Driving is a sport where the driver has to control the horse and the horse-drawn vehicle in different situations and terrain in 3 basic gaits, this sport also helps to maintain the long cultural tradition of harness and wagon.
A driving competition incorporates three distinct elements: dressage, cross-country marathon and obstacle cone driving. The score is a combined tally of the three groups. For the dressage, the most important factor is the gymnastic attributes of the horse along with how well trained the horse is. The obstacle cone driving is testing speed, skilfulness and obedience. The main feature of the driving tournament is the marathon with its spectacular obstacles. After each test, especially after the obstacle course, it is important to cool the horse and its legs. Once the horse is back in the stable, cooling of the fetlock is recommended, especially after long drives on asphalt pavements.
Many driving horses unfortunately do not enjoy the comfort and preventative measures of a post-event therapy.
Whether you want to support the horse athlete in a preventative capacity, treat an acute or abating injury, or treat your leisure partner horse with a soothing wellness chill-out: Cold therapy is a wonderful solution.
Although it has been proven that cryotherapy achieves very good treatment results in both humans and horses, this effective treatment is still underused in equestrian sports. Cryotherapy used on a regular basis is a simple way to keep the horse fresh, fit and healthy.
Areas of application for efficient emcools HypoCarbon® Cryotherapy for the horse:
- For faster recovery of the athlete “the horse”
- For acute and old injuries
- As a therapeutic application
- Prevention of heat stroke
- As a wellness chill-out for our partner “the horse”
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