Lameness is the most common cause of loss of use in horses. It can be caused by trauma, congenital or acquired disorders, infection, metabolic disorders, or nervous and circulatory system disease. Lameness is not a disease per se but a clinical indication of poor muscle activation or inflammation. What we noticed here in the UAE is that a lot of horses do not get trained outside the season. This is understandable due to the intense season, weather conditions etc. yet by not training your horses muscles for several months, they can get easily lame during the season, lose muscle mass (muscle atrophy) or suffer from other injuries more easily than when they would continuously train the muscles. With Equery you can train inside their stables or in any area since it’s portable. We have 6 different programs, in which 2 passive programs, which we would advise to use off season as well. This because you still activate the deep muscle fibre (so you prevent muscle atrophy and lameness). You boost metabolism and blood circulation which again prevents inflammation. Since we are targeting the muscles directly, you can still passively train on a non-invasive and joint friendly way. Moreover build on a sustainable way towards the season. Which will definitely result in a much healthier horse with less injuries or swollen suspensory ligaments. These sessions can be done once or twice a week from 30 minutes up to 60 minutes.
Kissing spines refers to a condition in horses in which two or more of the spineous processes are positioned so that they touch or rub against each other. Horse with kissing spines may develop back pain, bone cysts, arthritic changes, and other problems. Equery builds, re-creates and strengthens the spine muscles (e.g: longissimus dorsi). This makes it possible for us to not only prevent kissing spines but as well to treat it. With Equery electrical muscle stimulation, we target the spine (back) muscles directly and build deep muscle fibres, that strengthens the back and offer support to the kissing spine. This will allow the spine to restore into it’s natural balance.
Muscle atrophy: Muscle wasting, or atrophy, in horses is a loss of muscle. It is a symptom that can be caused by damage to nerves or muscle fibres or a disease that causes weight loss. With Equery we re-activate the muscle and we can target several areas over the whole body, which makes it easy to restore and rebuild muscle mass in a specific region. By targeting the muscle red and white muscle fibres we are able to re-build the muscle mass with our electrical muscle stimulation and proper nutrition. The difference is often already visible after only tree treatments of approximately one hour. Preferably 2 times a week and depending on the severity of the muscle atrophy.
Colic disease: Colic is a term used to describe a symptom of abdominal (belly) pain, which in horses is usually caused by problems in the gastrointestinal tract. There are over 70 different types of intestinal problems that cause colic symptoms, which range from mild to severe (life-threatening) in nature. In many severe cases treatments like injections are applied or in worst case the horse cannot be helped at all, which we with Equery would like to prevent from happening. Since the electrical muscle stimulation activates the muscles around the abdominal area , the contractions indirectly activate the digestive system as well. After or during our treatments or trainings we notice that 95% of the horses defecate (eliminate waste and toxins) or urinate. They also tend to drink more water after our trainings. In the UAE this is a very common disease because of the weather conditions(dehydrating) and the lack of greenery in the environment.
With Equery we actively boost the metabolism and blood circulation which is contributing to the digestive system as well. This way we can prevent colic disease from happening and even treat the milder versions with two passive sessions per week of 30 minutes to one hour.
Dysfunctional metabolism: The inability to metabolize carbohydrates, also known as insulin dysregulation, is the key problem in horses with equine metabolic syndrome. High blood insulin concentrations lead to laminitis, which in turn can lead to devastating lameness. By regularly training with Equery, the horses metabolism gets activated, the digestive system works more regularly and with our special passive recovery program, the body eliminates the waist and toxins. While the active sessions contribute to a 90% more effective work out than any other manual training. Which could prevent high blood insulin concentrations.
Tendon, joints and ligament issues:
Ligaments heal slowly. High hind suspensory injuries can be especially frustrating because your horse's anatomy makes it hard to follow healing there and harder to know when your horse is ready to return to work. In addition, tendons and ligaments have poor blood supplies. A severe tear will take longer to heal than a mild one, and a 20-year-old horse may heal more slowly than a 5-year-old. Typically ligaments heal a bit faster than tendons but you're still looking at nine to 12 months for all but the mildest of these injuries. With Equery we do not only speed up this healing process but we can also prevent these injuries from happening in the first place. By training frequently we increase the blood circulation to the suspensory ligaments and the tendons, which decreases inflammation. By targeting the muscles directly we are working on a non- invasive and joint friendly way.
Stamina and strength: To develop your horse's stamina and muscle strength, a lot of trainings incorporate hill work. Though it’s been said it has a low-impact on the joints, this is not necessarily true. Depending on the weight of the rider and the horse, this could be a very invasive training for your horse. Especially in the endurance and racing sports, where the horses are already suffering during the competition, our EMS technology offers the best non-invasive way to train them. By targeting the muscles directly we are not invading the joints, tendons or ligaments in any way. Which recuperates energy that goes directly to the muscle fibres, which again results in lower energy loss during a race. This is also applicable in jumping abilities. By inducing energy while training we are not only building muscle mass, but also contributing to their peek performances. We advise our endurance and conditioning trainings twice a week. Moreover using our warm up and cool down programs enhance their performance during the race/jumping as well.