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Horse Training Tools
Skiddish horses and bulky equipment that isn’t always user friendly for horses or humans can make training challenging. With more than 30 years experience training horses, Trisha Davis has dealt with all types of horse behavior and ill-fitting equipment. To make her job easier she came up with a line of training tools, which she now makes available to other “do-it-yourself” horse trainers.
  EZ Equine Training Tools are custom-made by Maine crafters using quality leather, fabrics and stainless steel, Davis says. Her website lists them in the order horse owners need them as they break horses to ride: bitting halter, working cavesson, combo side reins, longe line adaptor, sack system and neck reiner. She also offers packages and specialty items for driving horses, such as training shafts and wiffle trees.
  Davis says all her products are designed to be simple to use and high quality to last. Some have taken years to develop.
  “I’m a believer in my sack system because I believe it prepares a horse well,” Davis says. Her harness design fits on a western saddle to support sacks that help desensitize a horse to movement and get it used to supporting weight. With six6led with sawdust or sand and placed in different locations to apply pressure on various parts of the horse.
  Her practical long line adaptor buckles on a saddle horn and replaces the bulky surcingle typically used for long lining and lunging training. It doesn’t need to be removed between training and riding.
  “The long line adaptor is my most popular tool,” Davis says, noting that Schneider has asked to carry it in their catalog. “It’s a piece professional trainers are going to want.”
  Besides being easy-to-use, EZ Equine equipment comes in many sizes to properly fit miniature horses up to draft horses — and all sizes in between.
  “For example, I train a lot of Arabians and their heads are too small for standard equipment,” Davis explains.
  She has measurements for most breeds, but will also have equipment custom-made for people who provide measurements of their horses.
  Whatever the question, Davis is open to challenges.
  “I want people to call me with their problems, and I can offer them training tool ideas,” she says. Others prefer to have Davis personally train their horses.
  Videos on YouTube and Davis’ website show how to use the training equipment.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Trisha Davis, 539 Townhouse Rd., Vienna, Maine 04360 (ph 207 491-0410; www.ezequinetraining.com; www.windswept-arabians.com).

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2014 - Volume #38, Issue #3