As many seasoned equestrians will know, the mid season blues can really impact your horses mood and training. Working relentlessly to achieve your seasons riding goals, maximising every summer’s day riding and competing. Where did the summer go I hear you say, the weather is fast fading and the paddocks looking slightly less lush, it can certainly leave your horse feeling a little tired on his feet and lacking impulsion.
If you are looking for something that can help increase your horse’s energy levels, strength, flexion and alertness, we may have the solution for you…
We appointed a research team to conduct tests into the benefits and results of Infrared therapy. The results lead to the launch of our Nano-Tec Infrared Therapy Rug and Nano-Tec Infrared Boot Wraps/Liners, which have proved to be a huge success.
Injury prevention, a healthy diet, complex training regimes and decreasing recovery time come top of the list for the modern day horse involved in equestrian sports. The difference of 5mm on the flexion range of a hock can be the difference between knocking a pole off the cup and being in the ribbons. Showing, dressage, show jumping; whatever your discipline one thing is certain, your horse relies on sound movement. The greater the range of movement and athleticism, the better the performance. This is where our Nano-Tec Infrared Therapy Range comes into play, providing unbeatable therapy for the modern sport horse and horses in regular exercise.
To optimise the effectiveness of our Infrared therapy range we strongly advise using our Nano-Tec infrared rug and boots as part of your horse’s daily pre and post exercise regime. Also perfect for use in the stable and during travel.
What is Infrared?
Infrared is a type of electromagnetic radiation, which is invisible to the human eye but can be measured by heat conduction. It is a type of radiation that occurs in everyday life for humans and animals on our planet. In fact, everything with a temperature over -268° Celsius (or -450° Fahrenheit) emits infrared radiation.
How does Infrared Therapy work?
We have fused Nano nylon filaments containing minerals into the lining of our infrared rug and boots. These minerals reflect heat and any energy lost by the horse back into their body in the form of infrared radiation. This results in the opening of blood vessels and increased circulation which can have numerous benefits, including:
- Relaxes muscles
- Decreases swelling
- Increases healing time
- Improves energy levels
- Improves strength
- Reduces lactic acid build up
- Prevents stiffness
- Improves flexion
- Increases alertness
- Reduces pain
- Reduces symptoms of arthritis
You should always start the therapy slowly, building up the amount of time your horse wears the products for. We recommend starting with 30 minute treatments and then build up gradually to a maximum of 12 hours a day (optimum treatment time is 4 hours). We have had excellent feedback from customers for both the rug and boots, you can read extracts from our reviews below:
Infrared Rug: "My mare absolutely loves this rug! I use it pre & post-exercise and within a few minutes of me putting it on she relaxes and starts to snooze, so it clearly feels really good to her. It looks very smart, fits her beautifully and does a good job of wicking away sweat/water post exercise. I can't use it for the suggested 4 hours a day but I use it for at least 30 mins before and after riding and she clearly feels the benefit of that. One happy horse and therefore happy owner!”
Infrared Boots: "These were purchased to help with the healing of a wound after a major operation 6/7 months ago and the last couple of inches were taking a lot longer to heal. The boots have helped generate the new skin on this area and we are hopeful that all will be well within a few weeks. So far they deserve the 5 star rating.”
Please Note: We always advise consulting your vet should your horse show signs of lethargy or other symptoms which are out of character.Click here to view the Nano-Tec Infrared Therapy Range.