Equi Cool Down Announces Cool New Products for the Comfort of Performance and Recreational Horses
Jacksonville, FL (February 3, 2014) – As most equestrians know, when their horses give their best, whether inside the show ring, in a training arena, or out on the trail, they usually work up quite a sweat. And just like human athletes, horses deserve a well-earned break and way to cool down and relax after a hard work out. However, for horses, the chance to cool down isn’t just something they enjoy, it’s something they absolutely need. Now it is easier than ever for equine athletes to get the cool relief they need thanks to an innovative new line of products from Equi Cool Down. These amazing products are made from a patent-pending textile technology that uses an advanced hyper-evaporative material. When activated by applying water, the wrap will drop up to 22 degrees colder than the outside temperature, providing for gradual, non-invasive cooling.
“Your horse’s normal body temperature is 98.5 to 101 degrees Fahrenheit,” explains Eleanor Kellon, VMD, in her article, Six Cool-Down Strategies for Your Horse. “His body temperature rises as he exerts himself. To avoid reaching temperatures that can damage his brain and organs, he must be able to get rid of that heat.” She goes on, “Your horse has several ways to stay cool. Some of the heat is transferred to the air exiting his lungs. The remainder is carried to the skin surface by the bloodstream. Blood vessels very close to the surface of the skin dilate, and dissipate heat through conduction (transfer of heat from body to the cooler air), convection (the movement of hot air away from the body’s surface, replacing it with cooler air), and evaporation (of sweat is absolutely necessary for efficient heat removal).” Aiding the process of this critical cool-down period has been a challenge for many horse owners for a variety of reasons. Whether it’s lack of a water source to hose the horse down, or wet towels quickly turning into warm moisture after lying on hot skin, the rider’s job of cooling down their horse hasn’t been an easy one ..until now.
Jennifer Campbell, president of Equi Cool Down, has over 20 years of experience in the equine world, decided to bring these revolutionary products to the equestrian industry to fill a need for efficient, hassle free cooling. Now, by using Equi Cool Down’s Equine Body Wrap, Equine Leg Wrap and Equine Neck Wrap products, horse owners can easily cool down their hard-working equine partners anytime, anywhere and lessen the worry of their horse overheating. Made from a patent-pending textile technology that uses an advanced hyper-evaporative material, the wrap will drop up to 22 degrees colder than the outside temperature when activated by water, and immediately begin reducing the horse’s body temperature. The cooling effect can last for hours! Water is absorbed by the multi-fiber weave, which regulates how long it takes the water to evaporate, feeling cold longer.
In fact, Equi Cool Down received rave reviews from www.ProEquineGrooms.com, a resource for professional equestrian grooms and riders. The reviewer on the site noted that Equi Cool Down’s vast product line did just as the name entails: cooled things down. From a hot yoga class to a horse’s hock, the revolutionary cooling products consistently stayed cold, and were easy to use. To read the entire review, visit the link below: http://www.proequinegrooms.com/index.php/resources/product-reviews/equi-cool-downs-products-for-people-and-horses/
Equi Cool Down wraps are safe to place directly on the horse, with no barrier needed. With these amazing wraps, gone are the days of continuous hosing and scraping. Simply wet the wrap with water of any temperature from any source – even just a spray bottle, and wave it around to activate the cooling effect. Keeping the wrap wet is the key to all-day coolness. Equi Cool Down wraps are truly the most innovative product to hit the equine market.
The Equine Body Wrap is great for the recreational rider who wants to improve the comfort of their horse, or the competition rider who needs rapid stabilization of core temperature to give the horse a more competitive edge due to quicker recovery from exertion. The versatile “one-size-fits-most” design using flexible and adjustable leg and chest straps holds the wrap in place while allowing the horse to move with minimal restraint.
The Equine Leg Wrap is perfect for riders who are out on the trail without a refrigerator! With a few of these wraps packed in a saddlebag, easy treatment for inflammation, strains, sprains or even insect bites is close at hand. Also, the versatile design using an exclusive spandex/Velcro combination, allows the wrap to fit snugly (but not too tight) on hock joints or fetlocks, and they won’t slide down like cold compresses or ice packs rigged with traditional leg wraps. The Equine Neck Wrap provides gradual, non-evasive cooling for neck soreness, post-injection swelling or overall cooling via the jugular. The unique design using adjustable spandex straps holds the neck wrap in place without being too tight.
With the Equi Cool Down wraps, no refrigeration is needed. Simply wet, wring and wave the wrap around to activate the cooling effect. These wraps are reusable and washable, and the durable material can be hand or machine washed separately. Even in high temperatures, the wraps’ cooling effect lasts for hours, and if kept wet, the cooling will last all day. With cool downs being this easy, horse owners everywhere can now give their horses the care they not only want and need, but the comfort they deserve after giving it their best.
For more information on the Equi Cool Down wraps or to place an order or find a dealer location, visit www.equicooldown.com, and to read a recent article about how Equi Cool Down saved a horse’s life, visit http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/local/equestrian-product-helps-quickly-cool-horses-body-/nb7Ht/.
Photo: Equi Cool Down’s amazing products are made from a patent-pending textile technology that uses an advanced hyper-evaporative material. When activated by applying water, the wrap will drop up to 22 degrees colder than the outside temperature, providing for gradual, non-invasive cooling. (Photo courtesy of Equi Cool Down)
Jennifer Campbell President – Equi Cool Down 904 233 4315 Jennifer@equicooldown.com