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
- World Equestrian Games Reining Gold Medalist
"The Back Pad is part of our daily maintenance for all of our show horses and we have found it to be an invaluable part of our program. With regular use, our horses start out much softer throught their bodies; we have fewer incidents of back soreness and are much happier overall. I love that the unit is so portable and that it is very easy to use. Thank you for this quality product and for your support!
- "We use the Niagara Equissage pad on the horses every day, they are all much more supple, it is a very important part of their daily healthcare routine."
- Kentucky Derby Winning Trainer & Olympic Show Jumping Silver Medalist
"The Niagara Equissage is great for warming up and relaxing horses before daily training. We use it for pre-race warm up and for post-race stiffness. We also find that it works great on fillies that tie up."