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    03-08-2012, 12:25 PM
  #1
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magnetic sheets

I know you guys probably think I'm crazy but... well... Looking for comments on this sheet:

Horse's mesh sheet-sore-stiff-muscles

Does anyone have one? Use one similar? Do they work?
     
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    03-08-2012, 06:31 PM
  #2
Trained
Magnetic products are very popular over here and used largely by competitive riders. You can get magnetic everything! Bell boots, fetlock boots, paddock boots, knee/hock boots plus the rugs. They get the blood circulating more effeciently, and have been found to help with arthritis and other joint and soft tissue ailments.
Beause they move blood around, you don't want to put them on any fresh internal injuries, such as tendon or ligament tears as it will increase swelling and bleeding. However once scar tissue has formed, magnetic products will help speed heeling time.

Same thing for muscles, a lot of people put a magnetic rug on for a few hours at a time to get blood flowing freely through muscles. It warms the muscles up, so its good for gently cooling the horse after working, or to prepare the muscles before working.
     
    03-08-2012, 07:47 PM
  #3
Yearling
I found this one.....Dura-Tech® Magnetic Sheet in Stable Sheets at Schneider Saddlery

I have been considering getting one for my boys for after workouts.
     
    03-08-2012, 08:34 PM
  #4
Foal
When working at a competitive hunter/jumper show barn a couple years back they had a sheet like this and it was amazing to watch even the most high strung/tense horses almost fall asleep in the crossties when the blanket had been on for only 10 minutes. I am unsure if all the benefits they claim are true but I can tell you the horses seem to really love it.. A LOT haha and they do seem extremely relaxed after the treatment, if you can afford it (they are pricey) I would recommend getting one, can't promise it will do miracles but you will probably have a happy relaxed pony :-p
     
    03-08-2012, 08:37 PM
  #5
Yearling
My Mom was a real health nut. We had magnetic beds and blankets when I was a kid. No idea if they did anything lol
     
    03-08-2012, 10:18 PM
  #6
Yearling
The BOTs I believe are not Magnetic...

I personally would LOVE to own BOT sheet along with a couple sets of the No-Bows, but that is when I win the Mega Millions lol.

I do however use Magnetic products and have had results. I use a DuraTech Mag. Sheet on my gelding the night before he runs and it stays on till we tack up to go warm up. It really relaxes him and he looks like a stoner lol gets super relaxed and loves to wear it and he runs harder and stronger. I also used it on a few other horses with great results, along with the hock wraps I used on my mare and seen a big difference in her performance.

I find them to work wonders but sometimes depending on the horse it does nothing for them. But the BOT are VERY high quality product and worth every penny, I know a few pros that use the BOT products and they work wonders on keeping their horses going strong throughout the year.
     
    03-08-2012, 10:30 PM
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Originally Posted by CecilliaB    
I found this one.....Dura-Tech® Magnetic Sheet in Stable Sheets at Schneider Saddlery

I have been considering getting one for my boys for after workouts.

I saw that one on ebay(same price tho) and I came on here looking for opinions. My TB is tense in the back and I wonder if it would help her muscles relax a bit. She also is very prone to ulcers and I'm wonder if it would help with them.
     
    03-08-2012, 10:33 PM
  #8
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Originally Posted by Rachel1786    
I saw that one on ebay(same price tho) and I came on here looking for opinions. My TB is tense in the back and I wonder if it would help her muscles relax a bit. She also is very prone to ulcers and I'm wonder if it would help with them.
Magnetic products may help slightly - however tension through the back is something that isn't going to be fixed until the horse starts working through the back, rather than bracing the back and moving the legs (very typical TB!!). But a magnetic rug would certainly help to ease a little tension and soreness from moving with a stiff back.
     
    03-09-2012, 08:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Kayty    
Magnetic products may help slightly - however tension through the back is something that isn't going to be fixed until the horse starts working through the back, rather than bracing the back and moving the legs (very typical TB!!). But a magnetic rug would certainly help to ease a little tension and soreness from moving with a stiff back.
Maybe I'll have to try it out and see if it makes a difference. I've kinda gone way over budget with my horse spending lately so I'm not sure if I want to yet lol
     
    03-09-2012, 09:48 PM
  #10
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I've actually seen the duratechs at shows before and always wondered. Kayty, a major part of his back pain was from my western trainer saddle, it was hurting him. My new saddle is a fit. The rest of the pain though I fear is going to be chronic as he fractured his pelvis as a baby. He is on adequan and does get chiropractic work done. He is on Magnesium and also I've ordered smartflex w/ my next shipment. I am just being one of those freak owners that is going to try everything. I'm even tempted to try accupuncture. He doesn't complain about his back hurting and doesn't get nasty, I can tell though when it bothers him.....
     

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