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Cryochaps | Products to keep Horses’ legs cool | Ice Boots & Air Flow Exercise Boots

Your horse’s legs are key to their performance. Be it training or competing for any discipline, showjumping, dressage, eventing, or just riding for pleasure, your horse’s legs work hard, so it makes sense to give them the very best in leg protection and post-exercise recovery. Cryochaps is a UK company specialising in leg cooling and protection products for the equine athlete. Our cooling boots for horses are designed to aid your horse’s performance and recovery, whilst they try their best for us. The Cryochaps brand of products are tried, tested and backed by science. For all-round equine leg cooling and protection, Cryochaps have a product for you.

During Exercise: Protect your horse’s legs from injuries, brushing and interference with our FEI-legal air flow Exoskeleton exercise boots, one of the most protective on the market. The tendon boots also feature extra large, strategically-placed vents and used forced convection technology to provide significant air flow through the boot to be the coolest on the market. Both tendon and fetlock boots are super lightweight, even after getting wet, so they do not interfere with the horses gait, heavy boots can tire the horse unnecessarily. Wicking and cushioning materials, keep the legs as dry as possible to prevent rubbing and safeguard against impact.

After Exercise: Cool your horse’s legs quickly and effectively with Cryochaps ice boots for horses. These versatile ice wraps have been seen to be as effective as cold hosing in reducing temperatures and are truely portable, staying frozen for many hours in the Cryochaps Cool bag. Cryochaps ice boots were one of the first to combine ice and compression which enhances the cold therapy effectiveness meaning you only need to use for a short 10-15 minute application.

After Injury: Cryochaps can provide ice and compression for acute injuries, they are quick and simple to apply, straight from the freezer, and can help manage the significant swelling that occurs in acute injuries, this may mean there is a better outcome to the injury.

Cryochaps Cooling Boots for Horses

Cryochaps cooling boots for horses provide excellent cooling and compression after exercise or after injury. Available as a knee-to-fetlock ice boot, or a versatile ice wrap used to cool knees, hocks and pasterns.

Fantastic Coverage: These ice boots cover all the major tendons and ligaments in the lower leg
Malleable: Easily mould to the shape of the horse’s legs.
Incredible Contact: Our cooling boots and wraps provide brilliant cold transfer because they have great contact to the whole leg.

Compression: A novel compression sleeve means even compression across the entire leg which can help reduce swelling and holds the wrap tight to the leg to prevent slippage.
Slimline Fit: Does not restrict movement, so horses are happier and more comfortable wearing the ice boots.

Exoskeleton Vented Air Flow Exercise Boots

The Exoskeleton horse boots have been designed to provide ultimate impact protection, whilst minimising potentially harmful heat build up during exercise. These FEI-legal exercise boots use innovative forced convection cooling technology which increases air flow over the back of the leg, helping to cool. Heat build up is a common issue when using boots and bandages during exercise as they are known to insulate the leg. Exoskeleton boots are revolutionising designs to be one of the least insulating boots on the market as well as the most protective. The Exoskeleton range includes a front brushing, tendon boot and fetlock boot.

Superior Protection: Better impact protection than most leading brands of exercise boot
High Performance: Maintains cooler leg temperatures than other breathable boots on the market
Vented: The biggest vents on the market to create the best air flow
No Neoprene: Neoprene holds water, can insulate and is not the ‘go to’ for certified body protection in humans. The Exoskeleton boots are made of approved materials taken from the martial arts body protection industry, these materials are known to dissipate impact better than neoprene. They are also as lightweight as possible and have the least insulating properties, transfering these to the Cryochaps range of exercise boots makes Exoskeleton one of the most protective, lightweight horse boots on the market.

Cryochaps Ice Boots Cool Bag

The Cryochaps Cool Bag is ideal for transporting your ice boots to competitions, lessons and arena hires. Take the power of ice bath therapy wherever you go with our versatile cool bag.

Insulated Pocket: Keeps Cryochaps frozen for 6-7 hours
Handy Storage Areas: 3 other pockets for everything and anything plus a drinks holder
Easy to Carry: Over the shoulder straps to be worn as a rucksack or single carry handle

Lightweight Saddle Pad

Keep your horse cool and comfortable with the Cryochaps Saddle Pad. Smart enough for competitions and durable enough for everyday use, choose from grey or white for dressage, close contact or GP saddles.

Lightweight: Prevents horses getting too hot
No Rubbing: Soft materials and thin binding
Long in the Spine: So half pads sit nicely on top of the saddle pad

Kyowave Mud Fever Boots

Mud fever can be a stubborn, unsightly and very uncomfortable condition for the horse. Our blue light boots destroy bacteria known to cause mud fever.

Blue Light: Destroys the bacteria known to cause skin conditions like mud fever
Battery Operated: Portable
Simple to Use: Just apply for 30 minutes daily

Heat and Your Horse’s Legs: The Role of Exercise Boots and Ice Boots

During exercise, your horse’s legs will heat up. This heat can reach potentially damaging levels, particularly during fast or intense work. Your choice of exercise boots, combined with the method you use to cool your horse’s legs after exercise, are key. Learn more about the role of horse boots – both ice boots and exercise boots – in managing heat in your horse’s legs with our article for Horsemart.

Learn About Your Horse’s Legs With Our Blog

From equine distal limb anatomy to common soft tissue injuries, our blog contains useful articles for horse owners and riders who want to learn more about their horses’ legs. We also take a deep-dive into the science behind our products and how our cooling boots for horses are developed.