Equihandee is a riding aid designed to help keep your horse riders safer whilst riding, we have created a product that helps keep unstable riders in the saddle.
Equihandee was created for my daughter whilst she learnt to ride. I struggled to hold onto her securely, I would either grab hold of her clothes at her back, which was uncomfortable for her or I would hold onto her leg, but this just caused discomfort as I would hold on too tight and was never very safe.
So I got to work on creating something that would benefit myself and my daughter in stabilising her in the saddle.
Using the Equihandee Harness also means you can hold your child and lead your pony at the same time,
removing the need for a second helper. For us parents trying to hold your childs leg with your body going in different directions is quite uncomfortable.
The Equihandee solves this issue. And best of all it gives us parents peace of mind for our childs safety.
The Equihandee Harness fits a 2 to a 10 year old.
Produced by a leading UK industrial fall protection harness manufacturer & using similar materials, the Equihandee Harness has been designed & produced with the knowledge that it offers the owner and user a durable, high quality product that will last!
The main construction of the harness is 25mm wide polyester webbing, which has minimum break strength of 1.5tonnes. Even the thread used within the harness is a high strength polyester filament type, giving you the assurance that nothing has been left to chance with the quality of this equestrian training product.
Since Launching the Equihandee Harness we are proud to announce our products have gone on to help many young and disabled children. We have worked closely with many parents and disability Centres wanting that something extra for their children. We are delighted to have 2 more products which offer extra support for children with disabilities.
The Equihandee Freedom was launched and is a very popular product. We were contacted by parents with children with sensory needs, these children hugely benefited from equine therapy but holding them in the saddle was difficult, so by incorporating a soft and comfortable neoprene jacket under the harness resolved the issues of the straps of the harness causing stress and irritability for the children whilst they ride
This astounding product has shown to have a calming effect on the child with disabilites such as sensory processing disorder, global development delay, hyper mobile and hyper tonic whilst in the saddle.
Or if your chld just fancies a little more cushioning then this is the product for you
The Equihandee Harness has all the amazing benefits of the Equihandee Harness but with the added cushioned jacket.
The Equihandee Freedom fits a 4 to a 12 year old.
Our groundbreaking product the Equihandee Core Support is our latest product to be launched. The core support has been created for children with disabilites such as cerebral palsy or are unable to sit up unaided/spinal injuries.
The Equihandee Core Support offers support to the riders core, with strategically placed handles makes light work for the parent or helper stabilising the rider whilst in the saddle. We were very lucky to be able to work with Hayley and her son Harry. Harry is Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy and due to Harry’s disability being in the saddle does wonders for his well being.
Equine Therapy for Harry and many other children with disabilites plays a major part in improving physical and mental well-being.
Some of the other benefits for Harry are improving his hip migration, tight muscle’s and painful muscles spasms, the movement of the horse loosens his muscles and relieves the pain.
Wearing the Equihandee Core Support enables Harry to sit up in the saddle, something he is unable to do by himself.
For Hayley trying to hold Harry in the saddle is impossible as he just folds in the middle but with Equihandee Core Support on Harry is able to sit up and Hayley can easily support him with the strategically placed handles. Making Harry’s time in the saddle a much easier and happier time for everyone.
Our Equihandee Core Support also worked wonder for Logan. Logan has cerebral palsy and loves nothing better than spending time with his beloved horse Sean, they make a great team and have won rosettes attending online shows.
We have also worked with Remap (Scotland) to create a bracklet to sit on the front of a saddle,with a quick release system, we made adjustments to our Equihandee Core Support to fit onto the bracket, which then enable Logan to ride completely solo. He loved it
We also provide some amazing paracord products, these can be for all ages and are amazing for riders with sensory needs.
You can pick your own colours to be stimulated around your equine or in the saddle.
We currently have Monkey Grips, Neck Ropes, Neck Ropes with Bells and Lead Ropes
its all about the matchy matchy so you can have these wonderful riding aids in your own matching colours and look fabulous. The monkey grips are great for that little bit of extra security and also envourage the rider to keep their hands low and still.
Our neck ropes are great if you feel a little unsteady in the saddle and like something else to hold onto. Our Neck Ropes with Bells are very popular as the gentle jingle of the bells help your horse focus creating a calming effect, if you are a nervous rider these are for you as the jingle of the bells create a much calmer environment to ride in
Our latest edition to our product line is the Equihandee Bunny Ears these amazing riding aid are a must for improving rider posture, balance and position and also great for mastering rising trot so as not to pull the horse in the mouth.
Great for the rider who tends to lean forwards and widely used for riders who struggle to hold the reins or drop them due to disabilities.
Our Equihandee Bunny Ears are UK manufactured using soft synthetic leather, meaning they will only require a wipe off with a damp cloth.
Our Equihandee Bunny Ears are full size, D to D ring strap length is 14″
We are pleased to announce our latest product line of Hi Viz Waistcoats with slogans aimed at riders with disabilities. Not all disabilities are visible so pre-warning others you have a disability will help keep us all that little bit safer.
We decided that waistcoats would be best so they don’t get caught between your bottom and the saddle causing it to get tight around your neck. We also felt the poppers at the shoulder and side would make life easier in removing them if, for example, you are wearing them in a warm up arena. If you feel there are other slogans we could use then please do drop us a line
We want to make the joy of horse riding accessible to everyone, no matter what their physical ability
Find out more in our video!
Equihandee will be an invaluable addition to anyone’s riding attire who is wishing to enjoy riding these beautiful animals.
If you have any questions, need help or would like to enquire about large orders please get in touch via our Contact Us page.