Vaulting is delivering top acrobatic performances on galloping horses. The lunger, as the third party team member, ensures that the rider and the horse are in unity. The lunger directs the horse in a large circular area as the rider performs exercises in unison with the movements of the horse.

Vaulting requires an above average sense of balance, precision of movement, rhythm, and a perfect cooperation between athletes – lunger – and the horse. This sport not only promotes the correct handling of horses but also highlights the important feature of team spirit and training effect. Vaulting is a performance and competition sport where one can start individually or in a group and it is distinguished depending on age and capabilities in different performance classes which also determine how tournaments are scored.

The pedigree and breed of a horse are less important in vaulting but necessary physical attributes are crucial to handle the high demands of vaulting exercises. The emotional character is also important as the horse needs to have strong nerves and a quiet disposition. Additionally, vaulting horses require excellent endurance so they can gallop evenly for a long period of time with a lot of grace.

Whether you want to support the athlete “the vaulting horse” in a preventative capacity, treat an acute or abating injury, or treat your leisure partner horse with a soothing wellness chill-out: Cold therapy with emcools HypoCarbon® cooling boots (Arlberg or Alaska) is a wonderful solution.

We recommend application of the emcools HypoCarbon® cooling boots on the hind legs of the vaulting horse after an event.

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 regeneration 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”

Working Equitation


Endurance Riding and Arabian Thoroughbreds