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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Dream Catcher's "Woody"


The Equicizer is an ever more prominent figure in the world of therapeutic riding. We recently received a few pictures of "Woody" who is a part of the Dream Catcher of L.A. Therapeutic Riding Center herd.
 
The mission of Dream Catcher of Los Angeles Therapeutic Riding Center's is to improve the lives of children, adults, and veterans with cognitive, physical, and emotional disabilities through the benefits of therapeutic horseback riding and other equine-assisted activities, while serving the therapeutic riding profession through training and education.

In their own words: "Dream Catcher of Los Angeles'  volunteers and riders, are enjoying our equicizer! Thank you to Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation for our incredible gift."



We have seen - over and over again - the benefit the Equicizer has and continues to be for those dealing with disabilities of all kinds. Over the course of this summer we're going to introduce you to a few of the organizations and programs that continue to change lives through the use of both the Equicizer and their wonderful herds of therapy horses.


For this Wooden Horse Wednesday, we'll leave you with these wonderful photos that are a constant reminder of the joy that our angel horses bring - both the live and the wooden ones.

 
by Kayla Jarvinen
 

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

"Behind the - Behind the Scenes"

The process of building an Equicizer is a seemingly never ending one - in a series of blogs last year, we detailed the Making of the Equicizer itself but behind each part and piece in the building and assembly operation, is another entire process, a sort of “Behind the – Behind the Scenes” if you like. We recently took a series of photos for a customer, detailing the process of putting her Equicizers’ heads together before carving takes place – believe it or not, there’s even a process behind the blocks of wood that you’ve probably seen in photos, prior to being carved! We thought this would be a great opportunity to share with you portions of this process.

The Equicizer heads are put together using premium select pine board from New Zealand. This premium board offers the consistency and quality needed to glue the wood pieces together to form the solid block of wood that will later be carved. This is a critical process to preventing the head itself from warping or splitting after it’s finished and attached to the Equicizer; it’s similar to how carousel horses are created. Click on the photos below to view them:

 


 
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by Kayla Jarvinen