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…

Cryochap with tendons

Easing localised pain

Using Cryochaps could also ease any localised pain in a horse’s legs.Local analgesic benefits are believed to result when tissues are cooled to between 10°C and 15°C or when skin temperature decreases to < 13.6°C. When using Cryochaps external skin temperatures reach < 13.6° C The cooling, analgesic, and rewarming effects of ice massage on…

Why Neoprene

Did you know why Neoprene was chosen to use as the compression outer sleeve of Cryochaps? Neoprene has one of the lowest thermal diffusivity, this means that it protects the gel ice inner from hot external temperatures preventing the environment from heating the Cryochaps up and making sure as much of the cold as possible…

Ice AND Compression

Why is the Cryochaps compression sleeve so important? Tissues become significantly colder when using ice and compression rather than just ice alone. Compression may cause an improved contact between the skin and Cyrochap. Compression reduces blood flow, and less warm blood can flow through the area. Combined with the cold Cryochap, this reduces the ability…

Maintaining low temperatures

Cryochaps maintain low leg temps up to an hour after removal. Using thermal imaging an hour after removing a Cryochap from a leg and comparing to a leg that has had no Cyrochap applied, there is a always a difference. The Cryochap leg being considerably cooler every time. #CRYOCHAPS #NoLegNoHorse #MakeLegsLastLonger