Where to keep your phone while riding

Modified on Fri, 5 Apr at 11:14 AM

Phone positioning

In order to record the gaits of your ride as accurately as possible, we highly recommend riding with your phone secured tightly against your leg or torso. To help minimize any excess bouncing or movement (and improve accuracy), it often helps to keep your phone in a tight-fitting pocket. Sports arm bands also work well for some riders.

Equilab primarily uses the movement of your phone, and not your riding speed, to detect the horse's gait. You can learn more in this article.  For this reason, it's important that the motion of your device matches the motion of the horse. 

For Drivers

Since Equilab uses the movement of the phone to detect the gaits, drivers will need to attach their devices to the horse that is pulling in order to accurately track gaits. While this is possible, please note that such readings may be inaccurate (given the excess movement of the device while riding).

Alternatively, we also give you the option to add a manual breakdown of gait durations from your drive when you finish the training (e.g. 70% walk, 20% trot, 10% canter).


If you are riding with your phone in a secure position that moves in synch with your horse, yet the gait detection is not working well, please review the following articles on gait detection: 

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