About Cryochaps Ice Boots for Horses

 

Cryochaps are innovative horse leg wraps designed to ice the legs post-workout in order to prevent injury. By capturing the power of ice bath therapy in a simple and effective leg wrap, our ice boots provide the ideal post-workout cool-down. Highly portable, Cryochaps are great for at the yard, competitions or clinics.

Equine injuries to the lower limbs, both front and hind, are a common occurrence in this day and age. Horses are designed to be super quick and supple, balancing 500kg of bone and muscle on four legs. Humans have selectively bred the horse to become more agile, more expressive, more powerful, faster and stronger. However, their limbs do not always cope, and as any owner will know, injuries are commonplace. Due to increased knowledge in the veterinary world, as well as better diagnostic technology, ligament and tendon injuries can now be diagnosed much more often. Furthermore, diagnosis will then lead to the time consuming rehabilitation that accompanies it.

By harnessing the preventative and healing benefits of ice bath therapy, we have created an equine ice boot that could be effective at preventing injury as well as encouraging healing. With our ice boots for horses, there is no need to stand around with the hose, soaking the entire yard as you try to cool their legs down! 

Cryochaps ice boots for horses have been designed not only to help in rehabilitation after injury. More importantly, our leg wraps have been designed to be part of your everyday cool-down routine, with a focus on injury prevention.

Give Your Horse the Best Care: Use our Leg Wraps Post-Exercise!

 

Ice bath therapy has become part of the recovery phase for many human athletes. This is because it helps to combat the micro trauma (small tears) in tissues and the soreness caused by intense or repetitive exercise. 

Ice therapy constricts the blood vessels, which flushes waste products from the area. Furthermore, it limits the inflammatory response to reduce swelling and drive the cold deep into the tissues. The removal of the ice and compression creates a rush of re-oxygenated blood to the area and this is what kick starts the healing process. 

Cryochaps leg wraps have been developed to mimic ice bath or cold water immersion. The compression created by our ice boots, followed by removal of the boot, provides ice therapy and essential compression. Using Cryochaps mean you are being proactive against injury by helping your horse in the road to recovery post-exercise. 

Prevent Tendon Injury For Your Horse with Cryochaps

Easy to Use: Our horse leg wraps are designed as a front, hind or all round wrap and are flexible to fit horses from 14hh to 18hh. Our ice boots give a secure fit, are reusable, easy to clean and portable.

Effective: Cryochaps leg wraps for horses cover all the tendons and ligament structures in the lower leg. The gel used in Cryochaps provides a malleable gel, which can easily shape to fit the leg. Stretch Neoprene provides a secure fit and aids compression, giving the best contact for brilliant cold transfer. 

Key features of CRYOCHAPS

Maximum Leg Coverage

Cover most major tendons and ligaments in the lower leg.

Symmetrical

Apply to any leg for ease of use.

Non Toxic Gel Balls

Can be frozen in just 4 hours.

Will Mould to the Horse's Leg

Strategically placed gel filled compartments that are malleable when frozen.

Compression Applied

Stretch Neoprene for ultimate fit and compression.

Alternative to Cold Water Therapy

Dry application may help prevent dermatitis associated with constantly wet legs (and stops the yard from getting flooded!)

Temperature Against Leg is Decreased Quickly

Cools the leg to less than 10 degrees centigrade.

Cools the Leg in Less Than a Minute

Brings the outside leg temperature down to desired range fast and maintains for up to 20 minutes.

Portable

Freeze overnight and store in a cool box packed with ice blocks for travel.

The Exoskeleton

The Exoskeleton are horse exercise boots like no other. They provide maximum protection and revolutionary ventilation, thereby protecting your horse’s legs whilst keeping them cool.
Three layers of lightweight, flexible and impact-resistant armour provide ultimate protection in the most critical strike areas.
The Exoskeleton exercise boot’s revolutionary ventilation allows the heat to escape freely during exercise. Our innovative cooling boots also use forced convection to remove heat quickly and efficiently as the intensity of the exercise increases.
Exoskeleton exercise boots are easy to use – Just wrap and click. Our cooling boots fit a wide range of leg sizes 15hh and up
Effective cooling – sweaty horse legs are a thing of the past!

Also by Cryochaps: Kyowave Mud Fever Boots

Cryochaps have also created an innovative mud fever treatment boot for horses. The Kyowave mud fever boot uses blue light technology to target and destroy the bacteria that cause mud fever. 

Blue light technology is already used in human medicine. This is partly in response to the growing problem of antibiotic resistance. 

Kyowave is available to purchase as a single boot or a pair of boots. Find out more about the science behind our mud fever boots and purchase Kyowave today. 

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