As effective as cold hosing

Testing shows that Cryochaps are as effective as cold hosing, and a million times easier! See the full test here. Simply wet the leg then apply Crycochaps for maximum effect. Get yours now http://www.cryochaps.co.uk/shop/ #NoLegNoHorse #CRYOCHAPS #MakeLegsLastLonger

Hard ground puts stress on legs

Nothing beats the feeling of going flat out on our horses, with the ground being super hard, working at speed puts even more stress on our horses legs, particularly the front legs. Watch the video to see how the front leg flexes with the force. This can lead to tiny tears in the tendons and…

Interesting fact!

We can see from our sales that half of our customers only ice the front legs. However when we ride we are constantly asking our horses to engage the hindquarters which can put extra strain on the back legs. Circle work in particular has been associated with increasing the load onto the hindquarters, so if…

Hind leg flexion in jumping

Our horses are amazing. Have you ever looked closely at your horse’s hind legs when jumping? Check out our video here and see how those hind legs flex and take the strain on take-off, it’s incredible. It’s important to look after those legs with the cooling and compression of Cryochaps. With a quad set you…

The effect of lunging

It’s not just ridden work that our horses need to recover from, when we lunge on a circle this creates a very unnatural repetitive force on the horse’s musculoskeletal system including the horses lower legs. In order to balance on a lunged circle, the horse leans into the centre – a little like a motorbike…

How do injuries occur?

Often we hear of horses with tendon or suspensory injuries, however did you know it is rare for these to occur from a one-off incident. The most common injuries affect the lower leg. What happens is these tendons and ligaments suffer tiny micro tears, the body usually repairs these but some are not given the…

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…