Draper Therapies® Redesigns Western Saddle Pad with Focus on Comfort
Wellington, FL (February 4, 2013) – Draper Therapies®, a leading company providing holistic therapy products for animals and humans, is excited to introduce their redesigned Western saddlepad. As a result of suggestions from their valued Western riding customers, Draper is now offering a pad with a shorter spine (28”) that will provide more comfort for many Western Horses. Draper will continue to offer their original pad with a 32” spine as well, for larger horses.
Draper Equine Therapy Western Saddle Pads are made to increase circulation and oxygenation in the horse’s back during exercise or trail riding. The Western Pad is designed to not only make the horse comfortable by wicking away moisture from the body, but to also provide therapeutic relief. “Their durable construction makes them a must-have for anyone who is riding every day,” says Becky Shipps of Draper Therapies, about the Western Pads, “And whether they are riding in or out of the show ring, we support equestrians and their equine partners with our line of therapeutic horse and rider products – featuring the innovative textile, Celliant®.” Shipps continues to describe that the face and padding of pads are 100% wool, and the back is 50% wool and 50% Celliant® (Polyester). Celliant is the world’s most technologically advanced fiber that is a proprietary blend of minerals which have been extruded into a polyester fiber. Celliant encourages not only alleviation of pain and other negative symptoms, but an actual improvement of the body’s natural systems. Celliant’s oxygen studies were done independently by three separate doctors and all tests came to the same conclusion, that Celliant increases tissue oxygen levels which has been shown to increase performance, relieve pain and improve muscle recovery. One key mineral in Celliant is titanium dioxide which is a photocatalyst, or light absorbing mineral. Electromagnetic energy given off by the body is absorbed (typically in the infrared and visible light ranges) and then reemitted into the body with modified wavelengths. This energy is then able to reach more deeply into the tissue due to the increased refraction and light scattering properties of the minerals in Celliant than it would have otherwise. In the tissue, the energy vasodilates blood vessels and allows more oxygenated blood flow to reach poorly circulating areas. The increased blood flow and tissue oxygen levels help muscles and joints combat stiffness, soreness and edema caused by aging, injury or arthritis. Shipps also adds that because of the high amount of wool content, the Western Saddle Pads are the only Draper Therapy product that they recommend be professionally laundered.
Other Draper equestrian products include scientifically proven therapeutic horse blankets, boots, wraps and English saddle pads. Also, in addition to the horse products, Draper carries blankets, clothing and spa products for people. Draper plans to continue product development in all areas of equine, canine and human markets, and have assembled an impressive Advisory Board consisting of top-level equestrian competitors along with scientists and practitioners. Draper is dedicated to supporting all levels of equestrian sport. More information can be found by visiting their website at www.drapertherapies.com
Photo 1: Draper Therapies®, a leading company providing holistic therapy products for animals and humans, is excited to introduce their redesigned Western saddlepad. (Photo courtesy of Draper Therapies)
Photo 2: Draper Therapies product manager Becky Shipps with reiner John Ingram and Big Hollywood Cowboy, aka “Chubbs.” Chubbs is decked out in Draper’s redesigned Western saddlepad. (Photo courtesy of JRPR)
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