Conclusions: In healthy horses, magnetic blankets did not induce additional significant effects on muscle blood flow, skin temperature, MNTs and behaviour when compared with nonmagnetic blankets.
Next, what weight blanket should I use for my horse? Temperatures between 20° and 30°F will need a medium-weight to heavyweight blanket and below 20°F will require a heavyweight blanket or extra heavy blanket with 300-400g of polyfill. For horses that have been full-body clipped, you will need to blanket more heavily.
Thus, when should I take my horse off the blanket?
Blanket Fit Make sure blankets are kept dry and do not put a blanket on a wet horse; wait until the horse is dry before blanketing. Or take a wet blanket off a horse to keep it from becoming chilled. Days that the temperature becomes warm remove the blanket so the horse does not sweat and become wet under the blanket.
What is the warmest horse blanket?
Medium-weights are the most commonly used turnout blanket, as many un-clipped, healthy horses do well with this blanket weight. Heavy Turnout Blankets – With 300-400 grams of fill, these are the warmest turnout blankets available.
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021
Weatherbeeta Therapy Tec Standard Neck Blanket, Black/Silver/Red, 78"
Versatile: Breathable and wickable fleece with anti-pill finish
Comfort: Ceramic lining over shoulders back and quarters along with Cozi-collar for additional comfort
Adjustable: Buckle front closure with touch tape, Low cross surcingles
Easy to Use: Tail cord
Health: Increases circulation, Speeds up recovery, and Enhances muscle function
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Dura-Tech Magnetic Horse Sheet â€“ Navy Size 68 | 90 Unipolar Magnets | 350 D Lightweight Mesh | Equine Therapeutic Covering | Accelerate Recovery for Soreness & Inflammation
FASTER HEALING & RECOVERY – Increase blood flow which reduces inflammation and eases soreness in the size 68 Navy sheet
MAGNET THERAPY – 90 individual elements measure 1100 GAUSS which is low to medium penetration and are sewn into neoprene pockets
GREAT FOR ALL AGES – The lightweight mesh sheet / blanket is ideal for treating arthritic discomfort while also helping alleviate muscle tightness and stiffness due to exertion or injury
EASY TO PUT ON - Features an open front with surcingle closure and hind leg straps which go on with a snap
START SLOW – Place on horse for 30-minute intervals at the beginning of use and gradually increase time to achieve desired results. DO NOT exceed 8 hours of continuous use or have on when exercising
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021
Horseware Sportz-Vibe Horse Blanket Medium
Lightweight and portable
Ideal as a warm up or recovery blanket
Adjustable front to fit three different horse sizes
Vibration panels can be placed in four different areas on blanket
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021
Weatherbeeta Comfitec Stable Blanket with Therapy-Tec Channel Quilt Detach-A-Neck Medium Black/Red/Silver 78"
A 600 denier channel quilted outer with 220g polyfill.
Includes ceramic lining over the shoulders back and quarters.
Speeds up recovery
Enhances muscle function
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
Professionals Choice Blanket Magnetic Therapy 78 White PCMB
Over 80 strategically placed magnets
Each magnet has been sewn into place for maximum healing benefits
Uses healing effects of magnets to the body area
Fleece patch over the withers prevents the mane from being rubbed out
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021
Ice Horse Back Blanket for Equine Therapy - Comes with 10 Ice Packs Inserts
Easy to use Ice Horse Back Blanket with reusable inserts provides uniform compression and coverage to reduce soreness, inflammation and heat.
Ice packs mold to the horses back for maximum coverage and stay cold for over 2 hours.
Ice packs are reusable. When you are done, simply place your packs back in the freezer. Within hours they are ready to use again.
Surcingle’s are made with anti migration fabric. Our unique breathable fabric keeps the Back Blanket in place on the and the ice compressed against the area being treated.
Specially designed Velcro closures allow for a secure tight fit every time. Removal is easy – no yanking or jerking on the tabs to undo.
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
Weatherbeeta Comfitec Turnout Blanket Premier with Therapy-Tec Detach-A-Neck Medium Black/Red/Silver 84"
Outer Material: A strong 1000 denier ballistic nylon outer shell with Teflon coating that is waterproof and breathable.
Inner Material: Includes ceramic lining over the shoulders back and quarters.
Blood Flow: Increases circulation
Healing: Speeds up recovery
Enhances: Muscle function
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
ECLT-5-66-C Gospel's Small Light Therapy Pad (Small)
Safe, Effective Affordable. Great for horses, dogs, cats and all animals. Delivers the same therapeutic energy as a LASER at a fraction of the cost!
PROVEN THERAPY. Our unique fabric is infused with far-infrared nanoparticles which emits far-infrared wavelengths. Far-Infrared rays are a low-range, invisible ray of light on the electromagnetic spectrum that have been clinically proven to stimulate blood circulation and reduce inflammation—Ultimately, helping to reduce pain and increase mobility.
DUAL THERAPY. The Rejuvenate SmartHood is constructed with far-infrared infused lycra and therapeutic magnets. The magnets are medical-grade, neodymium (NORTH/Negative side facing) with a surface strength of 1100 gauss. Through the naturally occurring Iron in our blood, these magnets are effective by pulling the horses’ blood to those targeted areas, serving as a stimulant for therapy. Each magnet is enclosed in a soft cushion targeting areas like the TMJ point, GV24, neck, shoulders and poll.
EASY MAINTENANCE. Our premium Rejuvenate Smarthood is easy to clean. The quick dry, hygroscopic fabric technology helps regulate body temperature. Machine washable with cold water and a mild detergent, then line dry.
EASY TO USE. If your horse has not been exposed to magnetic and/or far-infrared therapy, we recommend an introduction period of 1-2 hours per day for the first week. Slowly increase wear time up to 12 hours per day (or as needed). Use in the stable or with a turnout rug.
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BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
Back on Track Therapeutic Fleece Blanket Black 81
Horses with tired or sore back and shoulder muscles experience relief from this soft heat therapy as well as horses with cold backs.
The lush fleece material keeps out chills and dries your horse quickly after a ride.
Through better circulation, magnets can increase the blood flow in the inflamed regions, leading to better, quicker healing, alongside causing a reduction in any swelling or redness. Calming effects: Magnetic therapy causes magnetic waves to travel through the body, which leads to the relaxation of our soft tissues.
Two physicists searching for a novel way to prevent heart attacks and strokes have discovered that strong magnetic fields can dramatically reduce the thickness, or viscosity, of blood flowing through a tube.
There is a huge difference in pricing for PEMF systems. Units intended for use at home can range from $350 all the way up to $14,000 and well beyond. Full-body systems will cost more, but they also treat more of the body.
If it's 40 degrees, your horse probably only needs a lightweight blanket. If it's 10 degrees below zero, he might prefer a heavyweight blanket. Sweating in a blanket on a hot day can be just as problematic as wearing a non-waterproof blanket in wet weather. Remove your horse's blanket and groom on a regular basis.
In the absence of wind and moisture, horses tolerate temperatures at or slightly below 0° F. If horses have access to a shelter, they can tolerate temperatures as low as -40° F. But horses are most comfortable at temperatures between 18° and 59° F, depending on their hair coat.
In fact, horses in good body condition can withstand temperatures down to -40 degrees Fahrenheit without difficulty. However, problems can occur when strong winds ruffle the horse's hair and disturb the insulating layer of warm air trapped beneath it.
They may shiver. However, shivering is also just a perfectly normal way to warm up, so a warm horse may shiver for a short while when he is cold and be happy. The cold horse will be seen shivering much more frequently or when all the other horses are not.
Turnout sheets are designed for horses to wear for protection from wet weather or mud during cool temperatures. They are usually too warm for horses to wear during hot, summertime temperatures, but they don't provide warmth in cold temperatures. Weigh the benefits of using a turnout sheet for a particular horse.
As you are trying to choose the right horse blanket, it's important to look at how much fill is in the blanket as this will determine how warm the blanket will be. The fill is usually made of either Polyfill or Fiberfill and is measured in grams; the higher the gram weight number is, the warmer the blanket should be.