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…

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…