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Monday, May 29, 2017

Equicizer All Purpose Riding Pad

An In Depth Look

We at Wooden Horse Corp. are extremely excited to share with you our new All Purpose Riding Pad! Designed by Equicizer creator, Frankie Lovato, this new pad was created and tailored specifically for the Equicizer, but can also be used as a bareback pad on real horses if desired. Its custom design makes it suitable for any one of any size. The All Purpose Riding Pad was crafted with versatility and multi-function at the forefront of the design goal.

In today’s Wooden Horse Wednesday we’d like to take you behind the scenes and reveal the inspiration behind this pad, as well as what makes it a unique design, unlike anything currently available, to be used for a multitude of applications. To start, here’s a word from Frankie Lovato on his inspiration to design this pad:


"I created this pad out of my own frustration of wanting and needing something better for our customers to use with their Equicizers. It has allowed me to make adjustments to things I have not only seen in my own use and research but have also heard voiced from others as inconvenient or incorrect on many traditional bareback pads throughout the years. My design for our Equicizer All Purpose Riding Pad protects the riders’ legs from all buckles. The placement of the seat of the pad along with the stirrups and girth is correctly aligned so that when used on the Equicizer or on a real horse, the rider can use proper riding alignment through their shoulder, hip, and heel, and without interference from any of those pieces. The pad also girths up with a standard English style girth.

We use this Equicizer pad design with our own therapeutic riding program, Stampede of Dreams. The students range in age and size, so quick and easy stirrup adjustment is an extremely useful feature. The pommel and cantle are soft, which allows for a large variety of out of the box exercises, stretches, and types of therapy to be conducted.

We are also very proud to announce that - just like the Equicizer - our All Purpose Riding Pad is made right here in the USA. We teamed up with Weaver Leather, also based out of Ohio, for the creation of our All Purpose Riding Pad and have worked closely with the Weaver team throughout the entire process. I am so proud of our finished product and strongly believe that this is a great solution to common bareback pad problems. I couldn't be more excited to get the feedback of our customers." - Frankie Lovato


There are five main design elements behind the Equicizer All Purpose Riding Pad.

    1. First, the Equicizer All Purpose Riding Pad is covered with a durable Herculon top that is mold and mildew resistant. Quick-drying and easy to clean, these pads have a maize fleece bottom for added comfort and crafted top grain wear leathers bearing the Equicizer logo stitched on the pommel and skirts, giving it a sleek, sporty look.

    2. Our pad was created with a 2 layer concept. There is a protective flap covering both the stirrup and girth buckles, preventing any sort of rubbing or uncomfortable bulge against the rider’s leg.

3.      The seat of the pad is correctly aligned so that you are sitting squarely in the middle of the pad – not too far forward or too far behind. The stirrups and girth are also carefully placed encouraging the proper alignment of your shoulder, hip and heel – again, designed specifically to prevent interference from any of the buckles.

4.      The pad uses a standard size English girth. The stirrups themselves are light weight - and easily removed if desired - and the stirrup leathers are custom made, allowing them to be adjusted accordingly, making the pad ideal for riders of any age or size.

5.      The pad also features breast plate “D” rings in the event that it is used on a real horse.

The Equicizer All Purpose Riding Pad can be purchased as a complete package with stirrups, stirrup leathers and girth included, or by itself.

Riding Applications

One of our main goals in creating this pad was to design something that was both functional and versatile, and useable by any type of rider. Whether you ride English or Western, are using the Equicizer in a therapy setting or to train as professional jockey, the All Purpose Riding Pad can be molded to your specific needs and application. 
by Kayla Jarvinen

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Equicizer Financing

Financing an Equicizer

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There is no question that deciding to add an Equicizer to your herd is a big decision. Whether you are a nonprofit therapeutic riding center or an individual looking for a competitive edge, saving up a lump sum can be difficult. (plus- who wants to wait?) We are proud to offer a few different options in the way of financing to our customers that can help them realize their dream of owning an Equicizer. These options offer unique benefits to those looking to finance. You can use each to purchase an Equicizer as well as accessories for it.

Personal Financing - Finance Program

We have recently (finally!) started offering personal financing for Equicizers through First Mutual Finance. This option is ideal for individuals who desire to bring the Equicizer into the comfort of their personal home or barn, or maybe for those who are looking to buy one as a gift for an avid equestrian family member or friend.

We have the utmost confidence in referring our customers through First Mutual. They have been serving the consumer financing market since 1949 and offer traditional fixed rate finance programs with different terms to fit your needs. Typically, the rates through First Mutual are lower than they would typically be from a consumer credit card.

The convenient online application process will let you know right away if you are approved. The APR is a fixed rate of 14.99% and you can choose from terms between 6-36 months. There is no prepayment penalty with this option, so if you hit the lotto you can pay it off right away with no fees!

If you would like to apply for a First Mutual financing program, check out our online store first to determine how much you need to finance (minimum of $1000) between the Equicizer and any accessories you might want. Next head to the First Mutual Finance page on our website and submit the application! Please remember that, unless you are picking up your Equicizer, there is a $450 freight and delivery charge for anywhere in the continental US. Email us for quotes outside the continental US.


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Personal Financing - Credit Line

Another option for personal financing is to open a credit line through PayPal Credit. This payment method, formerly called Bill Me Later, is a proprietary payment method that offers 6 months no payments or interest! You can apply directly from our Equicizer Store during the checkout/payment process by choosing PayPal as your payment source. 

There is no annual fee for a PayPal credit line and the APR is a fixed 19.99% rate after the first six months. This is a great option if you think you can pay off the balance within 6 months of purchase! You receive a decision in seconds, so if you think this is the right option for you just head to our store, do your shopping, and apply at checkout!


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Business Financing

For this type of financing, you need a business tax ID number. We have a longstanding relationship with Quick Spark and recommend this option to instructors, stables, rehabilitation centers, hospitals, schools, gyms, and many other types of businesses looking to bring one or more Equicizers on board!
Financing through Quick Spark's Business to Business Financing program is 100% tax deductible. Section 179 of the IRS Tax Code allows businesses to deduct the full purchase price for financed equipment, so most businesses are able to deduct the entire cost. (Be sure to consult your tax advisor for more information.)

With this method of payment, you can keep the line of credit open after paying off the equipment as a safety net for financial emergencies. Monthly payment plans range from 12-60 month options and variable payments can be set up upon request to match seasonal cash flow.

If you would like to apply for a Business to Business Financing through QuickSpark, check out our online store first to determine how much you need to finance (minimum of $1000) between the Equicizer and any accessories you might want. Next, click here and submit the application! You will get a response with-in 24 hours. Please remember that, unless you are picking up your Equicizer, there is a $450 freight and delivery charge for anywhere in the continental US. Email us for quotes outside the continental US.

Please don't hesitate to reach out to us at with questions about financing. We here at Wooden Horse Corporation want you to have an Equicizer just as bad as you do! It is a big financial decision, but you certainly will not regret it!


Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Equicizer on Harry

Tune In Next Week!

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

One week from today, the Equicizer will appear on Harry Connick Jr's daytime show, Harry

The derby-themed episode features former jockey Rosie Napravnik. Harry even takes a turn on the Equicizer!

You can visit the Harry website and click "Where to Watch" to find the list of stations the show will air on in your area. For those watching from Northern Ohio with us, the show will air on ABC 5 at 10am EST.

We might be bias, but we say this will be the best episode of Harry to date! 
Don't miss out!