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    06-08-2011, 11:33 AM
Magic Cushion

I figured this would get more responses in the jumping forum because I don't think too many other disciplines are using it.
My farrier mentioned it yesterday and of course before purchase I would ask my vet too. I'm going to check out the tack store and see if there is a list of ingredients on it because the claims they make seem a bit much. And the "do not get in contact with eyes" screams capsaicin to me.
I'm wondering how this stuff works without testing. Is it just the sole supporting action and the turpentine pulling moisture out? Or do the active ingredients actually get absorbed? How effective is it in reducing heat and increasing performance?

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    06-08-2011, 11:47 AM
Im probably not reading it properly and being lazy or the one I had was a cushion that went under the shoe to support the foot my horse had a fractured pedal bone so it supported it and it was very good
    06-08-2011, 12:00 PM
Magic cushion is the brand name of a product marketed towards performance horses for its analgesic and anti inflammatory properties. It can be used therapeutically but I am just interested in it for an alternative to liniment or poultice at competitions and during training.
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    06-08-2011, 12:11 PM
Interesting question that I look forward to reading the answer to. Thanks for asking.
    06-08-2011, 12:11 PM
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Anna, I know you will, I'm really typing this thread subscriber benefits...

Before buying make sure it doesn't have anything slipped in that will effect a drug test, such as something that might be considered illegal by USEF standards that could be absorbed.
    06-08-2011, 12:18 PM
They claim on their website it doesn't test. I think there's capsaicin in it, which does test. But would it absorb through the hoof?
This is why I'm asking lol. I've heard some track guys claim the horses don't test, but I don't know I'd long term use would change that. My farrier had nothing bad to say about the stuff so I'd like to try it...
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    06-08-2011, 01:04 PM
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I just went to Smartpak who I trust pretty well. This is their write up:

Magic Cushion Xtreme uses a higher concentration of active ingredients than original Magic Cushion to provide faster, stronger relief for performance horses. Magic Cushion is the only anti-inflammatory and analgesic hoof packing available to the read more
equine athlete.

Magic Cushion has been proven efficatious in providing relief from the soreness resulting from the everyday rigors of training, laminitis, white line disease, pedal osteitis, abscesses, navicular syndrome, bruising, corns, canker and any concussive trauma to the hoof tissues.

Magic Cushion is formulated for use after hard work or the day before and all the days of athletic events. It is a natural product and will not test positive in any equine athletic discipline. 4lb

The reason I was concerned is that a friend of mine shows at the rated level hunter/jumper shows and she had some type of linament that her previous trainer insisted she used and when she moved to a new barn, the new trainer had a fit because it had an illegal substance in it that her previous trainer had to have known about.

Smartpak is partnered with USEF and others (including AQHA). The drug testers were at just about every show I attended last summer so I only shop through Smartpak. I don't want to make an innocent mistake.
    06-08-2011, 01:25 PM
That write up is the same from the m.c. Website.
Defs swinging by the tack shop tonight and I'll let you know if they have it and what's in it! I'm guessing its going to be Venetian turpentine and some type of gum, hopefully no capsaicin!
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    06-08-2011, 03:25 PM
Hey anebel, I have no idea what is in majic cushion but I just wanted to let you know that I was a groom at the track working with standardbreds. I had a couple of horses that I would pack their feet with this stuff the night before race day and never had any testing problems. Worked wonders on the ones with sore tootsies! I am pretty sure that it has nothing to do with adding support as a lot of the time the stuff would fall out overnight. Make sure the hoof is super dry before putting it in and try to squeeze a bit of the access moisture out of it as it is tough to get it to stay in. The best way to keep it in is to pack the foot with the majic cushion, cover that with a piece of paper(i liked to cut mine in the shape of the hoof haha) and wrap with vet wrap and electical tape to keep it in.
    06-08-2011, 03:39 PM
Thanks lolayla! Did it help at all with recovery time post racing and fluid build up or stocking up reduction?
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