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    Default Do you cold hose/or ice after work If so, how?

    Do you cold hose or ice after work? What products do you use? Thinking of starting this after watching Dr. Clayton's presentation at the GDF.

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    I ice after work every time I know I pushed the horse a bit. I use ice boots (have some really nice ones who go all the way from the knee to the end of the hoof) for about 20min.



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    When I was rehabbing a suspensory in the summer, I used a Show Ready system. It's like a game ready but much better in my opinion!



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    After a hard ride or jump school, I use ice boots. I have a set of 4, one for each leg (MacKinnon) and also hock boots (Reitsport). I put them on while I untack, groom, putz around etc. Sometimes I will leave them on the horse in his stall while I ride the next horse. Cheap, easy!
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    I dont do anything. I only jump 3'0-3'6 at the most. I will sometimes wrap if he is going to be stabled over night, but he generally doesnt stock up and I usually have him turned out in the evenings after lessons.

    Does icing have any benefits to healthy tendons?



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    I ice my TB after a jump school, even though we are not jumping anything over 2'6" yet. he has scar tissue on his right hind so I ice his hind legs. if I have the 20 min to watch him (usually when I clean tack) I will put him on the game ready, but if not he gets hosed off and out on the patience tree to dry with professionals choice ice cells in a set of SMBs.



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    I used to cold hose after every strenuous workout, but now I use the IceVibe boots on my driving horse after every drive. I figure I have them, why not get full use out of them. And they're so easy to use, and nice to let them do their job for 20 min while I take care of rest of the horse.
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    I walk the horse in the creek if he's had a hard work. I just moved to a farm where there's no creek, so I guess it would make sense to get some ice boots!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SquishTheBunny View Post
    Does icing have any benefits to healthy tendons?
    If you've ever run or worked out hard and been sore, I think you would agree that a little ice can help even a "non injured" tendon after a strenuous workout. Helps reduce inflammation. My horse is older and has some arthritis and he will at times get a little stiff in the hocks and have slight swelling. The ice boots reduce that quickly and easily. I also use Sore No More linament and sometimes I will wrap/poultice.
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