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Evendura Ice Wraps
Posted November 27, 2007
Ice Horse Evendura Low Knee to Pastern Fetlock Wraps with First+ Ice Inserts
The wonderful thing about this product is the First+Ice Inserts. They are a non-gel reusable pack that does not freeze to be impossibly stiff. Other ice inserts are often so stiff that when you try to bend them around the horses’ legs; they break and leak. Or they don’t really come in contact with the leg until a certain amount of melting has occurred.
First+Ice is squishy and will form around the leg. These little babies also fit into teeny weenie freezers. You can stuff a bunch of them into the mini refrigerator freezer in your hotel room and take them with you to the show the next morning. If I know that I am at a show where there is a mini fridge in the room (some Hampton Inns, etc.,) I don’t bring the show freezer with me. I will freeze them in the room at night, and then put them into my ice cooler when I leave until I need them during the day.
When I received the products to test, I wondered which horse was going to need to be iced. My daughter’s Young Rider horse turned out to be the perfect candidate. He was a 17year old borrowed horse, owned by a veterinarian. This horse was iced after every ride in every competition and at home while we had the delight of having him. During the time he was with us we wanted to make certain he was well cared for and well prepared for the NAYRC. The owner was quite happy with how he was being iced. The horse was notoriously quirky about his hind legs and never got the hock wraps to budge.
I am now using the Knee to Fetlock wrap on my older Grand Prix horse. He was kicked on the knee by a young horse and his leg is swollen all the way to the fetlock. I am so relieved that I can ice the whole thing!
Economical, starting at $45
Stays in place
Forms to the leg
Easy to use
First+Ice inserts need to be replaced periodically.
Once again, MacKinnon has a great product. I can’t imagine wanting or needing anything other than these.
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