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Physical therapy for a horse is important to ice, heat and rub down sore areas on the horse's back, neck and hindquarters. Learn about new techniques for horse physical therapy with helpful tips from an experienced Grand Prix rider in this video on horse health.
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Okay. So a part of...a big part of the...of having these big, fancy special animals is the care of them. You know, people don't see what goes on behind the scenes and in my barn, majority of the horses are getting therapied every day. They're getting worked on with machines and, you know, magnetic blankets and machines and icing, icing, icing. I'm a huge, huge ice fan. And one of the things that I like to ice is this new patented...this invention that I have. It's called recover blankets, and what recover blankets will do is now you can ice anywhere on the body of the horse. So what happens is you get these horses that get sore stifles or sore backs, and I'm going to show you now...Emilio's going to demonstrate how we put that on. The inside of the blanket is made out of Velcro. So let's say we have a horse that has a sore back. As you can see here, we place these packets strategically wherever we feel that the horse is sore, and that stays right there and doesn't move. And now, areas that you've never been able to ice now can be iced. That's a real very important, important part of our program is you've got to get these horses to feel just like professional football players, baseball. If you go behind the scenes, you see how much care they get, and this is Timo. You saw me jump him and this is the therapy that we're doing after just to make him not have any pain or minimize his soreness. So if you come here, now, we have ice pack on his stifle, which you've never been able to do before. And now you can ice his stifles. So that's a little bit of my therapy session. We do tons of icing. That's our big thing. And I hope this is beneficial for you guys at home.
Specialty: Grand Prix Jumper