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post #1 of 13 Old 04-13-2011, 04:26 PM Thread Starter
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Ever use shouldersback?

Hey everyone,
I was thinking of buying the Equifit shouldersback.
EquiFit ShouldersBack - Rider Therapeutics from SmartPak Equine

It claims to be able to keep your shoulders back while riding and i was wondering if any of you have had any experience using one of these. I have trouble moving my shoulders back and keeping them back while riding so it seemed like a good concept.

Also if anyone has seen one for less than $48 please let me know hahaha
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post #2 of 13 Old 04-14-2011, 06:11 PM
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My trainer has one she uses on younger/less experienced riders for teaching posture.....

I've never worn one personally, but they seem to pick up on it well enough.....

Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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post #3 of 13 Old 04-14-2011, 06:53 PM Thread Starter
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haha yeah it seems like a good idea, just not sure if it will help my problem.
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post #4 of 13 Old 04-14-2011, 07:09 PM
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i've neverhad one but i've heard good things bout it and i want one!!! so i'd love tp hear peoples opinions

the hardest part of riding is the ground... yup sounds about right
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post #5 of 13 Old 04-14-2011, 07:58 PM
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Well, I have one-got it at the request of a trainer....then I switched to western, so have never used it.....perhaps we could strike a deal! lol. Oh-I did try it on....just never used it. lol One of those things I had to have......I am the queen of accessories!

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post #6 of 13 Old 05-19-2011, 08:16 AM
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I have one...I used to ride in it a lot but then i started to brace against it instead of actually lifting my chest up and shoulders back. It also starts to hurt under your arms if you wear it too long. I rarely wear it anymore but I will ocasionally put it on once in a while.
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post #7 of 13 Old 06-05-2011, 06:08 PM
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My trainer threatens to put the shouldersback on us, that thing hurts!
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post #8 of 13 Old 06-05-2011, 06:14 PM
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my friend just oredered one. ill let you know how it works for her!

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post #9 of 13 Old 06-05-2011, 07:19 PM
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Interesting. I would worry that it would restrain too much and be a danger rather than a help.

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post #10 of 13 Old 06-06-2011, 04:09 PM
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Originally Posted by JustDressageIt View Post
Interesting. I would worry that it would restrain too much and be a danger rather than a help.
It actually has a lot of give to it, its pretty stretchy neoprene.
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