Discover the Equestrian Mirrors Like Mirror : ultra-light and ideal for your ride
To progress in riding, a rider needs training, advice, and an outside point of view. However, a trainer cannot be present every time you go up. This is why we use equestrian mirrors, placed along the arena, to allow the rider to really see what his horse is doing and how he is moving.
Equestrian mirrors allow you to get a new perspective, so you can check your position, the horse’s gait and the movement as a whole in real time, allowing you to correct immediately and see results quickly. This visual feedback is invaluable at all levels of riding, and is crucial to the development of your horse or pony.
The mirror is the only tool that allows the rider in real time to assess his posture, his mount and the locomotion of his horse so that he can adjust his work. This is why the presence of mirrors in the rides of the great riders is a long-standing tradition ideal for development. It is always useful to have a qualified instructor on foot in the arena to give you their impression and allow you to correct yourself.
Using a mirror, rider correction happens in real time, allowing for faster progress. The mirror is an essential piece of equipment to improve dressage. Whatever your discipline, the equestrian mirror gives the rider the means to really evaluate his performance with his horse.
The riding mirror is usually installed about 2 m from the ground to allow the rider to have the best possible view of their actions. The lightness of the mirrors in stretch film Like Mirror makes it possible to fix it quickly, in a morning or an afternoon so as not to disturb the schedule of the carousel. It is also possible to tilt the mirror so that it returns a reflection of the horse on the same level as the ground. Usually mirrors are placed either in the corner of the short side, or in its middle.
This is a decision to be made for glass mirrors which are often more expensive, but Like Mirror Mirolege mirrors avoid this choice by covering all along the small side thanks to their advantageous price but also because they can be mounted in one piece without joints since there is no limit to their size and they are ultra-light. Another option may be to equip your arena with equestrian mirrors on the longer side so that you can observe the movements of the horse along the length.
The ideal configuration is of course mirrors all along your covered carousel, a luxury that is difficult to access with glass mirrors, but much more affordable with Like Mirror stretch mirrors. Installed in your arena, the mirrors allow your riders to have a good indication of their riding attire. Like Mirrors are not only used for dressage, but also for show jumping, events, eventing, demonstration, carriage driving, for show ponies, reining, for the adjustment of the saddle in the stable boxes, the training of racehorses…
Whatever your equestrian discipline, whether you are a beginner or an expert, whether you do sport riding or simple pony riding, you will benefit enormously from the installation of equestrian mirrors in your arena.
For dressage stables, but also stables practicing show jumping (CSO competition) or eventing horse riding (CCE competition), being able to improve the flexibility of the movements of the horse and its rider is essential. It is impossible to work with finesse and precision if the reflection returned by the equestrian mirror is not as clear as possible.
Adding like mirror HD mirrors to your equestrian training program will benefit all dressage riders. Mirrors provide the ability to see the work you are doing and react immediately, without the intervention of a monitor, instructor or video. Your horse or pony can feel the correction at the right time because you are able to see it in real time.
Your coach can also explain to you simply what he or she wants as a movement. Through the use of mirrors, you will develop good habits with your horses and ponies, such as a proper angle in your leaning with straight shoulders, a stable seat in the saddle and good leg position. If you’re a coach, the help of mirrors is crucial in teaching hand changes, or making sure the piaffe and pass are straight and absolutely perfect. The more accurately you ride, the easier it will be to repeat moves during a show.
In an equestrian center, as in any place welcoming the public, safety is essential, the same goes inside the equestrian arena. This is therefore an important criterion when acquiring an equestrian mirror. Many mirrors marketed for this use are made of glass, with the disadvantages that go with it, they are often very heavy and can become dangerous by breaking after a shock or with the effect of time. To avoid ending up with blunt pieces of glass in the sand of the carousel during a ride, it is best to use a soft mirror.
Like Mirror mirrors consist of a mirror film stretch over an aluminum frame. In fact, they are ultra light and cannot break, making them the safest solution on the market. Ideal for riding safely. Many equestrian centres, stables, stud farms, riding circles, riding centers or pony clubs already use them.
Most mirrors used by equestrian centers have a standard size of 2m high and 1.50m wide for mirrors positioned at an angle or 3m wide for those positioned in the middle of the length and in the center of the width of the arena. , these formats are due to the limitations of glass mirrors. These limitations do not exist for stretch film mirrors, so it is possible to customize the size of your mirror since these can measure up to 2.8m high for an unlimited width. Since Like Mirror mirrors have no visible frame, it is possible to assemble them together without any visible joints.
|Weight per m²|
|Sound absorption coefficient alpha W|
|Tensile strength of machine direction film|
|Tensile strength of the film in the transverse direction|
|Fabrication||French, in Gisors (27)|
|Possibility of printing on canvas|
|Possibility of integrations||Yes|
|Possibility of use in humid environment||Yes|
|Different profile options|
|Different finishing options||Yes|
|Sale/rental of fixing accessories (mounting clamp, magnets, etc.)||Yes|
|Usage||Perennial and ephemeral|
|Adapted to the touch of the public||Not in long-term use|
Change hands by taking the diagonal of the merry-go-round. Then, walk straight to the mirror and check to see if your horse is slightly curved inside in sight of the next corner. But, make sure his head is not in front of the mirror. Continue on the short side along the mirrors, and continue on the long side. Finally, change hands. The purpose of this exercise is to check that your horse changes bend correctly.
Draw a figure eight. Circles can be ridden at the same gait: trotting, cantering, and so on. The difficulty of the exercise can be increased by making smaller circles by gathering the pace, or larger circles by lengthening the stride. Try changing curves facing the mirrors placed in the middle, in order to check your aids and the balance of your horse. Check if his hind legs are in line with his forelegs, i.e. if he engages his hind legs and is straight.
Draw four small circles eight to ten meters in diameter in front of each mirror. Check the mirrors for your position and whether the horse engages its hindquarters. If he takes his hips out of the circle and has trouble bending, make larger circles until he relaxes. Make sure your path between the circles is straight, as well as the horse, but don’t forget to curve it before each new circle.
Overlap in a zigzag on the midline. You can ride at a walk, trot or canter. Either with straight lines or with lateral movements. Use the mirror on the short side to check if you are changing corners correctly with each change of direction. When using straight lines, simply change the curvature and direction on either side of the center line. The zigzags are most often mounted in support but you can also try to outstretch legs. Try to make the zigzags even and keep your horse balanced.
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