Free chance to test ‘Steady Eddie’ horse riding simulator

Steady Eddie - the state-of-the-art riding simulator.

Steady Eddie - the state-of-the-art riding simulator. - Credit: Archant

Riders are invited to attend a free event in Poringland that will demonstrate the training abilities of the perfect riding schoolmaster.

'Steady Eddie' is a state-of-the-art electronic riding simulator – a unique training device that is growing in popularity in leading training centres across the UK.

The simulator has a realistic body shape with padded leather neck and horse hair mane and can electronically simulate a realistic walk, trot or canter action.

Being an indoor mechanical device it is a unique training tool, whatever the weather, as it allows the rider to concentrate selfishly on core posture, stability and other necessary rider skills in a consistant and repeatable manner, without worrying about what a particular horse wishes or wants to do.

The free demonstration, at the Playbarn Riding Centre in Poringland on Monday February 4 from 6.30pm, is being organised by equestrian coach Katherine Walter, a riding instructor who teaches across East Anglia.

She will explain how the simulator works and the benefits that it can provide and participants will even be able to have a go themselves.

'With riding hours being reduced in the winter weather the simulator is an enlightening training alternative for the rider,' she said.

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Space for the event is limited. To book contact Katherine on 01508 521800 or by email at The address for the event is The Playbarn Riding Centre, West Green Farm, Shotesham Road, Poringland. NR14 7LP and free refreshments will be served.