Equilibrium Products Magnetic Chaps (Equine)
Magnets where YOU want to support mobility, aid joint function, and maintain healthy tendons.
Ideal for horses prone to fluid filled legs in the stable, those with chronic tendon problems, splints, bone chips, and general knocks and bumps.
- Includes four movable magnets to place where your horse needs them.
- Use overnight as part of your horses’ daily routine for maintaining leg health.
- Recommended for ridden horses, veterans, on box rest/standing in for long periods of time.
- Use as an alternative to stable bandages to keep the legs warm and maintain circulation.
- 1-year guarantee.
- Supplied in pairs.
Do not apply magnets on open wounds, bruises, areas of inflammation or for the first 5 days following steroid injections.
What is the material used within the Magnetic Boots for horses?
Equilibrium Magnetic Boots are made of a nylon inner and outer, with polyester fill. The fill provides enough warmth and padding but is not too thick, so the boot remains flexible and comfortable, while providing some warmth but not overheating the legs.
The inner layer is completely Velcro receptive too, so that the magnets can be placed anywhere throughout the boots.
Four magnets are supplied with each pair of boots. They are reasonably thin and flat, yet extremely flexible. This allows them to mould to the horses’ legs, should they need to be placed over a joint. Supplied in a small pouch, they can be placed anywhere within the magnetic boot lining with the simple hook and loop attachment. This allows you to target the magnets exactly where your horse needs them.
Which magnets are used and how do they work?
The body’s cells have electromagnetic properties which means they can be affected by a magnetic field. The magnets used in our Magnetic Chaps for horses and present two alternating poles to the body, negative and positive, making them different to standard Neodymium magnets, which present only one pole. These strong, linear, and permanent magnetic fields of alternating pole sequences penetrate into the body tissue.
When should these Magnetic Boots for horses be used?
- Every day as part of your horses’ daily routine for maintaining leg health. Usually overnight or in the day when stood in.
- For horses in work from hacking to competition. This includes horses returning to work or retraining.
- For older horses or those who are slow to warm up.
- Ideal for horses who suffer from arthritis.
- Horses on box rest, standing in for long periods of time or on limited turnout.
- General knocks and bumps.
How do I care for the Magnetic boots?
Machine washable at 30 degrees, so you can quickly and easily clean your boots. The Equilibrium Hook Cleaner Brush can also help keep your straps debris free and prolong their life.
How long will the magnets last?
The magnets will not become less efficient over time.
Can I wash the magnets?
The magnets themselves CANNOT be washed. The Magnetic Chaps can be washed on a cool wash with a non-biological detergent. The magnets should be removed from the protective pockets prior to washing to avoid accidental damage to the washing machine and the magnets.
Can the Magnetic Chaps be worn for turnout?
The Magnetic Chaps should only be worn in the stable and not worn for turnout as the Chaps are not designed for outdoor use. Magnets work best when the horse is at rest.
Can I use Magnetic Chaps when my horse has mud fever?
We advise waiting until your horses’ mud fever has cleared up before using Magnetic Chaps. This is because magnets should not be used on open wounds or if there is any risk of infection.
Can I put the Magnetic Chaps on wet legs?
For comfort reasons, we would recommend towel drying horses’ legs thoroughly before putting the Magnetic Chaps on.
Getting the correct size is so important with chaps.
Small: Pony (13.3hh - 14.2hh). Cannon Width: 18-20 cms/7-8 ins, Length of Wrap: 35cm
Medium: Large Pony/Small Horse (14.2hh - 16hh). Cannon Width: 20-22 cms/8-9 ins, Length of Wrap: 36cm
Large: Horse (16hh - 16.3hh). Cannon Width: 22 - 24 cms/8.5-9.5 ins, Length of Wrap: 37cm
Extra Large: Large Horse (16.3hh +). Cannon Width: 24 - 26 cms/9.5-10 ins, Length of Wrap: 37.5cm
|No Applicator included
|My Product Must Be...
|Free From Prohibited Substances
|My Horse Has...
|Filled Legs, Stiffness
|Do not apply Vitaflex® magnets on open wounds, bruises, areas of inflammation or for the first 5 days following steroid injections.
|Suitable for Donkeys
|Instructions for use
|Apply around the horses legs when they are stabled.
Store in a dry place away from extreme temperatures. For example, avoid storing the magnets in a very cold place such as a tack room during winter, as the magnets may lose their flexibility.