Equilibrium Products Magnetic Chaps (Equine)
Suitable for all horses and ponies to support mobility, aid joint function and maintain healthy tendons.
- Includes 4 movable VITAflex® magnets to place where your horse needs them.
- Use overnight as part of your horses’ daily routine for maintaining leg health.
- Ideal 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.
- 2-year guarantee.
- Supplied in pairs.
Take a closer look at the Magnetic Boots for horses.
Our Magnetic Boots are designed to fit from coronet band and extend to below the knee. The ergonomic shape combined with the soft inner lining ensure a comfortable fit for your horse. This is extremely important as the boots are designed to be left on overnight and/or for substantial periods of time. Four Vitaflex® 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.
Why use Magnetic Boots?
Magnets have been used on both horses and humans for many, many years. Magnetic fields have been seen to sustain good blood flow and can therefore help to optimise leg health. Supporting leg health benefits joint mobility and function, and also helps to maintain strong tendons.
When should Magnetic Boots be used for horses?
- 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.
- Horses on box rest, standing in for long periods of time or on limited turnout.
- General knocks and bumps.
Why does Equilibrium Products use Vitaflex® magnets and how do they work?
The body’s cells have electromagnetic properties which means they can be energised by a magnetic field. Vitaflex® magnets present two alternating poles to the body, negative and positive, making them different to standard Neodymium magnets, which present only one pole. These strong, circular and permanent magnetic fields of alternating pole sequences penetrate into the body tissue.
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
|Suitable for use during pregnancy?||NO|
|Complies with Jockey Club/ FEI Rules||YES|
|Warnings||Do not apply Vitaflex® magnets on open wounds, bruises, areas of inflammation or for the first 5 days following steroid injections.|
|Suitable for Donkeys||Yes|
|My Horse Is...||Competing|
|My Horse Has...||Filled Legs, Stiffness, Tired Legs|
|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.