Friday, 23 February 2018

New Toy Ordered

I have no willpower.

I ordered the Equisense Motion.
I totally admit that I'm a geek who loves spreadsheets. I wear a Garmin running watch as my everyday watch. It tracks my steps, sleep, and I use it when I ride, to either track my time/distance, or for interval training. I don't actually run (I go through stages when I try to be a runner, which my brain likes, but my body hates).
These were all my own steps. No riding steps this week.

When I found out that there was something like my running watch but for my horse, I wanted it. And the more that I read about the other people who have one and use it to track data, the more that I wanted it. 

I want to start getting data at the beginning of Cisco's training to see the differences that happen over time. I'm curious as to when he halts and I feel like I'm going to slide off the back of the saddle, is there really elevation there?

I want to make sure that I'm doing 100 transitions per ride. (Does it measure transitions within the gait, or only between gaits?)

I am hoping that I can use it as a tool to help me figure out if Phantom is having issues related to tying up. It will be interesting to see if there is a difference in her synchronicity and elevation after she gets her annual hock injections in the spring. 

It's coming from France - and it's supposed to be here in a week. In the meantime, I'll be creeping everyone's blog posts about the Equisense. I've already joined the Facebook page and read the instructions - I'll be ready to use it when it arrives!


  1. I am so jealous. I really want one of these too!

    1. I'm super excited to see what it says. And I accepted an offer for a saddle I have on consignment, so I don't feel as guilty now. Fingers crossed it goes through!