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Long days, warm nights, positive vibe in the air – who doesn't love summer, right? But this comfy season also brings high, sometimes way too high, temperatures. And while you can fix yourself a cool drink or jump into a pool, our furry friends don't have the luxury. So what can we do to make our horses comfortable during heatwaves? continue reading
26.7.2021
MVDr. Veronika Dolníčková is a veterinarian focusing on movement, back, and spine issues that she studied at the International Academy of Veterinary Chiropractic in Germany. Today, this expert tells us about the most common problems of her horse patients and how to avoid them. continue reading
22.6.2021
Turning horses out is a controversial topic that divides the equestrian world nearly into two opposing camps. Although there are, without a doubt, many risks connected with the time spent outside, we want to look on the bright side of the issue and discuss several reasons to let your horse enjoy some fresh air. continue reading
24.5.2021
There are two terms of the equestrian world that often get mixed up: tempo and rhythm. Rhythm is the regularity of a gait, whereas tempo means the speed of a rhythm. Generally speaking, it is a movement speed, and we have already talked about its importance before.  It is one of the most important values of a ride - let it be show jumping, dressage, or cross country, the right tempo is the foundation of success.  continue reading
16.4.2021
We often wish our horses could talk to us. But what if we could do it the other way round – what if we improved our behavior and communication so our beloved partners could understand us better?  continue reading
24.2.2021
Time either seems to pass too slow or to fly fast like a thoroughbred on a racetrack during certain activities, riding included. Answer yourself this: do you always know for sure how long you have been riding? There is no shame in not being certain; that is why our real-time tracking has been developed.  continue reading
10.2.2021
To teach a horse to carry themselves in a proper balance is a lengthy, long-term task requiring many hours of patient work. To help you with a balanced workload, EQUIMO has developed helpful graphics showing you your sessions' symmetry. continue reading
22.1.2021
A square out of poles may be one of the most innovative exercises made of a minimal number of poles. It helps you towards a relaxed and balanced canter, to keep an even tempo, to work on your position and your horse’s responses. Let’s look at some of the common ways to ride your square! continue reading
8.1.2021
Jan Vinckier is a well-known rider, trainer, and horseman. Competing on the highest level from a young age, Jan has now chosen the path of a trainer, and although he still rides, most of his energy is spent on coaching. In the interview today, Jan spills the biggest challenges of teaching riders and how EQUIMO helps him overcome these challenges. continue reading
14.12.2020
Radovan Šillo and Monika Ničová are a great example of a well-functioning showjumping team. From their home near Slovakian Pezinok, they travel to shows across Europe where Rado competes in the highest classes, and Monika takes care of their four-legged partners. Although there is a whole team taking care of their home-stable, you can usually see only Rado and Monika at shows.  continue reading
We often hear trainers and coaches shouting at their pupils, "Find the right tempo!" in the warm-up ring. As simple as this advice is, the actual performance proves to be everything but easy. All the showjumpers (and many other riders) know about the mysterious "perfect tempo" that gives the horse an ideal momentum to jump. But how to achieve it? continue reading
13.11.2020
Intensity is the name for the amount of effort a horse puts into training. Although it may seem difficult at first, the knowledge and ability to work with intensity, as the headline hints, may become a significant help for several reasons. You can make sure your horse's training is neither less nor more intense than you intend to. It gives you a general knowledge of your horse's health state, and it also provides an excellent guidepost to help structure your training. continue reading
29.10.2020
In this ongoing article, you can learn about all the new features and updates of our app. As we try to improve our services continuously, we fix the bugs and add new features on a frequent, regular basis. It's easy to lose track and miss new features that can help you with your riding passion.  continue reading
21.10.2020
Flatwork is an essential part of every equestrian's schedule; it provides the foundation for every discipline. Nonetheless, we have probably all been there where flatwork becomes ordinary and uninteresting. If you are experiencing this spiritless stage or just looking for new ways to make your riding sessions interesting, let this article be your help! continue reading
12.10.2020
Calories are often discussed among riders who need to watch out for their diet to stay in shape. However, our horse partner's calorie income is an important subject too. The knowledge of how much energy your horse burns and needs to supplement is the foundation of a proper feeding dose that affects your horse's overall health. continue reading
18.9.2020
On the last weekend of August, the Equine Sport Centre in Olomouc, the Czech Republic, hosted a CSI2*-W show. The event that usually has three stars lacked one star this year due to the Covid-19 situation, but the atmosphere was as lively as it is every year. We were there the whole time, got a coffee plus a little talk with some of you, and truly enjoyed every single day. continue reading
8.9.2020
Bart Junior Vandecasteele is a 15 years old  Belgian born into a family with rich expertise in the showjumping sport. Although his parents are the breeders of the famous horse Mr. President, he initially was not interested in horses, and has been a competitive cyclist. Even though he rides for only a year and a half, he has already won several 1.40 classes. And his big dream? Nothing less than to be the world number one! continue reading
Tereza Vysoudilová is a year from being twenty. She jumps classes for Young Riders, schools youngsters, has been accepted to medical school, and for an unknowing eye, her life might seem close to perfect. But it is safe to say that she knows her way around misfortune – for example when her top horse injured himself last year and has not fully recovered since then. In our interview, Tereza talks about his recovery and about herself, her career, and all the ways she uses her EQUIMO analysis. continue reading
Summer has come, and most of the shows reopened within. It means the usual never-ending loop is on again: going to a competition, competing, coming home, giving your horse a few days of lighter work or rest, and then slowly building up to another show. continue reading
16.7.2020
Keeping your horse’s hooves in good shape is a picky task all year long, but ensuring they are well-nourished in summer is even more challenging. We are bringing you some essential tips for hoof care in hot weather, so you can fully enjoy summer months without worrying about your four-legged friend’s well-being! continue reading
26.6.2020
Since last autumn, EQUIMO has become my riding companion, and I always put it on, even if I go on a hack. As the COVID break had come to an end and we went to the first show of this year, I naturally took my EQUIMO with me. Today, I would like to introduce you to my showing day with this little helper. continue reading
Feeding your horses and making sure they get all the needed nutrients while being happy and well-fed is something that can turn out to be very tricky. Most horse owners have experienced issues with their four-legged partners being either too difficult to feed, or gaining pounds seemingly from nothing. Here is a little guide of things you should not forget while considering your horse’s diet. continue reading
18.5.2020
Today, we would like to present you with another exercise to keep away the boredom and to offer you a chance to challenge yourself a bit! continue reading
29.4.2020
They say that to every bad situation, there is some positive aspect. That there is always a shed of light no matter how wrong the case seems to be. This so-called silver lining may sometimes be tough to find, but it is still there. continue reading
24.3.2020
Many equestrians are now at home without sessions with their trainers, or any proper practice whatsoever. We know it is hard to keep training by yourself. That is why we are bringing you an easy exercise you can do alone. Five poles are all you need for it! continue reading
17.4.2020
When people think about horse riding, many non-equestrians think it is just about sitting in the saddle and not doing anything. Every rider knows this cannot be farther from the truth. Not only is riding challenging mentally, but it also brings out the absolute maximum of riders' physical abilities. continue reading
12.3.2020
The first part described my problem with even spreading of left- and right-handed motion during a session with my gelding.  Get ready for another example of how feelings in the saddle may vary from reality. One of my students has a very hot mare. As the student herself isn't much of an experienced rider, she often tends to get scared. The result? From the moment she climbs into the saddle, she tries ... continue reading
17.1.2020
I believe most of us equestrians know the feeling of struggling to do something our trainer tells us. You may feel like his or her instructions are not precisely clear, or the task he or she has given you is impossible to fulfill. But when you watch a video of your session afterward, you tell yourself: "Oh my god, it looks so easy," or "Oh, it does look different than from the saddle point of view!". Does this ... continue reading
10.1.2020
When it comes to jumping, it all starts during the approach. A properly ridden turn is fundamental for a properly jumped fence, and you cannot ride it correctly without a fine inside flexion. This article brings you yet another way to work on beautiful turns combined with a regular, relaxed pace. his session consists of three parts: the warm-up, jumping the double combination alone, and the entire ... continue reading
6.2.2020
Imagine how you feel by the end of your season. Do words such as exhausted, drained, and washed-out come to the equation? I believe they often do. We as riders may love our sport, but I often see craving for a break amongst my fellow equestrians. And let it be just for a few days, everybody needs some time off to relax both mentally and physically. Horses are not different. They are ... continue reading
3.1.2020
MVDr. Veronika Dolníčková je veterinářka zaměřující se na potíže pohybového aparátu, zad a páteře, které také studovala na Mezinárodní akademii veterinární chiropraxe (IAVC) v Německu. A právě tato odbornice nám v dnešním rozhovoru přiblížila svou práci, nejčastější problémy jejích koňských pacientů i to, jak jim alespoň částečně předcházet. continue reading
22.6.2021
Dlouhé dny, teplé noci, příjemná atmosféra – kdo by neměl rád léto? Toto období s sebou ale přináší vysoké, někdy až příliš vysoké teploty. A zatímco vy si můžete namíchat studený drink nebo skočit do bazénu, naši čtyřnozí přátelé tuto možnost nemají. Co tedy můžeme udělat, abychom jim zpříjemnili parné dny? continue reading
26.7.2021
Pouštění koňských svěřenců do výběhů či padoků je kontroverzní téma, které dělí jezdeckou komunitu takřka na dva protichůdné tábory. I když se s výběhy bez debaty pojí jistá rizika, my se dnes podíváme na světlou stranu pastvy a na důvody, proč vám váš čtyřnohý přítel za čas ve výběhu bude vděčný. continue reading
24.5.2021
V jezdeckém světě existují dva pojmy, které se rády pletou: rytmus a tempo. Pod pojmem rytmus rozumíme pravidelnost chodu, zatímco tempo značí rychlost ruchu. Jde tedy o rychlost pohybu a o jeho důležitosti dnes nemluvíme poprvé. Jedná se o jednu z nejdůležitějších veličin jízdy – ať už se podíváme na parkur, drezuru či cross country, správné tempo je základem úspěchu. continue reading
16.4.2021
Často si přejeme, aby s námi naši koně mluvili. Ale co kdyby to šlo opačně – co kdybychom zlepšili naše chování a komunikaci, aby nám naši čtyřnozí partneři lépe rozuměli? continue reading
24.2.2021
Během některých aktivit se zdá, jakoby se čas vlekl, zatímco jindy utíká rychlostí plnokrevníka na dostihové dráze. Řekněte upřímně: víte vždy s jistotou, jak dlouho jezdíte? Není ostuda, pokud si nejste jisti; proto jsme vyvinuli funkci, která vám ukazuje aktuální hodnoty u probíhající jízdy. continue reading
10.2.2021
Čtverec ze čtyř kavalet je možná jedno z nejdůmyslnějších cvičení s použitím malého počtu kavalet. Jeho prostřednictvím lze pracovat na uvolněném, pravidelném a vyváženém cvalu, na pozici jezdce i reakcích koně. Pojďme se podívat na nejčastější způsoby jak se čtvercem pracovat! continue reading
8.1.2021
Jan Vinckier je známý jezdec i trenér. Od útlého věku závodil v parkurech té nejvyšší mezinárodní obtížnosti, nyní však zvolil cestu trenéra a i když většinu své energie investuje do svých svěřenců, jezdit nepřestal. V dnešním rozhovoru Jan prozrazuje největší výzvy při trénování jezdců a jak mu EQUIMO pomáhá tyto výzvy překonávat. continue reading
14.12.2020
Naučit koně správně se v rovnováze nést je zdlouhavý, dlouhodobý proces vyžadující mnoho hodin trpělivé práce. Aby vám EQUIMO pomohlo s vyváženým ježděním, vyvinuli jsme užitečný ukazatel symetrie vašeho tréninku.  continue reading
22.1.2021
Radovan Šillo a Monika Ničová jsou zářným případem dobře fungujícího parkurového týmu. Z domácí stáje nedaleko slovenského Pezinku vyráží na závody do celé Evropy, kde Radovan závodí na parkurech té nejvyšší obtížnosti a Monika všechen svůj čas věnuje péči o jejich čtyřnohé společníky. A přestože jejich domovská stáj čítá celý kolektiv starající se o chod stáje, na závodech často uvidíte pouze Moniku s Radem. continue reading
4.12.2020
Často na opracovišti slýcháváme trenéry křičet na své svěřence pokyn “Dobré tempo!“. Ačkoli se tato rada nezdá složitá, její uskutečnění má k jednoduchosti daleko. Všichni parkuroví jezdci (a mnoho dalších) vědí o onom poněkud záhadném “perfektním tempu“, které koni dodá vhodnou hybnost ke skoku. Jak tohoto tempa ale dosáhnout? continue reading
13.11.2020
Na přelomu roku odjel Václav Staněk do holandských BWG Stables, kde v době našeho rozhovoru dokončoval svou stáž zastřešenou programem pro mladé talentované jezdce A young Riders Academy. Vašek se rozpovídal nejen o svém působení ve stájích bratří Schröderů, ale také o následných pracovních plánech a s nimi spojených možnostech využití EQUIMO trackeru. continue reading
27.5.2020
Na začátku roku 2020 přijal český reprezentant Ondřej Zvára možnost nestranně vyzkoušet EQUIMO tracker. Po návratu ze španělské Sunshine tour Ondru naplno zastihla krize spojená s COVID-19, a tudíž tracker testuje hlavně v domácím prostředí. V dnešním rozhovoru jezdec Stáje Arcus povídá nejen o zkušenostech s EQUIMEM, ale především o jeho aktuálním tréninku a vyhlídkách na Olympijské hry v Tokyu. continue reading
30.4.2020
Přečtěte si co říká Sára Vingrálková o našem EQUIMO v rozhovoru na jezdci.cz continue reading
28.4.2020
Novým pomocníkem nejen pro profesionální jezdce je unikátní sledovací zařízení EQUIMO, které umožňuje komplexní analýzu jezdeckého tréninku. Během práce s koňmi jej využívá také parkurová jezdkyně Linda Portychová a pomáhá jí tréninky optimalizovat. continue reading
30.4.2020