Trojan horse training uses wireless listening solution
It's another hot weekend with ten students from the Las Vegas-based Trojan Horse Training dressed in smart jodhpur pants and competition jackets, and their horse companions in show jumping and dressage events.
In the warm-up arena, a handful of trainers chase themselves busy and give final instructions to their dozens of students participating that day.
The result is little more than a scream competition - each instructor tries to get his or her riders' attention and communicate the corrective actions.
For expert trainer Gina Tatom, who sits outside the arena, her instructions permeate the chaos to her students with a crystal clear reception.
Tatom uses a portable wireless audio system from equiteacher to train and coach more effectively.
Tatom first saw wireless audio technology being used by internationally acclaimed training magnates Pat and Linda Parelli.
She immediately saw how audio technology could support her training program and began an extensive search for an affordable system that could withstand the rigors of her business, spanning from horse breaking and problem behavior to jumping.
“When you're working with some of these more challenging horses, there can be a lot of bumps, especially if a rider falls off,” explains Tatom. "I needed a product that could withstand those kinds of shocks."
After skipping expensive professional systems and weak residential systems from the local electronics store, Tatom tried an equiteacher system using the manufacturer's free 30-day demo program.
Between her private lessons and weekend shows, she put the equiteacher system through the wringer to make sure it could meet the demands of the equestrian arts.
She met her satisfaction, she bought her own equiteacher system with a transmitter and four receivers.
The body suit styling allows users to strap the units to their belts, allowing free movement for both coach and student.
Tatom wears the transmitter, which is equipped with a main microphone, and the students tune in with their receivers and headphones.
“The equiteacher system is great! I love having it, ”said Tatom, whose passion and drive has earned her a reputation for infinite energy.
“My work is not that tiring now because I can coach while sitting in the shade outside the arena instead of following my riders.
Besides, I don't have to shout anymore. Tatom went on to explain that, especially in windy conditions, it is difficult to hear a trainer even when she's screaming.
The equiteacher system is especially effective in those warm-up arenas, where all of its students wear the receivers. “I can call out the student's name, grab his or her attention easily and give instructions in a normal voice.
The students have noted that this really helps them to stay calm, which is so important during competitions. "
From the trainer's perspective, Tatom reports that her students can learn faster in their lessons because they can hear well.
They save time because there is no need to repeat instructions. To top it all off, its customers get more for their money as the audio technology allows them to make the most of their training time.
Thanks to the solid performance of equiteacher System, Gina Tatom achieves winning results everywhere with her students at Trojan Horse Training.