Magnetic boots, bandages, bands, chaps and wraps – all for your horse

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  • As with therapy and magnetic rugs, there are a wide range of therapy and magnetic boots for horses available to choose from, but it can be tricky to work out which ones are right for your horse. There are quite a few variables – and not all necessarily easy to understand.

    First you need to decide what type of boots, bandages or wraps you’re looking for, and then what you’re hoping to gain from purchasing a pair or set. Some can be worn interchangeably on the front and hind legs, while others you will need to purchase separate boots due to the shape – so this is something to consider. Some are designed to be worn during exercise, but most should be worn when your horse is at rest in the stable.

    How do magnetic boots work?

    It’s important to know that there is limited conclusive research into the use of magnets on horses – their efficacy has been debated for many years, but there is a lot of anecdotal evidence suggesting they can be very helpful. For this reason it is particularly important to follow the manufacturer’s guidance when using your chosen therapy boots.

    Although each different type of therapy boot – be it magnetic or ceramic-infused – works in a slightly different way, they all aim to improve circulation and blood flow. In turn this is thought to increase oxygen supply to the tissue, reduce muscle tension and aid recovery by removing toxins faster and reducing inflammation. Magnets and ceramic fibres are not healing, but rather are thought to create the right environment to encourage the body to heal itself.

    Therapy boots or rugs that contain ceramic fibres are designed to reflect the horse’s back into the body. Whereas when magnets are incorporated within boots or rugs, the magnetic properties in the body’s cells will either attract (those that are opposite) or repel (those that are alike) them, which is thought to increase the activity of the cells. Cooling boots, on the other hand, are designed to reduce the temperature of the internal structures in the lower leg.

    When can you use magnetic boots?

    Generally, therapy boots are used as part of a horse’s daily routine. Most are designed to be worn at rest in the stable, while some can be worn during exercise or in the field. Likewise, the length of time they should be worn varies – some can be worn up to 24 hours a day, but it’s advisable to test them for a shorter time under supervision to make sure your horse is used to wearing them.

    Best magnetic boots for horses – including all types of therapy boots, wraps and bandages

    Equilibrium magnetic chaps

    Equilibrium Magnetic Chaps

    Colours: Silver | Sizes: S–XL | RRP: £79.99 for fronts, £89.99 for hind and hock |

    These magnetic chaps allow you to target magnets exactly where you want them. The nylon inner and polyester fill provide enough warmth and padding while remaining flexible and comfortable. Four flat, flexible and moveable magnets are included with each pair of boots – they present two alternating poles to the body, negative and positive, making them different to standard neodymium magnets, which present one pole. The have a different design for fronts and hinds, and can be used as part of a daily routine when a horse is stabled.

    In the UK? View fronts at equilibriumproducts.com, amazon.co.uk, viovet.co.uk, gsequestrian.co.uk or naylors.com
    In the UK? View hinds at equilibriumproducts.com, amazon.co.uk, viovet.co.uk, gsequestrian.co.uk or naylors.com
    In the US? View fronts at amazon.com
    In the US? View hinds at amazon.com

    Shires Arma Magnetic Boots

    Shires Arma Magnetic Boots

    Colours: Black/blue | Sizes: Pony, cob or full | RRP: £89.99 for a pair |

    These boots require no preparation and can be used as part of a daily routine. Each boot contains 10 evenly spaced permanent magnets evenly spaced either side of the leg, and each has a magnetic strength of 2800 Gauss. The boots are made from breathable heat-releasing fabrics and are suitable for use in the stable or while travelling.

    In the UK? View now at gsequestrian.co.uk 

    Weatherbeeta Therapy-Tec Sports boots

    Weatherbeeta Therapy-Tec Sports Boots

    Colours: Black/silver/red | Sizes: Pony, cob or full | RRP: £75.50 for a pair |

    These therapy boots from Weatherbeeta are made of 7mm thick durable neoprene infused with ceramic lining, which reflects body heat back into the body to increase circulation. They fasten with three easy touch-tape closures.

    In the UK? View now at amazon.co.uk, viovet.co.uk, gsequestrian.co.uk or gooutdoors.co.uk

    Veredus Magnetik Evo stable boot

    Veredus Magnetik Evo Stable Boot

    Colours: Black | Sizes: S–L | RRP: £198 for a pair |

    These foreleg stable boots are designed to help to reduce typical after-work swelling. Made of a breathable HCL foam, they also have internal quick-dry padding, and are fastened with Velcro. The boots help to stimulate blood flow and speed up the elimination of toxins.

    In the UK? View now at amazon.co.uk or viovet.co.uk
    In the US? View now at amazon.com

    Horseware Rambo Ionic stable boots

    Horseware Rambo Ionic Stable Boots

    Colours: Black/orange | Sizes: Full or extra-full | RRP: £89.95 for a pair |

    These stable boots use negative ion therapy, which is when negative ions are absorbed into the bloodstream supporting blood flow to muscles. They are made from a neoprene outer with a removable insert, which is made with polycotton fabric and printed with Rambo Ionic technology. The boots can be used while your horse is travelling or in the stable.

    In the UK? View now at amazon.co.uk or gsequestrian.co.uk
    In the US? View now at amazon.com

    EQU StreamZ Advanced Magnetic Horse Bands 

    Equ Streamz Advanced Magnetic Horse Bands

    Colours: Black | Sizes: One Size | RRP: £79.99 for a pair |

    These bands can be worn while turned out, pre- and post-exercise, while rehabilitating or travelling as no heat is produced from wear. The neoprene bands wrap around the cannon bones to  provide a series of 360º spinning magnetic fields.

    In the UK? View now at amazon.co.uk

    Protechmasta schooling boots

    Protechmasta Schooling Boots

    Colours: Black | Sizes: Cob, full or extra-full | RRP: £78 for a pair |

    These schooling boots can be worn for schooling, lunging or hacking. They feature a soft, naturalistic ceramic-infused lining that emits a safe form of far infrared radiation, which is a natural process that gently and safely assists blood circulation. The remainder of the boot is made up of a layer of neoprene and 3D airmesh, which encourages airflow and prevents unwanted heat and sweat build-up. The shaped inner padded palm is made of a material that is soft to the touch but firm on impact to protect the joint and absorb up to 90% of energy when impacted.

    In the UK? View now at amazon.co.uk

    LeMieux Conductive Magno magnetic boots for horses

    LeMieux Conductive Magno Boots

    Colours: Black | Sizes: S–XL | RRP: £119.95 for a pair |

    These magnetic boots have a lining that contain a woven layer of steel fibres directly under the magnets to conduct magnetic waves evenly around the lining, which avoids hot spots and improves the overall effectiveness. They have mesh rear vents to release excess heat, while the bamboo outer layer ensures good wicking. They can be worn on the front or hind legs.

    In the UK? View now at amazon.co.uk
    In the US? View now at amazon.com

    Kentucky Recuptex magnetic bandage pads

    Kentucky Recuptex Magnetic Bandage Pads

    Colours: Black/grey | Sizes: One size | RRP: £102 for a pair |

    These bandage pads offer protection underneath a normal stable bandage. They contain inox yarn woven into the fabric, which reflects the magnetic fields created in the horse’s body to stimulate circulation.

    In the UK? View now at amazon.co.uk

    Premier Equine Magni-Teque magnetic boot wraps for horses

    Premier Equine Magni-Teque Magnetic Boot Wraps

    Colours: Black/blue | Sizes: S–XL | RRP: £66 for a pair |

    These magnetic boot wraps have been designed to act as a pressure bandage on your horse’s legs. Made from a breathable ventilated neoprene with strong and secure Velcro straps, the boots have a soft cotton liner that contains the magnets (16 x 600 Gauss).

    In the UK? View now at ebay.co.uk

    Incrediwear wraps

    Incrediwear Equine Circulation Standing Wraps

    Colours: Grey | Sizes: 12–18in | RRP: From £108 for a pair |

    These wraps contain germanium and carbon fibres that are activated when exposed to body heat. Applied under a bandage, they promote blood flow and lymphatic drainage, and are used to accelerate recovery after workouts.

    In the UK? View now at amazon.co.uk or ebay.co.uk

    NEW Magnetex magnetic brushing boots for horses

    New Equine Wear Magnetex Brushing Boots

    Colours: Navy | Sizes: S–XL | RRP: £90 for a pair |

    These brushing boots (which can also be used in the stable) are fitted with six (1,600 Gauss) neodymium magnets at a strength of 1600 gauss each, which have been strategically placed to provide all-round contact with the leg. These boots can be used on both front and hind legs, and are supplied with a complimentary wash bag.

    Equine Magnetix Magnetic Stable Boots

    Equine Magnetix Magnetic Stable Boots

    Colours: Navy | Sizes: XS–L | RRP: £54.95 for a pair |

    Made of a soft foam and lightweight fleece material moulding around your horse’s leg for maximum comfort, these boots should be used in the stable and fit both front and hind legs. Each boot contains four to six powerful, lightweight neodymium magnets.

    BrodPod magnetic boots for horses

    BrodPod Magnetic Leg Wraps

    Colours: Black/gold | Sizes: S–L | RRP: £62.50 for a pair |

    Designed to help stimulate the electro-conductivity in blood cells, these magnetic leg wraps feature multi-directional magnetic modules incorporated into a lightweight, robust 3D performance fabric. Simple to use and fully adjustable, they can be worn on the front or hind legs and used in the field and stable. They have good airflow to avoid over-heating, which makes them suitable for 24/7 wear if required.

    Equiline Cairo therapeutic leg wraps

    Equiline Cairo Therapeutic Leg Wraps

    Colours: Black | Sizes: Cob or full | RRP: £89 for a pair |

    These therapeutic stable boots have a removable soft inner liner that has ceramic coating, and a neoprene outer shell with Velcro closures. The therapeutic ceramics promote warmth as a thermal barrier, enhancing blood circulation. Machine washable at 30°c.

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