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  • Use Cold post exercise. 
  • Use Hot for relaxation and warm up prior to exercise.
  • Use Hot and Cold Combined for muscle health after strenuous exercise.

Contains2 x Hot/Cold Packs and Pouches.

[if gte mso 9]> Normal 0 false false false EN-GB X-NONE X-NONE Description

Ice and hot pack for use with your Eqililbrium Magnetic Chaps or Back Pad or under bandages.

Cold packs are ideal for use after strenuousexercise such as upon completion of your cross country, show jumping ordressage. Or for minor knocks and bumps.

                                                                 Hot packs are ideal for warming up muscles before exercise. Also use tohelp maintain muscle health.

How to Use

Place the gel pack into the provided pouch and keep it in the pouch when inuse – only remove it when the pouch needs cleaning. Never place the gelpack directly onto the skin. Always use the provided protective pouch. 

COLD USE

Freeze the gel pack in it’s pouch for a minimum of 60 minutes. The pack canbe stored in the freezer until it is needed. The pack will quickly becomeflexible after being taken out of the freezer. Apply where required for aminimum of 10 minutes.  DO NOT use cold  prior to exercise.

HOT USE

Place the gel pack inside the pouch provided and lay flat in the microwaveon a high setting for 15-20 seconds only. If the desired temperature is notmet, increase the time by 5 second increments. Make sure the pouch is neverover heated. If the gel pack is frozen, the heating time may need to beincreased. Leave to stand for a minute and ensure the temperature iscomfortable before use. Apply for 20 minutes.

COMBINED

Alternate between cold and hot packs for 10 minutes each for 3 cycles.

FAQ's

Q) How do I heat the Hot & Cold Packs

Place the gel pack inside the pouch provided and lay flat in the microwaveon a high setting for 15-20 seconds only. If the desired temperature is notmet, increase the time by 5 second increments. Make sure the pouch is neverover heated. Leave to stand for a minute and ensure the temperature iscomfortable before use.

Q) How do I freeze the Hot & Cold Packs

Place the gel pack in the freezer inside it’s pouch for a minimum of 60minutes. The pack can be stored in the freezer until it is needed.

Q) How long should I use the Hot & Cold Packs for on my horse?

When the packs are cold they should be held in position for between 10 and15 minutes and then removed. It is important to remove cold packs as they startto thaw out and warm up because they will start have the opposite effect thatyou are trying to achieve.

When the packs have been heated they should be left in place for a minimumof 20 minutes. They will gradually cool down to body temperature and willtherefore become less effective but are unlikely to cause any adverse effects.If they are placed on the legs we advise removing them after 20 minutes (forcomfort reasons) but they could be left for longer periods in the back pad.

Q) Where do I put the Hot & Cold Packs?

The Hot & Cold Packs are designed to be placed anywhere within the Eqililbrium Magnetic Back Pad, Magnetic Chaps or the Hind and Hock Magnetic Chaps.

Q) When should I use heat?

[if gte mso 9]> Normal 0 false false false EN-GB X-NONE X-NONE Use heat when a warming effect is desired, whetherthis is before exercise or to soothe muscles. This is particularly useful forolder horses or those who are slow to warm up. It can also be of benefit tooptimise muscle condition in the healthy horse.

Q) When should I use cold?

Cold is most suited for use after exercise, especially strenuous exercisesuch as eventing, endurance, fast work, polo etc. Cold can also be used forminor knocks and bumps that have occurred during work or during turnout.

Q) Can I use the Hot & Cold Packs on myself?

Yes! Use in exactly the same way as you would for your horse.

Q) I don’t have any Equilibrium Magnetic products; can I still usethe Hot & Cold Packs?

Yes. The Hot & Cold Packs can be easily attached to the inside of afleece rug or held in place on the leg with a bandage or stable wrap.

Q) How long will the Hot & Cold Packs stay hot or cold for?

The Hot & Cold Packs will stay at temperature for up to an hour. Thiswill vary depending on ambient temperature. However, as detailed above they areonly required to stay at temperature for up to 20 minutes for heat therapy, andless when used cold.

Q) Can the Hot & Cold Packs be too hot?

Yes. After heating as per instructions check the temperature on your ownwrist. You should be able to hold it in place without it being uncomfortable.If the packs are heated for too long in the microwave they can burst.

Q) How do I avoid ice burn?

The Hot & Cold Packs should always be used inside the pouch provided.The material of the pouch has been especially chosen to reduce the risk of iceburn, but at the same time allowing sufficient heat/cold transfer.

Q) How can I keep the Hot & Cold Packs at the right temperatureif I don’t have facilities to heat or freeze at the yard?

Placing the packs in an insulated bag will help keep the packs hot/cold onyour way to the yard.

Q) Can I wash the pouches?

If you remove the Hot & Cold packs from their pouch, the pouch can bewashed inside out. We also suggest placing them inside a wash bag or a pillowcase.

Safety Information

  1. Do not use on open wounds/broken skin
  2. Do not use if infection could be present
  3. Do not use heat on a new injury (the first 48 hours)
  4. Do not use cold prior to exercise
  5. Do not overheat the gel pack as this might cause it to burst
  6. Never place the gel pack directly onto the skin without the protective pouch
  7. For external use only
  8. If gel fluid comes in contact with the skin or eyes, flush with water
  9. Do not use if pack is punctured or torn
  10. Keep out of reach of children
  11. Do not ingest gel fluid

Product Compatibility

To target exactly where the therapy is needed, the Hot & Cold Packseasily attach to the lining of:

  • Eqililbrium Magnetic Chaps
  • Eqililbrium Hind and Hock Magnetic Chaps
  • Eqililbrium Magnetic Back & Quarters Pad

Available in Pairs in One Size only

We are one of the largest independent retailers of Equilibrium in the UK. Our sales advisors use these products on a daily basis so are able to offer expert advice. If you need any assistance in selecting the right item for you or your horse please don't hesitate to contact us.