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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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