I’ve seen so many posts in the past few weeks about this very topic, and the truth is, I have the very same issue with Blue. Last year for weeks I had to bandage him all round to help reduce the swelling when he first came in, but it was both time consuming morning and night (I’m no groom with superfast bandaging skills!), as well as giving me extreme paranoia about whether I’d done the bandages well enough; too tight, too loose, or with pressure points.
Introducing ‘Equisox’ from FMBs Therapy Systems. They are a seriously clever compression sock, which provide all the benefits of bandaging, but are superior in a number of ways, including;
- Even pressure. You never have to worry about causing pressure points because they act like a second skin rather than wrapping several times over
- Smart fabric promotes ‘thermoregulation’, which means the leg remains a safe temperature and doesn’t overheat, as well as wicking away any moisture
- Simply zip on and off in seconds saving valuable minutes
These are a brilliant invention to prevent swelling by supporting good circulation. This means that if you can’t turn out because of the weather / state of the field, or if your horse is on box rest, these could be a real life saver. Not only that but they have a whole host of other uses, making them serious value for money. Use them;
- After exercise to minimise swelling /inflammation and the risk of injury
- Whilst travelling for extra support
- After cold treatments to keep the legs cooler for longer
- To wick away moisture from wet legs
- Over the top of poultices/dressings in the stable to keep clean and dry
Equisox are designed by a British Sports Medicine Specialist, and have been trialled and endorsed by equine vets and physios. These are a cracking investment and I for one am delighted to not have to think about bandaging again!
FMBs Therapy Systems are currently offering £5 off the price as well as free postage which equates to a saving of around £10.50 per pair. They are also available as presents; simply place your order as a gift and receive a voucher package instead.
To take advantage of this limited special offer, contact FMBs directly on Tel: 01628 472440 / 07885 539312. email: or read further information on Equisox here.