After the removal of cold therapy there is a rush of oxygen into the area that kick starts the healing process. Cryochaps provide ice and compression and could accelerate healing of any minor internal tweaks and tears when they are removed.
Unlike any other ice boot on the market, Cryochaps incorporate a sleeve made from stretch neoprene that wraps around the ice sleeve, creating compression. This means that the ice boot moulds to the horses leg and is kept in place by the multiple Velcro straps, ensuring a very secure fit.
Why should you wet the legs before we apply Cryochaps?Wetting the legs before applying the Cryochap prevents there being any air gaps between the leg and the ice boot, as the air creates a block which prevents the cold transfer – think about the insulation within your home, the ultimate aim is to trap air…Details
Mud Fever, pastern dermatitis, greasy heels and cracked heels, are all names given to a condition that can take over your life as a horse owner. Box rest, trying every lotion and potion in the book, plus those prescribed by vets with antibiotics and steroids. Mud Fever is usually seen most commonly during wet and…Details
Cryochaps are pleased to announce a new product in the Cryochaps family. Saddlepads! Of course in our typical style we have redesigned the saddlepad to make sure they are of superior quality. No Slippage Strap is designed to be secured to the stirrup bar to keep the saddlepad firmly in place. No Pressure Designed to…Details
We know foot balance is crucial for maintaining a sound horse, we spend a lot of money with our farriers to keep the foot balanced so it lands flat, not outside or inside edge first. When we do flatwork we are constantly asking the horse to circle, turn, loop, do lateral work etc at different…Details
Did you know that applying Cryochaps up to 3 hours after exercise could still have benefits? Obviously in an ideal world we would apply ice and compression immediately after exercise, however studies indicate that application up to 3 hours after exercise could have benefits and is better than doing nothing! A study in humans comparing…Details
Do your horses’ pasterns fill after standing in for long periods? Ice and compression reduce inflammation so try icing with the new Absolute Wraps to see if they can reduce that filling. You can feel how cold those pasterns and hooves are after removing the Absolute Wraps! Get yours nowDetails
The whole purpose of using ice boots or wraps is to drop the temperature of the legs quickly and efficiently. To do this contact between the wrap and the leg is really important. Cryochaps are filled with gel and designed to mould perfectly to the legs. This maximises cold transfer. When applying your Cryochaps you…Details
The hock is one of the most complicated joints in horses, made up of 10 bones and 4 joints supported by several ligaments.This image shows how the Absolute Wrap covers all the bones in the hock. This is important when icing for inflammation in the joint itself, for the full benefits of cooling and compression.…Details