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“I was in the show ring and couldn’t get my shoulder in. Then I thought back to my work with the Equicube, pictured myself carrying it, and my horse went right into shoulder in. I LOVE the Equicube! Used it yesterday while working on my half pass (which has been absolutely eluding me). It really helped me with my body position (I can get myself all contorted), and I was able to get it! Yay!! Thanks Linda!” – Val B.
“I’m a lifelong rider who went through bad breast cancer a few years ago. I had a lot of surgeries and radiation on the right side of my body, that left me very physically compromised. I have a hard time sitting square in the saddle and keeping my hands even, as one side is much weaker than the other. I also have a hard time engaging my core, as my abdominal muscles are 50 percent weaker than they were (they were cut as part of surgery).
Well, I have been trying to ride my beautiful 3 year old Oldenburg mare, who has tons of natural suspension, and failing miserably. My body just can’t figure out how to do what it used to… I am happy to be alive and back in the saddle after treatment… But I want to ride WELL. At the suggestion of my trainer I used the Equicube at the barn a month ago in a lungeing lesson. It was the perfect physical therapy tool to relearn muscle memory and correct position after all the surgery I went through! And darned if I wasn’t sitting my mares big beautiful trot… with quiet even contact, riding her from my seat and core. Magic! I am hoping to have a great year in the saddle with the Equicube, and make some progress with my riding that wasn’t possible before trying this device. Thanks for this awesome tool!” – Jamie Barents
“I received my Equicube and have used it twice. I know precisely when I am not in the correct position and my horse is actually thankful I think! The other thing I noticed was that my circles we round and once we got the hang of it I knew he was relaxing because he breathed! He’s an off the track horse and highly strung although patient. The one thing that made me happy about it for him within minutes he was blowing and breathing not holding his breath. Like he was saying oh thank you!!!” – Julia F.
“I was shown the Equi Cube three weeks ago when teaching a clinic in CA. I finally ordered one – just had to try it. Got the Equi Cube yesterday – used it today w/Karen Laidley Dvm…all I can say is “unbelievable” ! Its as if she found the final pieces of the puzzle! (and she’s been already very successful – omg – what next ???!!!!)… Thank you Linda.” – Diane van den Berg
“The Equicube is brilliant. I have never felt my horse so much!” – Allison M.
“I love the riding with the cube. It made me so aware of still hands and I have carried over the feeling ever since! I highly recommend it.” – Regina O.
“I truly cannot believe what a difference 5 minutes with your product made for me. Diane van den Berg introduced it to me yesterday, and to say that it does AMAZING things would be the understatement of 2014!! Thanks SOOOOOOO much for creating such a phenomenal product and for helping me to find that “place” and “feel” that my coach has been trying to convey. WOW!!!! truly cannot believe what a difference 5 minutes with your product made for me. Diane van den Berg introduced it to me yesterday, and to say that it does AMAZING things would be the understatement of 2014!! Thanks SOOOOOOO much for creating such a phenomenal product and for helping me to find that “place” and “feel” that my coach has been trying to convey. WOW!!!!” – Karen Laidley, DVM
“Nothing beats teaching someone who really wants to learn! Maryn, 6, asked to ride with the Equi Cube LLC today. She loves a challenge and learning how to perfect her position.” – Emily Anderson
“I received my Equicube yesterday and gave it a try last night and all I can say is that it is awesome! It was like finding the missing piece of the puzzle for me! Thank you so much for coming up with this idea!” – Lisa
“ I want to thank Linda Grandia for inventing this tool. I have Multiple sclerosis, and I am very weak. I bought the Equicube hoping to strengthen my body more. Since I do not ride much (three 30 minute rides a week) I gave my riding teacher my Equicube so that her other students could use it. She LOVES it. She LOVES how it straightens my back so she needs to yell at me less. She LOVES how my hands become steadier after I use it. Since my arms are so weak I can only hold it for one to two minutes during my lesson. In spite of the short time I carry it, the benefits last the rest of my lesson. I like the Equicube and my riding teachers REALLY like it too! Now instead of yelling at their students they can give them the Equicube to hold and these riders improve immediately. Thank you again for inventing the Equicube. My core is getting stronger and my riding teacher is yelling at me less for my many imperfections in the saddle. I’ve ridden horses seriously for around 47 years, and I have to say that the Equicube is a WONDERFUL piece of equipment, it is helping me correct problems that have plagued me for decades.
When I have enough spare money I will probably buy more Equicubes for my riding teacher. They are worth every penny!” – Jackie Cochran