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“Historically, riding is a system designed by men, for men, and taught by men for the specific purpose of staying on a horse while at war. As time went on and women became more involved they were taught by men using principles designed for men. These women became instructors and went on to teach other women these techniques designed for men.
Modern science tells us there are men and women are not the same and it is these
gender differences that must be considered in the teaching of this system.”
What is Equicision?
In 2003 by certified athletic trainer Mike Pilato turned his focus to equestrian athletes after asking a colleague involved in Stuart Horse trials “What type of injury management and fitness programs do you have for equestrian athletes?” In response to the shocking answer of “none” Mike began learning and researching all he could about equestrian athletes, then incorporating that into a sports medicine and performance enhancement program to meet the specific needs of the equestrian athletes.
Click here for descriptions of the specialized offerings and care for the equestrian athlete
- Improve rider stability
- Improve communication with your horse
- Enhance overall performance
- Reduce the risk of injury
Equicision is the very first sports medicine based program for the equestrian athlete. It is a comprehensive performance enhancement and injury management program that will help you: