Performance & Health Benefits
Injury Recovery / Rehab
Using Niagara Equissage speeds recovery from injuries and medical conditions, and promotes an overall healing condition in horses. The system is particularly beneficial for treating horses with:
Equine Rhabdomyolysis Syndrome (ERS) is a metabolic disorder that is linked to glycogen accumulation during rest. Read more
By definition laminitis in horses is the failure of the attachment between the distal phalanx (coffin bone) and the inner hoof wall. Read more
Lymphangitis in horses is an inflammation and/or swelling associated with impairment of the lymphatic system, particularly in a limb. Read more
Pedal Osteitis is inflammation of the distal phalanx (pedal bone). Read more
An abscess is a cavity containing pus, which is a collection of dead cells, bacteria, and other debris resulting from an infection. Read more
There are many different types of horse cuts and wounds. For example trauma can cause puncture, avulsion (flap of skin), incised, lacerated, abrasion or shear wounds. Read more
Arthritis is a condition involving inflammation of a joint, usually accompanied by pain, swelling, and stiffness. Read more
A bursal is an isolated fluid-filled sac. Some occur naturally at potential pressure points (e.g. point of hock) whereas others are acquired due to repetitive low grade trauma. Read more
Capped hock, elbows and knees are all bursal injuries and result from a direct trauma to the area. Read more
A diffusely enlarged leg below the knee or hock. Read more
Tendons and ligaments are dense bands of fibrous tissue composed mainly of collagen. Tendons connect muscle to bone, while ligaments connect bone to bone. Read more
The system of muscles, tendons and ligaments that allow the horse to ‘lock’ its lower leg joints with little muscular effort are known as the ‘stay apparatus'. Read more
A sore back in a horse can be caused by numerous factors. Read more
A ‘true’ splint in horses occurs when the interosseous ligament becomes damaged, leading to soft tissue inflammation and lameness. Read more
- "I find the horses love their treatment with the Niagara Equissage. I like the way the Back Pad massages the full body of the horse. We use it all the time and there are NO negatives."
- Team Fredericks Eventing
Over the past few years our results have been fantastic, with many top wins. This last season has included Olympic Team silver for Australia and winning the World Cup of Eventing for the second time, only 6 weeks after the Olympic Games in China! It’s vital that the horses remain healthy and happy if they are to perform at their best consistently. Two products have proven to be invaluable – AfterAce and Brandes Formula.
- The circulatory benefits I see from the Back Pad creates an essential foundation of muscle relaxation on which to work. TheHand Unit is very efficient in targeting specific areas prior to addressing muscle/soft tissue problems such as trigger or stress points. Niagara Equissage is an important partner in my work to achieve performance improvement for my clients.