Leg protection and injury prevention in sport horses is extremely important. We jump these 1000+lb animals over great heights and the impact on their legs can’t go unnoticed. I was so intrigued when I heard about EyeOn Equine Care’s wraps from my friend and fellow equestrian blogger, Andrea from Horse Glam (check out her review here!). These wraps aren’t just any ol’ wraps – they are embedded with EyeOn Technology, which “naturally produces Anions and Far Infrared Rays by transforming heat waves absorbed from the body and external sources”. These therapeutic far infrared waves boast a number of benefits, including:
- Increased blood flow
- Increased oxygen in the blood cell
- Reduced muscle spasms as muscle fibers are heated
- Removal of toxins from the site receiving FIR waves
- Reduction of swelling and inflammation by improving lymph flow
- Reduced soreness through direct action on both free nerve endings in tissues
- Acceleration of the natural healing process
EyeOn Equine Care was incredibly kind and sent me a pair of their high-tech breathable support and compression wraps in white to try out. The wraps are made of a thin, medical-grade, non-slip breathable foam that seems to provide a little extra cushion from any interference. They are easy to wrap and conform so nicely to the leg. These wraps look so sharp, you guys. Another design feature that I have come to really appreciate is the velcro closure, which is a short, seamless piece that sticks to any part of the wrap. This allows for a very sleek, smooth, and most importantly secure wrap.
The outer side is fairly easy to keep clean, and they stay cleaner than most white wraps in general. The insides get a little stained from dirt and sweat, but this doesn’t bother me as the liners don’t show and it’s purely cosmetic. Black is usually my color preference when it comes to wraps, but the white looks so pretty and crisp on Quinn. They are washable, either by machine or hand. I put them in a mesh delicates bag and then in my front-load washer on gentle/cold and hang dry them, and they come out looking great every time.
Luckily we haven’t had any real injuries pop up to test the maximum capabilities of the far infrared waves (and hopefully we don’t ever), but Quinn’s legs have been really tight and clean after rides in these. A huge bonus: the anti-bacterial/fungal properties have kept her legs 100% fungus free. She has a couple old splints that have slightly reduced in size, and if she’s been stocked up at all (humidity, ugh) her legs are back down to normal after wearing these for about an hour. Horse Glam‘s Andrea used them on a horse that had problems with stocking up and an old traumatic injury, and had great success as well.
I’ve felt the benefits of these far infrared wraps myself – I’ve been using one on my bad ankle, which has bone spurs and sporadically causes a lot of pain. When it’s flaring up, I leave it on overnight and in the morning I usually regain full range of motion and my pain has decreased tremendously.
These have become my favorite wraps and I’ve been using them every day. They’re a bit expensive at $89.95/pair, but the price is in line with other therapeutic wraps and in my opinion, totally worth it (I’m saving up for a full set in black). The potential of injury is always going to be scary, but I feel better knowing I have these on my horse and that we have this beneficial technology on our side.
Disclosure: EyeOn Equine Wraps were provided for this review. All opinions in this review remain truthful and my own. Links are not sponsored.