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…


Cryotherapy has been proven to reduce the inflammatory response caused by exercise. Effects of whole-body cryotherapy on serum mediators of inflammation and serum muscle enzymes in athletes, Journal of Thermal Biology, Volume 34, Issue 2, 2009 #CRYOCHAPS #NoLegNoHorse #MakeLegsLastLonger

Compression on the fetlock

Use Compression where you need it, remember to fit that bottom strap around not under the fetlock.Compression is highly important around the main body of the fetlock to cover the suspensory branch and annular ligament, so remember when fixing that bottom strap, go around the fetlock not under. #CRYOCHAPS #MakeLegsLastLonger #NoLegsNoHorse

Quick to cool

Cryochaps quickly cool surface leg temperatures to under 10 degrees. The below graph shows how, after the application of Cryochaps, there is a rapid change in temperature between the Cryochap and the leg. This external change in temperature has been seen in studies to create beneficial internal cooling. #CRYOCHAPS #NoLegNoHorse #MakeLegsLastLonger

Age and Injury

The risk of injury to the lower leg in horses is well documented to increase with age (1). This is due to an accumulation of minor injuries that often go unnoticed over the years, as well as the tendons and ligaments stiffening with age, so they become less stretchy, therefore more likely to suffer injury…