser
has a proven track record-accident free.
What level of service does Equi-Line Mfg provide for its customers?
Equi-Line Mfg has been designing and manufacturing horse exercise equipment
for over 25 years. Our customer service centre is available to meet your
emergency need 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In addition, Equi-Line Mfg
provides top-level after sale service to ensure that your Equi-Ciser
and other Equi-Line Mfg products run smoothly for many years to come.
What warrantees are available for the Equi-Ciser?
Because of its uncompromising quality Equi-Line Mfg is proud to offer
the BEST WARRANTY in the industry,
10 years on steel structure
2 years on power train & ball bearing
2 year limited warranty on control panel & electrical components
5 years on steel structure
2 years on power train & ball bearing (3 year optional warranty available)
2 year limited warrantyon control panel & electrical components
How does the Equi-Ciser aid in training horses?
Using the Equi-Ciser on weanlings, the horses learn to stay calm and
confident so that they use their mind without fear, allowing the trainer
to slowly acquaint them with tack and other training tools. Therefore,
actual riding during training and conditioning can be reduced in adult horses. Consider
the saying: "You can't Wreck'm if you don't Ride'm!"
How can the Equi-Ciser aid in conditioning horses?
The consistent use of the Equi-Ciser guarantees a conditioning program
that can be tailored to every animal's needs without fear of injuries.
Heart rate, respiratory problems and conditioning progress can easily
be monitored. In addition, the Equi-Ciser can keep stallions in shape
for breeding season. Due to its structural design, the Equi-Ciser makes
it possible to exercise more than one stallion at the same time by leaving
every second stall empty. Instead of having an empty stall you can also
put an experienced gelding in this space. Broodmares using the Equi-Ciser
show overall good health and increased physical fitness prior to foaling.
Four weeks after the foal is born, exercise is necessary for the mare
and the foal. With the exerciser the foal is able to join the mother for
a walk (only). A few weeks later a trot can be introduced to the exercise
program. After separation from its mother the foal is already familiar
with the Equi-Ciser, which will facilitate the foal's future training
and conditioning program. Using the Equi-Ciser gives the horse owner
excellent opportunity to prepare horses for sale.
Can the Equi-Ciser be used for rehabilitating horses?
The Equi-Ciser provides the opportunity of controlled rehabilitation
in a range of motion and work intensity, which ensures that the horse
receives the best overall care. At the same time, rehabilitation using
the Equi-Ciser saves cost through reduced labour expenses.
How does the Equi-Ciser aid in ponying race horses?
The Equi-Ciser's structure ensures correct forward motion with less
stress on tendons or the development of the wrong muscle groups experienced
during ponying by going sideways. Using the Equi-Ciser for training is
also safer, because horses are not getting away from their handlers and
are not exposed to loose horses on track. The track is less crowded, therefore
less cost for track maintenance. Horses can also be exercised for longer
periods, than being exercised generally by the pony rider.
What other day-to-day uses does the Equi-Ciser have?
The Equi-Ciser can be used in the daily training and riding of your
horses through the following:
Warm-up: The Equi-Ciser offers a calm and efficient warm-up before
Cool-out: Using the Equi-Ciser reduces traffic in the arena,
while increasing Safety. With proper use after heavy training or competition,
muscle soreness (cramping) is reduced more rapidly and efficiently.
Lay-ups: During lay-up time, horses can be kept exercised and
How does investment in an Equi-Ciser translate to cost savings for
the horse owner?
Nothing is more important to the physical well being of horses than regular
exercise and it becomes even more important when there is a significant
sum of money invested in the animal. Regular exercise of a horse is a
labour intensive process that can be made much more efficient through
the use of the Equi-Ciser, a multi-horse exerciser that allows one person
to supervise the exercise of many horses instead of one person exercising
one horse. There is a tremendous labour cost savings to the horse owners,
being able to warm-up, exercise/train, condition and cool-out multiple
horses at the same time. In addition, because of increased safety in the
arena and in the barn areas, a possible insurance reduction could be negotiated.