Western riding, which was originally the work of American cowboys, is enjoying an increase in popularity among leisure riders as well as competitive riders. The cross country and leisure riders are happy with the easy and safe handling of the Western horses with their pleasant gait and the casual fit of Western equipment. The tournament riders are enthusiastic about the diverse disciplines within the Western style.
What appears to be easy, effortless perfection actually requires a lot of training and sensitivity. The various disciplines were developed on the ranch where horses such as the Quarter horse, Paints, and Appaloosas are still used today. Warm blooded Haflinger and Ponies have also proven their capabilities as a Western horse in Europe.
In Western riding there is a lot of strain put on the fore and hind legs through rollbacks, quick-spins and spectacular sliding stops. Therefore it is very common with International Western riders to cool their Western horses after strenuous exercises. 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.
Many Western 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”