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Would you use this for riding fitness?!

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  • Would you use this for riding fitness?!

    Just found this on ebay, not sure what to think of it:


    Anyone tried one?

    I don't have an indoor arena so spend every winter all winter not riding and thought maybe this would be neat to keep up core fitness and riding muscles working if it really does what it says it does. I've read about them and some people really rave about them and they are becoming popular at gyms apparently.

    Would like it better if the price were cheaper though

  • #2
    Uh... I would not buy it. It looks like an expensive gadget. I'd prefer to invest the money into either a local gym membership or board at a barn with an indoor. (Depending on where you live, of course.)



    • #3
      Originally posted by murph View Post
      Just found this on ebay, not sure what to think of it:
      Pass. You can do quite a bit with a Swiss exercise ball. (For example: Lie down, put your ankles on the 'equator', point toes at ceiling and lift your butt off the ground. Those are the muscles you use in two-point.)

      That $600 is 8 sessions with my personal trainer, a far better use of the funds!

      ... and Patrick


      • #4
        I would love to have one of those if it really moved like a horse and if it really sat like a saddle on a horse. Heather Moppet uses that kind of gadget in lessons. Probably others do to.

        But the one you posted had the stirrups in the (way) wrong position. I'd pass on that one.
        I have a Fjord! Life With Oden


        • #5
          Its a neat idea, but I think I'd pass. Too expensive. :/
          "To do something that you feel in your heart that's great, you need to make a lot of mistakes. Anything that is successful is a series of mistakes." -B.J. Armstrong


          • #6
            Originally posted by wsmoak View Post
            Pass. You can do quite a bit with a Swiss exercise ball. (For example: Lie down, put your ankles on the 'equator', point toes at ceiling and lift your butt off the ground. Those are the muscles you use in two-point.)

            That $600 is 8 sessions with my personal trainer, a far better use of the funds!

            agreed. get a gym membership, or some free weights and an exercise ball and you're set! another one i like on the ball is to sit on it, knees bent and feet flat on the floor, then walk forward so the ball rolls up under your shoulders, and walk yourself back to a sitting position. great for your core! there are also many plank exercises you can do to strengthen your core/abs/back, and you don't even need anything except yourself and the floor for those!
            Proud member of the "I'm In My 20's and Hope to Be a Good Rider Someday" clique



            • #7
              I have the early version. The iGallop. Look on youtube for videos. I got it for regaining my balance after having nerological issues, some that are still going on. The movement is more like a gaited horse then a regular horse. But I am still glad I bought it since if I put my saddle on it I can do posting trot, two point, etc Oh and I only paid $300 for mine from Brookstone new since it was the old model


              • #8
                I want one of these though http://www.equicizer.com/images/equi...entName=Stable