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Helps to promote relaxation and improve flexibility. For use on muscle groups in the back, neck, quarters and hamstrings.

  • Battery operated 10-minute sessions in 3 intensities
  • Stimulates muscles by pulsing, vibration and stroking actions
  • Perfect before exercise as part of warm up
  • Can be used anytime as a rewarding treatment
  • Lightweight & portable
  • Easy to use, clean & store with included storage and carry bag
  • New high performance battery & universal charger*
  • 2 year product warranty 

Contains 1 x Equilibrium Massage Mitt, 1 x Storage Bag, 1 x Equilibrium Battery, 1 x Equilibrium Charger.

The Equilibrium Massage Mitt offers effective, affordable and easy to use massage for horses.

Using the Massage Mitt.

The Massage Mitt has three different settings, which can be selected easily from the mitt control panel. You can select the intensity of the program to suit your horses needs. Each program has three different types of massage: pulsing, vibration and stroking. This ensures the muscles are worked in different ways. Each session lasts 10 minutes which allows enough time for full coverage over the horses’ muscle groups.

The Massage Mitt can be easily incorporated into your warming up and cooling down routine.

The low setting can then be used as part of a gentle cool down.
The medium setting can be used to help warm muscles up prior to exercise or on a day off.
The high setting can be used for those horses that prefer a more intense massage.

It comes in a handy carry bag which makes it ideal for use at home, away or in the lorry. It is wipe clean, making it easy to care for. The bag also has useful storage spots for the battery and charger.

The Massage Mitt is the choice of many Olympians, World Champions, top producers, up and coming stars and amateurs. It can be used on its own or in conjunction with the Massage Pad, Magnetic Back Pad and Magnetic Chaps.

Massage for horses.

Massage is well known for its ‘feel good’ factor and our Massage Pad has been shown to aid relaxation, and assist with the maintenance of healthy muscle and muscle function. Tension is often one of the most common reasons for poor performance. By increasing relaxation and improving back flexibility, the negative effects of tension can be reduced. A relaxed horse, with relaxed muscles, will move with fluidity and suppleness which is particularly important for competition horses performing dressage movements, and those jumping technical fences.

General Massage/Warm Up

You can use the mitt as a general full body warm up for the horse or use it to target discipline specific muscle groups.

  1. As an all over massage:

Use the massage mitt in a slow sweeping motion over all muscle groups shown below running in the same direction as the hair. Spend 2 minutes on each muscle group, making sure that you repeat this on both sides of the horse.

On the neck
On the shoulder
On the back
On the hindquarters
and on the hamstrings
  1. Discipline specific warm up:

Different disciplines put demand on different muscle groups depending on what is required of the horse. Spend longer on the areas that are specific to what you are about to do, this can prep the muscles for work and reduces the risk of strains. It can also help to increase flexibility and therefore range of movement. Suggested 4 minutes per targeted muscle group, again being sure to do the same on both sides of the horse.


Lat/long Dorsi, Abdominals, splenius, rhomboid, superficial gluteal, tensor FL

Lateral movement – pectorals, gracilis

Show Jumping

Gluteal muscle group, biceps femoris, triceps. Back also important.

Cross Country

Hamstring group, biceps fem, semiten, semimemb


Hamstrings, back


As for dressage

  1. Targeted Areas

If you have had a musculoskeletal therapist (ie. Physiotherapist, chiropractor, massage therapist etc) treat your horse they may well have identified areas where your horse is tight or over compensating. They may refer to these specific areas as trigger points or knots. These areas of muscle tension, if left untreated, can gradually worsen over time and then become more and more difficult to resolve. One reason for this is that as the muscle tightens the nutrient and oxygen supply to the muscle is restricted and the muscle fibres start to stick, or adhere, together. The body will then naturally guard the area so as to not trigger any pain signals. Without stretching or massage these are unlikely to self resolve.

Knots can be caused by:

Overuse of a muscle – this could be due to compensation where a muscle is overworking to protect a painful joint, this is common in the hamstring muscle group where a horse is suffering from DJD in the hocks. Alternatively it could be training related if a horse has been asked to work in a way that they are not yet strong enough to work in and for too long, or from a repetitive action such as eating from a hay net.

– Muscle strain – This could be a slip in the field or a tweak in the school if a horse is perhaps not warmed up properly. This is quite common in spooky horses that suddenly fly sideways.

– Restricted movement – The mammalian body is not designed to stay in one position for too long, muscles have elastic properties that need to stretch and move to stay healthy. Box rest or long distance travelling can therefore often be the root cause of muscle knots.

Using the mitt for trigger points/knots

  1. Use the mitt in a stroking motion over the general area for 1-2 minutes on a medium setting to warm up the area.
  2. Next hold the mitt on the knot/trigger point for at least 5 minutes (on medium, or high if required). If your horse is comfortable, start to apply some pressure through the mitt during this time. This can help to increase the depth of the massage. Some horses will lean into the mitt which is a sure sign that you’ve hit the spot!
  3. Then use a stroking motion again for a further 1-2minutes (on medium or low) to help drain away any toxins that have been released into the blood from the massage. Make sure plenty of fresh water is available as a good massage can make a horse thirsty. Also try feeding SimplyBoost Recovery with Vitamin E to support muscle recovery.

Apply this method to each point that needs treatment. This is a really good method to use to warm up a targeted area prior to any prescribed stretches.

Safety Instructions & FAQ

 I’ve read the massage from a Massage Pad or Massage Mitt isn’t deep enough to affect the horse, is this true?

This is a comment we occasionally see on social media where individuals have misunderstood the purpose of our massage products. The Massage Pad and Massage Mitt were developed to provide a superficial (surface) massage to enhance the horses’ well being. This was proven in our tests by showing a decrease in heart rate and an increase in back flexibility. The Massage Pad was not developed to replace the manual techniques of a qualified physiotherapist or massage therapist. Only a trained professional should carry out a massage to your horse that is able to reach the deeper muscles.

Will the new Equilibrium Silver Battery work with my navy Equilibrium Massage Mitt.

The new Equilibrium Silver Battery will NOT work with the older style Equilibrium Massage Mitt (navy in colour).


1. This appliance can be used by children aged from 8 years and above and persons with reduced
physical, sensory or mental capabilities or lack of experience and knowledge if they have been given
supervision or instruction concerning use of the appliance in a safe way and understand the hazards
involved. Children shall not play with the appliance. Cleaning and user maintenance shall not be made
by children without supervision.
2. Only use the Equilibrium International Charger with the Equilibrium silver battery.
Do not use any charger other than that specifically provided for use with the equipment.
3. The International Charger includes 4 plug faces which slide on and off the charger for use in the
appropriate country.
4. Only use the charger with the cable fully uncoiled. If the charger is not plugged into the mains, but is
connected to the battery, the green light will show on the charger – this will drain the battery.
5. Full charge of the battery can take up to 12 hours. The charger indicator light will be red when the
battery is charging and green when the battery is fully charged. Do not leave on charge once the
battery is fully charged.
6. The external flexible cable of the charger cannot be replaced. If the cable is damaged/the
connections to the plugs at either end are damaged, the charger must be disposed of safely and a new
one purchased.
7. Do not use any battery other than that specifically provided for use with the equipment. Only use the
battery in the application for which it was intended and retain the original product literature for future
8. Disconnect the battery from equipment when not in use to avoid potentially draining the battery. Do
not dismantle, shred or open the battery pack.
9. Do not expose the battery pack to heat or fire. Avoid storage in direct sunlight. Do not subject the
battery to mechanical shock.
10. Do not short circuit the battery. Do not store the battery haphazardly in a box or drawer where other
metal items may short circuit the battery.
11. In the event of the battery leaking, do not allow the liquid to come into contact with the skin or eyes.
If contact has been made, wash the affected areas with water and seek medical advice.
12. Dispose of the battery and charger safely in accordance with your country’s regulatory
Equilibrium Battery (7.4V 2200mAh). For use with Equilibrium Battery Charger
(Worldwide : Input 100-240V 50-60Hz 0.2A, Output DC 8.4V/400mA )

Available in Grey.

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