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~*~anebel~*~ 03-20-2012 11:13 AM

Back on Track
I finally broke down and spent a ridiculous amount of money on a Back on Track "summer sheet" for my horse. The instructions say it should be used for 4 hours a day for a couple days to get the horse used to the effects, but I board so its not really practical for me to drive out there twice in a day. So I have been putting it on for 30 minutes to an hour before and after I ride. Last night was my second use of the sheet in this manner and I was astounded by the dramatic results I am already seeing in my horse! His muscles were completely warmed up by the time I mounted up. I had a much looser, more able horse right off the bat and had a great ride.

I will update this as I use the product more, but as of right now I am very impressed by the Back on Track products!
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DuffyDuck 03-20-2012 11:21 AM

I love Back on Track.. my hat is by them with mips technology.. cost me €350, but you only get one head.. right? Smart enough for comps too.

Will be interested to read this as it goes on!

So can you explain the true use of it.. is it to assist warming the muscles of the horse prior to riding or...?

~*~anebel~*~ 03-20-2012 11:39 AM

It is supposed to use the IR heat from the body and reflect it back with the ceramics in the fabric to increase circulation and promote healing. It gets hot fast! But its not like sweaty hot, and Ro seems to really enjoy the effects. He gives a lot of releases with it on (chewing, stretching, etc..) which my RMT even has trouble getting sometimes. The reason you are supposed to introduce it slowly is because it can cause pain and swelling in areas with chronic issues, but as they heal this subsides.
What sold me on it is my friends husband who shattered his ankle in December and was in a lot of pain started using the ankle brace. He got almost instant relief and it has sped up his healing a lot. My friend swears by the stuff and has almost everything in the product line.
I don't think we can get the helmet here - which sucks - but I love my Kep :)
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DuffyDuck 03-20-2012 11:48 AM

I adore my helmet!

Back on Track Sverige | Ridhjälm EQ2

Comfiest, adjustable helmet I have ever owned (And I've owned a few!) Well worth the price, IMO.

Thats darn smart.. wonder if I can get the blanket, for Duffy, and stick my shoulder under it :P

That makes sense about the pain though, but I bet that's a god send in winter aha!

I won't even ask how much that set your bank account back.. I could probably buy my next horse with that money :S

~*~anebel~*~ 03-20-2012 11:54 AM

A shirt might actually be a good investment for you! I am actually thinking about buying that back brace... and emailing them to see if they are developing anything for equine TMJ...
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DuffyDuck 03-20-2012 11:59 AM

I've just been looking at them.. hmm.. will see what my MRI picks up first, as I may be having an Op... and then will save and boy one aha.. I like the bib idea, as that would cover my shoulder blade too.

I thought they were purely supports... goes to show how much attention I pay ;D

crimsonsky 03-20-2012 01:11 PM

i know my horse loves his BOT saddle pad but i bought the lap blanket (idr what they actually call it) for myself and didn't notice any benefits from it. :( i'd love to get one of the sheets or blankets and see how much of a difference that makes for my horses. :)

mildot 03-20-2012 01:36 PM

This thread's got me wondering about using one of those BOT reflective blankets or wraps on my screwed up shoulder.......

upnover 03-20-2012 02:37 PM

i've wondered about those blankets! the standing wraps are fabulous. noticed a big difference with one of my jumpers.

crimsonsky 03-20-2012 02:51 PM

this is the blanket i have for myself: heat therapy blanket relieves aches, pains

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