vert is the world's first horse-head angle sensor and display. It attaches to the headpiece of your bridle at the poll and measures your horse's head angle in relation to the vertical, then displays the angle to you with a colored light.
how vert works
As your horse flexes at the poll or rounds his neck, a precise digital sensor detects the angle of the head. Vert emits a light that changes color according to the head angle.
mode: red alert
In the default mode, the light stays off when the head is on or ahead of the vertical. If the head goes behind the vertical, vert emits a red light. It's that simple.
mode: three zones
This mode gives you a continuous indication of the head angle. Ahead of the vertical, blue light. On the vertical, green light. Behind the vertical, red light. You adjust the zones to suit your needs.
no mirrors, no problem
Indoors or outdoors, in the arena or on the trail, by yourself or with a trainer, vert monitors and informs you about your horse’s head position.
ride with precision
Ride with consistency and precision every day. Coming soon: features to record your rides for analysis, plus advanced display modes to give you feedback through all stages of a test.
configure and customize vert to your preferences with our smartphone app (ios only, android coming soon)
- calibrate vert to your horse
- manage different horses and calibrations
- select a display mode
- choose the range of acceptable angles
- set the brightness of the display
vert works indoors or outdoors in the sun. adjust the brightness to suit your needs.
at 24 grams (0.85 ounces), your horse won't even notice vert is there.
vert lasts about 12 hours on a full charge at 50% brightness. charging takes about an hour.
coming soon: choose three, four, or five zones to match your riding style and goals.
set up and save calibrations for all your horses. move vert easily from bridle to bridle.
not a fan of red, green, blue? choose your own display colors. or turn some off.
vert attaches to your bridle with a velcro strap. it's easily removed for cleaning or changing bridles.
vert's black case and black strap match most tack.
new features are being developed. your vert will be more useful in the future!
built by, and for, Dr. Hilary Clayton
USDF Gold Medalist Hilary Clayton BVMS, PhD, DACVSMR, MRCVS is the co-founder and Chief Science Officer of equla. We developed vert at her direction and for her personal use, and we're delighted to share it with the community.
what's in the box
- USB wall charger
- USB Micro charging cable
- quick-start guide
- extra strap
- 32-bit Cortex-M0 processor
- 3-axis accelerometer (max 8G/800Hz)
- Bluetooth LE transceiver
- RGB LED
- LiPo battery
- 50mm x 35mm x 30mm (1.9" x 1.4" x 1.2")
- 24 grams (0.85 oz.)