Psychology, training and equestrian education
Hípica Base is company that occupies a space in the equestrian world that is different from that of traditional equestrian centers. We are mainly aimed at people who want to start in the world of horse riding safely, as well as those who have had bad experiences riding a horse and want to regain lost motivation and confidence. We also offer sports coaching and education services.
We differentiate ourselves by uniting psychology with extensive experience in horse riding and support technology, such as our mechanical horse Marengo, which allows to experiment without risk. Thanks to Marengo, our riding simulator, we can work on different aspects that have to do with the position of the rider on the horse, the physical preparation of the rider or the recovery of confidence after a fall or injury.
Josep Closas Compte
Analyst and programmer since 1985, he combines an interest in technology with a passion for horses, psychology and teaching. Graduated in Psychology and Expert in Sports Coaching and High-Performance Psychology, his equestrian formation includes, among others, the studies of Professional Expert in Equestrian Tourism Management and Sports Technician in the Equestrian Disciplines of Resistance, Orienteering and Equestrian Tourism. He has also taken various courses and seminars on the psychology and behavior of the horse, as well as university extension courses on ethology and coaching. His professional experience in the equestrian world includes the organization of horseback riding, horse breeding and riding instructor at Cavalls Pintats and specialist equestrian teacher at the Joviat School in Manresa for several academic years.
Andrea Closas Taberner
Degree in Physical Activity and Sport Sciences, Master in Teaching, Equestrian Sports Technique, Higher Technique in Animation of Physical and Sports Activities (outdoor modality) and Technique in Conducting Physical Sports Activities in the Natural Environment. He has received training in horse handling and has participated in jumping and dressage clinics. He has practised both sports and recreational riding. Her professional experience in the world of horses began at the age of sixteen at the Poni Club Catalunya, first as a riding monitor and then as a riding instructor. She currently works as a specialist equestrian teacher and teacher of Sports Technicians at the Joviat School in Manresa. She is the person in charge of Hípica Base of the physical preparation of riders.
Marengo, our Equicizer, was designed for training. In 1982, jockey Frank Lovato Jr. built a wooden horse and springs thinking that he would help him in the rehabilitation of a badly fractured leg, after suffering an accident in a horse race. The support he received from other riders encouraged him to improve on the original design, making the Equicizer the product it is today. We have added to the Equicizer a front screen that allows you to play videos recorded in subjective camera and specially designed training sessions. The combination of the Equicizer plus the screen allows many other aspects to be worked on, in addition to those for which the mechanical horse was initially intended.