This set of four K2F Cryochaps for front and hind legs offers a great saving over purchasing the boots separately, and allows you to cool all four of your horse's legs at the same time.
Cryochaps K2F Ice Wraps are ideal for cooling your horse's legs quickly and effectively after exercise, or as part of the injury recovery process.
They contain more gel than the Original Cryochaps, and thus stay cooler for longer. They will stay at -15°C for up to 7 hours in the Cool Bag.
Cryochaps have been designed to help with rehabilitation after injury and return to work, and also to assist with recovery and injury prevention as part of the after-work cool-down process.
They are particularly popular for use after strenuous exercise, such as cross-country, shows and galloping.
HOW THEY WORK
K2F Cryochaps use a combination of icing and compression to reduce heat and inflammation in your horse's legs.
They quickly cool surface leg temperatures, to mimic ice bath or cold water immersion therapy that has become part of many human athlete's recovery phase.
The theory behind this cold therapy is that it helps to combat the micro trauma (small tears) in tissues and resultant soreness caused by intense or repetitive exercise.
The cold therapy constricts blood vessels, flushes waste products and reduces swelling and tissue breakdown. Subsequently, as the tissue warms and increased blood flow speeds circulation, the healing process is jump-started.
The combination of cold therapy and essential compression allows to you to be proactive in helping to prevent injury to your horse, or to help the healing process after an injury.
The inner section is filled with non-toxic gel, that can be frozen in 24 hours (for best results keep them in the freezer permanently). It will not freeze to the leg and is simple to wash off to keep clean.
The stretch neoprene outer wrap provides compression and allows them to comfortably fit a range of leg shapes.
HOW TO APPLY
K2F Cryochaps are easy to apply straight from the freezer, and mould to the horse's legs to provide great coverage with optimal freedom of movement.
To prepare, lay them flat in the freezer and freeze for at least 24 hours (this may take longer in some freezers).
The wrap-around design provides a secure fit on horses of 15.2hh and above.
Wet the leg before using the K2F Cryochaps, and apply following the fitting instructions immediately after exercise for 10-15 minutes to benefit from the cold therapy. It is advised to seek advice from your vet before using Cryochaps post-injury. Do not place directly on open wounds. They should not be used for longer than 20 minutes or skin damage may occur.
The Set of Four K2FCryochaps contains a pair of front leg wraps, and a pair of hind leg wraps. They are available in one size, that is designed to fit horses of 15.2hh and above.