Comparing Lunging and Riding with Equisense

I got the Equisense a couple of weeks ago, but given that I couldn't use it at the show and then Connor got a week almost completely off, I've only just now started to get to use it.

The real value of the thing will come when I have enough rides to compare and view trends and anomalies over time.  But so far, what I've found most interesting is the difference between when I'm lunging and when I'm riding.  I've been capturing both as separate "sessions" so I can see them clearly.

This was my first ride back after Connor's week off.

Lunging:

I love how it thinks he jumped something.  I mean, all four feet did leave the ground, but it was a sassy half-assed buck.

Riding:

Ooooh boy.  I knew I favored the right side but I had no idea it was this bad until I got this data.

Lunging:


Riding:


Besides the fact that we are not ambiturners, (ha.  ha...), I'm interested in how much more elevated his front end is without me on his back, and how all of his stride frequency numbers are higher without me on his back.  Obviously higher stride frequency is not always a good thing, what we really want is more suspension and fewer strides, but uh, we're not there yet.  Right now, the reduced stride numbers correlate to what NK referred to as "something about the way you sit on him shuts his engine down."

It's going to be really interesting to see what else this thing shows me!

13 comments:

  1. The data nerd in me is seeking out at this. You're making me want one even more 😂 super interesting, I can't wait to see what kind of long term data you gather!

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    1. *geeking not seeking haha. Thanks autocorrect!

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    2. Me too! I've actually had three more rides with it since I wrote this post, it's continued to be so eye opening. It's one thing to know there's a problem, it's a whole other thing to see that problem in terms of cold, hard numbers.

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  2. Ugh now i want one of these things even more.

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    1. It's both amazing and annoying. Like, I could've gone my whole life in blissful ignorance that I'm not really cantering and not really turning left, but now I can't ignore it! Lol.

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  3. Ugh I want one of these soooo bad

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  4. From looking at this am I correct that he's more rhythmic when you're riding him? It sort of looks like that's what this is saying. If so, that's so cool!

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    1. It does look like that, but I think it's important to keep in mind that it may not necessarily be my riding that's making that improve - he is definitely clunky during warm-up no matter how we warm up!

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  5. OMG stats <3 <3 <3 so fascinating to look at workouts with this POV!

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  6. Ahh, how exciting! The tempo data makes me want to play with the EquiMusic website.

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  7. So I totally didn't care about these but now I want one hahaha I think more strides while lunging makes sense since you're on a tiny circle.

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