IT ALL STARTS WITH THE HIP
The EquiWedge (or “Wedgie” as it’s usually called) is super easy to use. Simply position it by tucking it up under the flap of your saddle, (and on top of the sweat flap) as shown and ride. The Wedgie creates new muscle memory, body awareness, and will improve the riders’ position over time.
Ride with the Wedgie for a few weeks. When you and your instructor feel that you have established even balance in both seat bones and both stirrups resulting in a straighter body position simply remove it. If you need a reminder of where your balance should be you can easily put the Wedgie back in. Your instructor or partner on the ground can help assess your straightness (or lack thereof) which side would benefit from Wedgie placement[GZ1] .
Tuck the wedge under the top flap of your saddle with the larger part of the wedge facing forward.
Step one. Placement. (the current content says to place on the weaker side, but we have to be careful, if someone rides with their left heel up they will think it goes on their left side. It does not, it goes on the right.) Tuck the wedge under the top flap of your saddle with the larger part of the wedge facing forward.
Step Two. Awareness. Riding with the wedgie under your flap not only changes where you sit, it also changes how sitting correctly feels. Riding is all about feel.
Step Three. Sitting Straight. Riding with the wedgie creates new muscle memory, once you have gained the muscle memory for sitting straight, simply remove the wedgie and continue riding. Keep the Equiwedge in your tack trunk, if you go back to your old habits, simply put it back in.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us or reach out to us on social media.
For some riders, it only needs to be in for a few weeks, ride with it for as long as you and your trainer feel you need it.
Over twenty years of saddle fitting experience goes into the design and concept of The Equiwedge. We had volunteer equestrians of all levels in multiple disciplines test the product before finalizing the design.
The Equiwedge can be used on both a jump and dressage saddle. If you ride in both and need it in one, most likely you are also going to need it in your other.
Yes you can.
The design has a no slip top that keeps it in place while carrying the saddle and tacking up. The weight of the rider's leg keeps the wedgie in place while riding.
This breakthrough design is currently for a dual flap saddle, but we are currently working on the monoflap designs and will be releasing that model in the near future.