The requirements we place on the immature structure and musculoskeletal system on the young racehorse demands preventative and continued management throughout their racing career.
At the gallop, the racehorse inhales over 1600 litres of air per minute; blood diverts from the digestive system to increase the supply to the muscles by 70 fold; heart rate soars from a resting 30, to 220-240 beats per minute; force through the forearm increases to 4500 kg and stride lengthens to cover over 16 metres per second. This physical demand places enormous strain on all the body systems.
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Voted “Best New Horse Product in the World” in 2000 BETA UK, Trainers world wide love how Equissage provides a full body workout, equivalent to a 10km walk for their horse. Equissage gently penetrates through 4 foot of bone and 2 foot of tissue to provide the following benefits to Thoroughbred horses:
- Increased blood flow to improve the supply of oxygen to the muscles, reduce muscle trauma and speed up recovery
- Improved lymphatic drainage to remove lactic acid and encourage water consumption
- Relaxation of the muscles to relieve pain, unlock tension and keep muscle soft and supple
- Improved joint mobility allowing horse to move more freely and increase length of stride