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To measure your horse for an Active Suit or Travel/Recovery Suit, simply take a height and heart girth measurement. Height should be in hands (1 hand = 4 inches) from the ground to the tallest part of the wither with the horse standing square. A Heart Girth measurement should be taken as the entire circumference of the horse's chest in a vertical line just behind the shoulder (where the girth/cinch lays). This measurement may not necessarily include the tallest part of the withers. Once these measurements have been obtained, refer to the chart to determine the size your horse needs....

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"Before the Suit was completely on Surf, it was evident something special was occurring. The stallion's entire body posture relaxed for the first time in weeks..."
"I am certain that the Hidez Compression Suit and the Ice Compression Socks played an integral part in Surf's healing process..."

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As summer approaches and the temperatures rise, let's take a look at what we are using and what changes we should make to benefit the horse without overheating - (with SCIENCE!) The first question about Hidez is always, "Is it hot?" The answer is unequivocally no, but we will get to that.  There are three types of products widely used for travel/recovery: Magnetic products, infused fabric blankets, and compression.  Magnetic blankets can generally be used safely, in the shade. However, direct sunlight can heat metallic objects up significantly in comparison to ambient temperatures, in some places up to 50 degrees...

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The most rewarding part of introducing compression therapy to new Hidez USA athletes is watching their improvement. From pain management and injury recovery to performance and calming, our satisfaction comes from watching horses reach their potential.  Recovery is dramatically reduced when using the Hidez Travel/Recovery Suit. Regardless of discipline, competition is fierce. Preventing soreness and flushing toxins from the muscles results in a more willing horse, able to respond, execute, and perform at peak levels.  What could you do with an extra 15 minutes of concentrated training each day? That's 1.5 hours each week. For aged events, this could be...

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