“The science behind this product is admirable. It is very good quality, realistically priced, useful in all disciplines and comes in fantastic packaging. This is a great advancement in fabric technology, increasing horse comfort and satisfying consumer needs.” BETA International Innovation 2018 Awards – Judges comments
Once in a while, along comes something which makes a huge difference to you as a rider and your horse. Right now, the buzz is all about AeroChill Cooling rugs and boots, which work by using evaporative cooling to aid recovery time and maximise performance by cooling your horse and helping muscle recovery.
And now they’re available in New Zealand through Highbrook Clothing!
No longer do you have to think about gels, batteries, fridges or ice, the only thing you need to remember is your AeroChill rug and boots. Where there’s horses, there is water available, which is all you need for this BETA award-winning, revolutionary cooling system. They are also super lightweight so you can throw the boots in your grooming box and feel absolutely no difference in the total weight.
“They are so simple to use, no bulky gel pads or ice packs. I found the boots to be very effective at cooling.”
The rug is designed to help alleviate heat exhaustion and can be used pre-competition to keep your horse cool to help gain maximum performance. It can also be used post-competition to improve with recovery. AeroChill boots and rugs use a non-toxic super absorbent polymer fibre fabric which works by pulling heat from the horse, evaporating off the outside of the rug or boot and improving blood circulation. It is great to use when travelling horses in hot conditions. It is easy to use; simply soak in cold water for two minutes then remove excess water. It works best when combined with air flow.
There’s a school of thought that ice wraps used incorrectly or applied for too long can potentially damage the skin and underlying tissue so AeroChill products are a great way to avoid this.