Core muscles mobilize and stabilize the horse’s back. Core strength helps to prevent the development of back pain and injuries. The Equiband® system has been developed specifically to stimulate receptors in the horse’s skin and hair follicles. In response to this stimulation, the abdominal, sub lumbar and deep neck and back muscles are activated. These muscles raise and round the back and engage the hindquarters. Regular use of the Equiband® system strengthens this core musculature, making it easier for the horse to work in a round outline and reducing the risk of pain and injury due to hollowing or instability of the joints in the neck and the back.
The Equiband is a great training and rehab training tool that allows the 3H rehab staff to promote core and back engagement in not only horses here for rehabilitation but also for our top performance horses that are conditioned at 3H.