Considering buying a pair of magnetic boots for your horse?
Magnetic boots are a great way to help your horse with a variety of issues, including inflammation, injury recovery, and so much more.
In this article I’m going to share with you the top five questions I get asked about the magnetic pastern wraps.
So, let’s get straight to it…
1. Can my horse wear magnetic boots during turnout?
This is the most popular question I get asked. The magnetic pastern wraps are the only boots we recommend you use during turnout. They really are the best magnetic boots for the job!
We’ve designed these boots for turnout in mind, however you can use them in the stable too. They’re non-invasive and can be placed either above or below the fetlock joint.
If you decide to use the magnetic bands during turnout, I highly recommend placing them above the fetlock joint, and particularly in winter when it gets wet and muddy.
2. Can my horse wear magnetic boots when exercising?
I’m a huge advocate of preparing your horse before exercise. And I always recommend using magnetic boots as part of the recovery process afterwards.
My advice is to put the magnetic boots on your horse 30-60 minutes pre-exercise and at least 60 minutes afterwards but best to leave them off whilst you and your horse are working.
3. Which type of boots should I use for laminitis or navicular?
There are two magnetic boots that can do this job, the magnetic pastern wraps and the magnetic bell boots. It really depends on how you wish to use them.
I do not recommend using the magnetic bell boots during turnout (simply because they’re designed for stable use and the magnetic pastern wraps will be more suitable) but if your horse is stabled then the magnetic bell boots are a really good option.
If you want to know more I go into further detail in this article:
4. Do I have to introduce magnetic boots slowly?
I know there’s a rush to get the boots on straight away, particularly if your horse is injured or has a condition such as arthritis or laminitis for eg. but the best thing to do is introduce them gradually.
I recommend doing this to make sure your horse is comfortable wearing them because they may feel the magnetic field from the magnets and need to become accustomed to the sensation.
We know horses can feel the magnetic field from the boots and 99.9% of horses are perfectly fine but this is why I recommend to introduce slowly for an hour or two at a time and increase over a week.
As long as your horse is fine after a week they can wear the magnetic bands 24/7 with a daily break so you can check your horse’s legs as part of your routine.
5. Which boots should I use for my horse’s stifle or knee?
These are two tricky areas to cover!
So if you’re looking for a boot I’d recommend the magnetic pastern wraps worn above the fetlock joint on either the fore or hind.
Another option is the magnetic stable boots on the fore and the magnetic hock boots on the hind.
What I do know is that the benefits of wearing the magnetic boots around the lower leg can travel further up the leg to the knee, shoulder and stifle area.
I’ll never forget when my own horse Annie was injured and we were waiting to take her for nerve blocking. A few days before I put the magnetic pastern wraps on her hind legs. As soon as I did this she moved away from her haybar and fell asleep. I really couldn’t believe what I was seeing and she was in a comatose state (endorphin release) for about 20 minutes and clearly looked as though she was getting some relief. Then she woke up, walked over to her haybar and carried on eating! The magnetic pastern wraps were just above her fetlock and the injury ended up being in her stifle!
The magnetic pastern wraps are one of my favourite products and because they’re so versatile I think they’re one of the best magnetic boots we have in the range.
I really hope I’ve answered your questions, but if I haven’t just contact me through the messaging service on the website and I’ll come back to you (the pink icon at the bottom right of your screen).
Disclaimer: This article is based on the opinions of the author. Magnetic Therapy is a complementary treatment and should not be used as a substitute for veterinary care. If you’re concerned about yourself, your horse or dog, please seek professional advice.