Can you ride in magnetic boots? Or any suggestions?
I may have asked this before but it was a while back and i can't remember.
I have a pair of bio flow magnetic boots, some "new" (brand name) magnetic boots and a wrap around magnetic knee boot. I just wondered if you can ride in any of them or if there for stable/ turnout only? If not, does anyone know of anything I could use, or even if there is anything on the market for use on riding a horse with creaky joints?
From what my physio friend says you should not ride/travel/turnout in magnetic anything. As the whole idea is that the magnets increase the bloodflow the risk is if the horse injures himself he will overbleed. For this reason she also advised against me using magnets for at least 12 hours after XC.
For creaky joints we use joint suppliments, regular massage, regular turnout on level fields, magnetic therapy in stable (only before exercise) and correct suppling and schooling followed by stretching exercises to promote muscle development that supports the joints.
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Ive always been told no as the magents draw blood to an area and increase bloodflow, which also causes heat, which during exercise the blood is flowing more and there is more heat naturally and magenets can cause over heating and make tendons overlly flexible and cause cause them to strain
have you got him on any joint supplements at the moment? how often do you use the magnet boots and is there anything else you do with him to help keep him loose and supple