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Dura-Tech® Balance Training System

Dura-Tech® Balance Training System

  • Professionally developed to teach horses to engage and move forward
  • Allows horses to achieve proper carriage, collection and head position
  • Encourages horse to round his body and drive forward from behind
  • Strengthens muscles and increases flexibility of shoulders, back and neck
  • Complete system includes: nylon web surcingle, lunging caveson, breeching, pulleys and elastic lines

How to Use the Balance Training System
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Item Availability Quantity Price

Complete Set

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$219.99 $149.99
**Before using this type of training device, horse must respond well to voice commands during lunging and/or ground driving.**
Professionally developed method of cords, pulleys and breeching that encourages horses to engage themselves and improve forward momentum. Ideal for use in training horses in all disciplines. Allows horses to develop the proper body carriage, collection and head position. This method also teaches horses to round his body and drive forward from behind to improve and balance his frame. Used properly, this system will strengthen muscles and increase flexibility in the shoulders, neck, back, loin and hind quarters.
**Start slowly at a jog until the horse is completely comfortable and responding as desired before moving up to a canter.**
Complete system includes a nylon web/felt lined surcingle with ample adjustment to fit most breeds. Surcingle features strategically placed rings to help establish the desired head position. Wool felt breeching with heavy duty stainless steel hardware, nylon cords, pulleys and elastic lines help your horse adapt nicely to this type of rigging. The elastic lines have enough ‘give’ to ease the panic response if they feel trapped. Also included is the lunging caveson with bit snaps.

Safe training harness


The cords are not as thick as your previous product. The cords allow a little too much give. The quality is not as good as they were originally.

Horse Lover

Mystic Ct.




I couldn't use it because it was too confusing to figure out how to use. No directions or video




Lines are way too elastic


Don't waste your money I have a 17hh medium narrow TB. The lines have way too much give and absolutely no resistance. The system is useless because of these extremely elastic bungee lines. The horse can lift the head and push the rear legs out behind with little to no consequence and avoid the purpose of the system entirely. The cavesson/bridle is poorly shaped. The throat latch is way too short for the size of the bridle. The browband is huge as well. The surcingle fit perfectly although the cinch is very cheap feeling and would definitely cause sores/rubs on a sensitive skinned horse The butt strap is a very rough synthetic wool material and would also cause rubs after several minutes of use. I DO NOT recommend


Cocoa, FL


Wonder purchase, I would buy again if needed. Works Great!


When using this item don't butten them down tight, let them get used to it. For those whom that have never used an item like this. Go slow get them used to it. So you won't have any issues, with the use. Less is more! Leave on a good! Happy working.


Bakersfield CA


Pretty Decent Quality


I got this as a gift and was very excited and I think this product has some pros and cons. The surcingle is great. But the elastic lines are too stretchy; my trainer didn't care for the elasticity, so I am going to swap out the lines for cotton rope. Also the pulley is a plastic and just looks cheap. I don't know if I would buy it again, but it is definitely a great start if you don't have anything for lunging. Oh and as for the lunging caveson, I can't comment on as I have not used it yet.


Worcester, MA

Not Happy, at all


The system arrived incomplete missing one of the pulleys which is a key piece to the system and there were no instructions. While I tried to follow the picture that was online I could not make head or tail out of the halter. I have no idea what the large O rings by the ears are for other than to irritate the horse, and there was no ring under the chin.


Yolo, CA


Great Alternative to the Pessoa system


My horse got surgery for his kissing spines and I purchased this as part of his rehab. My horse is a 17 hand, very long OTTB and it fits him great! I decided to purchase this instead of the Pessoa system because it was less expensive. Super happy!




I would buy this product again


Used it following back surgery to rehab my gelding.



Good product


Good quality. Works well for my young ones learning connection.


Ann Arbor, MI


good product, prompt processing order, product as described


good service,


Santa Ysabel, Ca.



4.0 25


I have a yearling quarter horse. Would it fit her


Yes this would fit.

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Are there instructions or a diagram included?


It comes with instructions.

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Will this fit ponies? I have also read that you can buy the parts separately. How do I do that? I don't need the cavesson, and the surcingle may be too big for my ponies


These pieces are only sold in this set. This may also be too large for ponies under 14.2.

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What is included in the balanced training system?


Complete system includes: Nylon web surcingle, lunging caveson, breeching, pulleys and elastic lines.

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