EquiAmi differs from Pessoa in two main ways.


The EquiAmi lunge aid differs from the Pessoa in two main ways.

Firstly with the EquiAmi lungeing aid, the whole aid is a loop therefore there is equal tension (or freedom) all the way round. This makes it unnecessary to alter anything for direction changes as it self-centres and is always equal. When adjusting the size of the loop you don’t need to adjust both sides as there are not really any ‘sides’ as it is a self-centring loop.

Secondly the fact that the loop moves with the horse as he moves means that there is no fixed point therefore the horse cannot lean on it so they work lighter and in more self carriage rather than becoming downhill (which can happen in a Pessoa as the front section is fixed back to the roller). This brings much more softness, lightness and swing into the horse’s work. The small loop at the D ring of the roller allows sufficient free movement for even the biggest horse but prevents the jabbing of the mouth by the hind leg action. It also prevents the horse catching its mouth should he spook or do a ‘whooppee’.

It is very easy to put on and feels little different (to a horse) to a fillit string on a rug so is often more acceptable to many horses especially if they dislike pressure or restraint. I can put one on in 40 seconds (horse has roller, boots and bridle/cavesson on) but I reckon about two minutes for the first couple of times for a new user. The chest piece attaches to the roller and the rope is in two colour coded sections that fit around the horse and join together to form a loop. For a horse that is skittish I would be inclined to put it on and let him get the feel of it in the stable for a few minutes, but generally horses accept it very kindly, even those who tend to throw themselves about or have a strop when they feel they are under pressure.

I think what we do on the lunge should be more comparable to what we do under saddle which is why the loop is so successful as we ride in a loop with our arms/reins/hands and bit and ask our horses to become soft in response to communication through this loop. Lungeing them in a similar loop promotes topline and engagement but also induces lift and swing through the back into a soft, equal contact. If a horse has nothing to lean on, he starts to carry himself properly and becomes balanced. It is as simple as that really.


New endorsement - Harry Meade


We are delighted to announce a brand new endorsement for EquiAmi products from the brilliant, top event rider Harry Meade.
Harry has had the EquiAmi lunge aid, cavesson & roller for a while and has sent us this:
"The EquiAmi lunge aid is an excellent aid for correct training of horses. It encourages the horse to work correctly over the back, whilst not restricting his frame. The simple nature of the device makes it suitable for inexperienced lungers, both human and equine."
Harry Meade
We are thrilled to be supporting Harry and wish him the very best for 2015


New Kit Available & endorsement

We now have complete kits available at a special price. The EquiAmi Lunge Aid, Cavesson with Bit Straps and our fleece Rollers in Full, Cob & Pony sizes. Please go to Products Page for details and make a saving on these Great British products.


Wow!! At last a lunge cavesson that does not slip around and move!! I am very impressed with how easy it is to fit!! My horse usually pulls me around when I clip the line from one bit ring and over his head but with the cavesson I had none of that and he seemed much happier to work into the lunge aid!
Thank you for such prompt dispatch too, ordered Monday morning and it arrived today (Tuesday)!!   Thank you for this endorsement Charlotte.


As the majority of our products are made in England we are so confident of the quality and workmanship that we offer a full twelve month guarantee on materials and manufacturing on EquiAmi kits, rollers and cavessons. We do also provide a full repair service for any 'accidents' you may have. Clips do get trodden on and puppies have been known to chew ropes etc. We turn things around really quickly which is one of the benefits of local manufacturing.

Endorsement from Christian Landolt

Christian Landolt, the top rider, dressage judge and trainer has blown us away with his lovely endorsement of the EquiAmi Lunge Aid.

“Although it took some convincing from my physio to start using the EquiAmi, I must say it has been one of my best purchases ever made. Once my horses got used to it and understood how to work in it and let go, the results were just great. They all, dressage and eventers alike, starting to swing through the back so much better as well as developing a longer and softer outline. The result being stronger, happier and easier horses to ride. The EquiAmi is now an integrant part of my horses’ weekly routine!”

Christian's dressage horse has been winning PSG and Inter1 with score around and above 70%

Thank you for this Christian.

EquiAmi, stride length, speed and asymmetry

We are now able to give you the full study done at Newmarket which showed significant increases to stride length and speed with a significant decrease in asymmetry. These are exciting findings for horses in all disciplines and we hope this will open the door to further research as we know there is more to come.

The study can be read here:

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