PARA – EQUESTRIAN & Para-DRESSAGE
For people with disabilities, riding is an ideal sport that can be practiced together with non-disabled people. Special aids, such as specially modified saddles, make riding, driving or vaulting possible even for para-riders.
The riders are divided into four degrees, depending on the degree of disability: From grade I = severely impeded to grade IV = slightly handicapped. The performance level corresponds to classes E to M/S, Freestyle-Riding in grade IV is ridden at St. George level. The freestyle can contain all the lessons imaginable, such as series changes.
Dressage riding for riders with disabilities has been a Paralympic discipline since Atlanta in 1996. The global development is quite phenomenal. Since Athens in 2004, the participants have been riding on their own horses, before which horses have been provided by the host country. As a result, both the level of equestrian performance and the quality of the horses increased immensely. From Austria comes the six-time European champion and two-time gold medallist at Paralympics: Pepo Puch.
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 equine athlete
- 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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