Be brave; ditch the draw reins, scrap the side reins, get rid of old gadgets. The EquiAmi combi is the only training aid you will ever need for training and schooling the competition or pleasure horse.
EquiAmi Lunge Aid:
Tack up horse with snaffle bridle & cavesson or EquiAmi cavesson with bit straps, bit and lungeing roller. Attach leather chest piece of training aid to belly of roller. Tie the horse up or have a helper to fit rope sections.
Take hind piece of lunge loop (coded red) and pass one end from back to front through D ring on side of roller.
Undo safety clip and pass outside D ring and refasten.
Pass rope around quarters of horse and pass through D ring on opposite side of roller and fasten safety loop on outside of D ring as before.
Select front piece of lunge loop (coded green) and join to hind piece by fastening one clip to the ring at the end of the hind piece.
Pass free end through the bit ring from outside to inside, then down and through the oval loop on chest piece, up through the other bit ring from inside to outside and clip to the other end of the hind piece to form a loop.
Adjust both parts of the loop using the sliding adjusters to create a light ‘contact tension’ (not pulling or sagging) and ensure the D ring on the roller is fairly central in the safety loop to allow some free movement.
The horse can now be lunged in the normal way, but preferably not directly from the bit as this disturbs the soft, equal contact created by the aid.
EquiAmi Riding Aid:
Tack up horse with snaffle bridle and saddle. Attach leather or webbing chest piece of training aid to belly of girth.
Take the riding loop (plain black) and fit the long piece first.
Place the long piece centrally over the poll (top of head). The ring should sit centrally at the top of the neck.
Take each end in turn and pass each one through the bit ring from outside to inside. Fasten each clip to the end ring of the short piece to form a loop.
Attach clip on short piece to the oval loop on chest piece.
Adjust using the sliding adjusters (top and bottom) to take up excess lack without creating any tension, i.e. the loop is having no effect but is not sagging. Ensure adjusters do not come within contact distance of the bit ring so that free movement is not obstructed.