Versatility horses are best compared to triathletes. In a weekend tournament they accomplish dressage, show jumping, and a cross country obstacle course. To succeed in versatility, the contestants must command the quadrant, the cross and the parcours. The key to the versatility success is the mutual trust between rider and horse as well as a healthy hardened horse able to deliver top performances in all disciplines.
Up until today Versatility is known as the “crowning discipline of riding”.
The professional riders are well equipped at tournaments with mini-freezers at their disposal. It’s imperative to keep the equine athlete in top shape. Healthy horse legs are the most valuable asset of the horse owner.
After a cross country ride it is very important to cool the horse and its legs.
Many versatility-horses of amateur riders 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 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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