Using Ice Boots on Horses
How does it work?
Reduces inflammation which leads to less scar tissue forming
Reduces blood leakage into areas which lessens bruising
Drops the temperature which limits tissue damage
Used in conjunction with compression, increases the external pressure to reduce swelling
When would I use an ice boot?
Use as soon as an injury has occurred. This will reduce or even prevent swelling.
Use for pain relief to a sore and inflamed area of an existing injury.
Use as a preventative after excessive exercise.
Use as many times as you like on a soft tissue injury, muscle strains, joint sprains or direct trauma to muscle or bone, ensuring rest periods are provided between applications.
What are their main uses?
Cooling tendons after strenuous exercise
Reducing swelling to a recent injury
Reducing bruising to a hard knock
Reduce bleeding into the tissues
Rapid cooling down after heavy work out
Rider: Charlie Germein Event Rider SA
How easy are they to use?
They are very simple to use. They come as a complete unit, just store the gel pack inserts in the freezer. Slide the gel packs into the two canvas linen pockets and use the adjustable velcro straps to secure to the horse leg. Spare inserts can be purchased to interchanged when severe heat is present.
It is very important after strenuous exercise to cool off your horses legs, especially the tendons to reduce risk of swelling and inflammation caused by impact on hard ground.