The Equicizer History

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The first Equicizer was developed in 1982 by Eclipse Award winning Jockey/inventor Frank Lovato,  Jr. Frank, who always felt there should be a riding simulator, built himself a horse made of wood and springs to simulate riding as a means to rehabilitate himself from a badly fractured leg he had received from a racing accident. The wooden practice horse he later named the Equicizer, amazingly helped him regain his strength, flexibility and fitness. This idea was so well received by other jockeys that it inspired Frank to devote himself entirely in the development of the Equicizer. In 2011 EQ - Equisense Inc., purchased the Equicizer and was to continue development to bring the Equicizer to a larger global audience. In March of 2014 Lovato repurchased the business, feeling it would be in the best interests of the Equicizer brand name to take back full control of the operations and manufacturing of the Equicizer.

Originally designed for jockeys to aid in practice and development of their specialized skills, it didn't take long to realize the potential the Equicizer and it's little brother the Equipony had in benefiting other riding disciplines. Recognized by riding programs for individuals with disabilities, sports medicine facilities, riding academies, and the entertainment world where the Equicizer was used extensively in the making of the movie 'Seabiscuit.'

To see a video of the story of Frankie Lovato Jr and the Equicizer, you can watch here!

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