The Connections modules are designed to educate all levels of equestrians and equine healthcare professionals. Each Equi-Taping™ module allows you to grow your knowledge in the areas you want to learn.
*Each module level is sold separately.
Equi-Tape® has been working on creating both effective and groundbreaking applications designed to engage the core muscles and connect different parts of the body together. When the horse has balance, true collection and proper condition they can truly preform at their finest. These modules are designed for all horses in training, conditioning and work. Learn how Equi-Tape® can help create a soft and round body position for all levels, disciplines, and training with our NEW Connections Module
Level 1 - Hind-end to Core Connection
Level 2 - Head Neck to Core Connection
Level 3 - Thoracic Sling
Level 1 Hind End to Core Connection: A key component to a horses healthy body is the connection between their hind quarters and core. Horses can only achieve true collection when the hind quarters and core muscles are fully-engaged, lifted and rounded allowing the horse to elongate and stabilize their back muscles.
No matter your discipline Equi-Tape® can help influence proprioception and support connected biomechanics leading to improved conditioning, enhanced balance, impulsion, and overall performance.
Level 2 Head, Neck to Core Connection: In order for a horse to perform at their finest ability, they must have proper self carriage. A horse stays balanced during their stride because of the position of their head, neck, and shoulders.
Equi-Tape® can be used as a gentle training aid that can help create a soft head and neck position with lifted shoulders during movement. Equi-Tape's stretch and recoil during motion communicate with the horses proprioception, making their mind aware of its body position, and biomechanics, to influence different parts of the body.
Help your horse find balance with Equi-Tape®, proper training and conditioning.
Level 3 Thoracic Sling: Did you know that a horse has no collar bone? Horses' shoulders are attached to their body by a group of muscles, ligaments, and fascia called the thoracic sling. These strong muscles act like ‘’slings’’ to suspend the chest between the horse’s front limbs and by lifting the thorax. These muscles include: trapezius, pectoralis, omotransversarius, serrated ventralus, latissimus dorsi, rhomboids and subclavius. Together, all these muscles help the horse function properly by lifting the horse’s chest and helping them move with good vertical and horizontal balance. When the thoracic sling doesn't function properly the horse can be heavy on the forehand and out of balance. Horses can also experience other symptoms like head shaking or shyness, hypertension of the neck, and girth or saddle issues.
Along with effective exercises and some help from Equi-Tape® you can help
enhance good posture and biomechanics, to keep the horse's thoracic sling
muscles in good condition. In the Level 3 Connections Module, we discuss how to help activate and support the operation of the thoracic sling with Equi-Tape® and proper training and conditioning.
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Included in each Module: A short video focusing on a specific Equi-Taping application, anatomy, and protocols. Learn how to achieve these specific applications in less than 30 minutes!
Bonus material included in every module: Surface preparation video, Techniques video, FAQ and answer video, educational articles and a PDF of Equi-Taping Basic Rules.