This set of four 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 Ice Wraps are ideal for cooling your horse's legs quickly and effectively after exercise, or as part of the injury recovery process.
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
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 under 10 degrees, and maintain low leg temperatures for up to an hour after they have been removed.
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.
They are designed to cover most tendons and ligaments in the horse's lower leg, and bring the outside leg temperature down in less than a minute.
The inner section is filled with non-toxic gel balls, that can be frozen in 4 hours (for best results it is recommended to freeze the boots overnight). 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 sizes.
HOW TO APPLY
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 4 hours (preferably overnight for best results).
If frozen solid overnight, they can be placed in a cool box with ice blocks for travel to shows and events.
The wrap-around design provides a secure fit on horses from 14hh to 17.2hh.
Wet the leg before using the Cryochaps, and apply 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.
The Set of Four Cryochaps 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 and ponies from 14hh to 17.2hh.