Ice Horse Tendon Wraps
Great tendon ice boots!
These are really nice tendon ice boots. They are very easy to fill with the ice packs and apply to the legs. The velcro holds very well. I place these on my horses front legs after every ride for about 15 min. I can leave him alone in his stall with these on and not have to worry about them slipping down or any other issues. They are very convenient especially for daily use.
May 6, 2013
I really like the Ice Horse Wraps but I think there alittle expensive, and they do slip down if you have a high injury.
May 6, 2013
Great Alternative to Cold Hosing
I have a horse recovering from a Deep Digital Flexor Tendor injury and I use these ice boots four times a day (before and after hand walking). Overall I have been very pleased with them and they are much more convenient than cold hosing. I have found that it works best to put the gel packs in the boot and freeze the whole thing as the frozen packs will not go into the mesh liners without tearing them. I also recommend that you do not leave a horse unattended while icing as the boot can slip and become damaged if they step on it. I also wet my horse's leg before icing to increase the cooling action. Overall I'm very pleased.
March 4, 2013
Worked like a charm!
My horse recently got a moderate tear in her check ligament and was put on stall rest until further notice. I was given a topical ointment to bring down the swelling, but the swelling stayed and over time she got wind puffs and more swelling throughout the leg. I decided it was time to try something different. I only used these boots 2-3 times a week for about 20-30 minutes and within the first two weeks the swelling decreased greatly! Her leg looks much much better and the heat has been reduced as well. I couldn't be happier with the results.
The boots don't look as nice and tidy as they do in the picture above, but they work and that's all that matters to me. They are also a little awkward unless your horse will stand still and let you put them on, in which case they aren't too difficult at all! The boots also slip down a bit if the horse walks or paws, but they are easy enough to fix that it isn't a problem.
I can't wait to use these, and the hock boots, once she gets back into work to help reduce strain in the future! I would recommend these to anyone!
February 18, 2013
Better than cold hosing
I bought these for my horse who has a deep digital flexor tendon injury. After freezing temperatures made cold hosing impossible, I invested in a set of these. I found it best to put the gel packs into the boots and then freeze the whole thing together. If you freeze the packs and then try to insert them, they don't fit and you'll tear the netting. I also find that it takes about a half hour for the packs to soften up enough to mold to the leg but that you can still get a good icing if they're a bit hard. I don't recommend icing unattended as they start to loosen as the gel warms up and could slip.
February 11, 2013
WOW, loooove these. My 13 y/o Oldenburg has chronic thickening and frequent stocking up of his hind suspensories. I use these at shows or after a hard jumping lesson and it works wonders for him. My routine is to brush his legs off, apply these for 10-20 min, then give a rub down with Sore No More, follow by standing bandages with Wilker's quilts (+/- a poultice for really hard days). Yes, it's a process, but there's a reason my guy is still sound and happy after a looong career as an A/O hunter, even with his funky legs!
January 31, 2013