100 Research Parkway, Waco, TX 76704
+1 (254) 307-2547

The Saddle

Hippotherapy is a treatment using the motion of horseback riding as a platform to help people improve:
  • Balance and coordination
  • Lower back pain relief
  • Respiratory and circulatory function
  • Posture alignment and core strength
  • Timing and neuromotor function
15 minutes of riding a horse at a walking speed cause the rider to realign their center of gravity over 1,500 times. 

Use of Hippotherapy as a platform for rehabilitation is widely advocated by physical, occupational, and speech therapists; however, it is sadly underutilized because of the complications in working with live horses. Now, clinics are able to benefit by:

1. Improving therapeutic outcomes for patients in a shorter period of time with a fun, nontraditional modality
2. Enhancing staff efficiency, leading to more treatments per therapist and consistently higher training intensity
3. Recovering their investment from reimbursements (such as CPT 97112, Neuromuscular Re-education)

Schedule a Demo to learn more about how Hippotherapy will improve your quality of life.

INTENDED USE
The Saddle is a cutting-edge piece of equipment that replicates a horse-riding movement in a walking gait, which can benefit businesses and individuals in the following settings:
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EQUINE THERAPY
Offers complimentary and adjunct riding options when conditions make horse-riding inaccessible.
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PHYSICAL THERAPY
Challenges stability and coordination through passive, parallel movements.
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NEURO-REHABILITATION
Provides consistent and safe rhythmic movement to affect neuromuscular and vestibular systems.
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EDUCATION
Provides the opportunity to calm down, engage and focus on learning in any academic environment.
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SPEECH THERAPY
Offers a platform to develop communication skills by requiring receptive and expressive language.
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PEDIATRIC
Gives the opportunity for interactive involvement in therapy tasks when working toward patient goals.

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Nancy Krenek
Ride On Center for Kids (R.O.C.K.) - Georgetown, TX
Founder & CEO

“This better replicates the horse than other products … I feel like, Okay! We’re going to the next horse.”

Nancy Krenek
Ride On Center for Kids (R.O.C.K.) - Georgetown, TX
Founder & CEO

“This brings the added element of a lateral bend, resembling the back foot of a horse rolling forward … A smoother motion you don’t get with other products.”

Debbie Blackmon
JoyRide Center - Magnolia, TX
Therapeutic Riding Instructor

“There was an instance where it rained and two days straight we did riding lessons inside and used it all day long to teach indoor lessons.”

CAROLYN BARRETT OT, IM, SP, LEVEL II AHA
Brazos Children's Center - Waco, TX

“I know this is a valuable tool, having over 25 years experience as an Occupational Therapist. We have found the movement to be extremely calming to all – the complex rocking motion has greatly assisted in task attention and participation.”

Brian Garner
Chariot Innovations
Founder & President

“I have a deep passion to help people recover from injuries and disabilities by designing and building safe and innovative products which precisely simulate organic motion.”

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history of chariot innovations 
Chariot Innovations, Inc. was founded in November 2014 with the mission to improve people’s lives through motion-based products and technologies.  These technologies, beginning with Saddle, have been, and are being, developed and licensed out of Baylor University.  The company name was inspired by the Bible verse 2 Kings 6:17, which refers to God’s provision of “horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha”.  The chariot can be seen as a symbol of protection for the vulnerable, and as a mode of lifting people up and carrying them forward.
2009: First Prototype for Saddle is Built
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2014: Chariot Innovations, Inc. is formed
2016: Production Model 4.0 Presented to Market
Saddle V4
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2017: Rebranding and Implementation of Subscription Pricing
CONTACT OUR TEAM
Carl Webb
Carl Webb
COO (Contact for media, product, or other general questions)
615.886.8300
Dr Brian Garner Founder of Chariot Innovations
Brian Garner, PhD
Founder
pricing table
Monthly
Rental
$495
/month
Maintenance Included
Low Upfront Commitment
Access to Protocols and Best Practices
Options to Upgrade Models
Receive Offers for New Features
6 Month Minimum Subscription
Full
Purchase
$12,000
/Saddle
Financing Options Available
2-Year Warranty
One-time Payment (or financed)
No Obligations
Barbara Epps
Reach Therapeutic Riding Center - Waco, TX
Director

”Wow! You’ve really captured the realistic horse movement!”

Carolyn Barrett OT, IM, SP, Level II AHA
Brazos Children's Center - Waco, TX

“I know this is a valuable tool, having over 25 years experience as an Occupational Therapist. We have found the movement to be extremely calming to all – the complex rocking motion has greatly assisted in task attention and participation. The 3 year old boy was unable to complete a 5 minute task at a table. After the first time he rode we were able to engage in 3 tasks and sat for 20 or more minutes! His parent was able to observe and noted the change as profound. We have this result consistently. The 10 year old is now able to go from sitting to standing out of a chair without use of armrests and/or assistance, so progress is evident in just a few uses.”

Nancy Krenek
Ride On Center for Kids (R.O.C.K.) - Georgetown, TX
Founder & CEO

“This better replicates the horse than other products … I feel like, Okay! We’re going to the next horse.”

Debbie Blackmon
JoyRide Center - Magnolia, TX
Therapeutic Riding Instructor

“There was an instance where it rained and two days straight we did riding lessons inside and used it all day long to teach indoor lessons.”

 

JoyRide offers their clients our riding option with normal lessons or on days when the horses need rest, weather does not permit sessions and any other circumstances – which keeps up consistency for their clients’ therapy.

JoyRide found their regular cancellation rate for sessions with clients dropped from 25% to 2% over a three month period.  

 

Brian Garner
Chariot Innovations
Founder & President

“I have been blessed to study with and be mentored by some of the leaders in organic motion simulation and have a deep passion to help people recover from injuries and disabilities by designing and building safe and innovative products which precisely simulate organic motion.”

Nancy Krenek
Ride On Center for Kids (R.O.C.K.) - Georgetown, TX
Founder & CEO

“This brings the added element of a lateral bend, resembling the back foot of a horse rolling forward … A smoother motion you don’t get with other products.”

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Please feel free to reach out to our team at any time through email, phone, or through one of our web forms. We would be happy to provide you with referrals, answer any questions, or complete a live demo. 

our Address

100 Research Parkway

Waco, TX 76704

our Phone Number

Phone: +1 (254) 307-2547

our hours

Monday-Friday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday: 11:00am – 4:00pm

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