Cooling Down After Exercise

As riders, we would never dream of jumping on our horses and shooting straight off into canter. A gentle warm up stimulates blood flow to the horses’ muscles, tendons, and ligaments, so increasing their elasticity and ability to perform. We take the time to ease into the faster work. It just makes sense. How many…

Standard Boots VS Vented Boots

We all know that exercise boots cause horses legs to heat up and that cooling legs quickly after exercise is recommended. However, is there a way to minimise the heating effect? Do vented boots work? We tested a vented boot against a standard boot. Both boots are the same fabric and construction, the only difference…

The Effect of Wearing Bandages

We all want to protect our horses’ legs, and using boots and bandages is common practice. However, do you know the effect of wearing bandages on the temperature of your horses’ legs? Watch this video to see how the temperature changes as the horse moves through the paces. Cooling the legs as quickly as possible…

The Demands of Dressage

Dressage is one of the most physically demanding disciplines for a horse. Lateral movements and even circles cause the joints to twist with uneven forces. The level of collection and increased engagement required puts extra pressure on the hindlimbs. After a hard schooling session, applying Cryochaps cools the legs and gives all the benefits of…