Jacqueline Brooks Prepares for the World Cup by using the Back On Track Blanket Daily on D Niro



Canadian Jacqueline Brooks and D Niro - Swedish Warmblood (D Day x Alitalia) have qualified through the North American League and will receive an invitation to the World Cup April 24-28, 2013 in Gothenburg, Sweden. For the past two years, Jacquie and D Niro have been a shining light on the dressage international stage. Starting each year with a strategy in Florida, Jacquie has built an amazing foundation on her horse D Niro. Last year they competed in the Olympics in London, and finished the 2012 year receiving high scores with an amazing freestyle at Dressage at Devon. She credits the Back On Track Blanket and said, “The Back On track blanket is the only blanket D Niro really likes because he’s very skin sensitive. He doesn’t tolerate a lot of skin stimulus. The Back On Track blanket, he seems to love. I notice if he’s not wearing it. It’s a really great product.” Back on Track's products are all made of functional textiles with heat reflective properties. The textile is a synergy of ancient Chinese experience and modern scientific textile technology. During the manufacturing of polyester- or polyester fibers, the ceramic particles are fused into the fibers. When heated, the ceramic particles radiate a heat back towards the body. This reflected heat is long-wave heat radiation, which is also known as long wave infrared radiation. It is well established and documented that long wave infrared heat radiation increases the blood circulation. The increased blood circulation in the tissues helps to relieve muscles tension and improves performance. One important property is the injury prevention effect, which you get when the protections are used for training and competition.{C}


Jacquie continued, “For me, it seems to be the right balance of healing but not overstimulating.  It just relaxes his muscles enough. It makes him feel better.”  Brooks is ready to compete in the World Cup Final and said, "I feel quite confident. I planned my schedule many months out. I'm comfortable with my planning right now, and I think he's in a good place." After graduating from the University of Western Ontario in 1990, Jacqueline Brooks attended the Pan Am Games in Havana, Cuba as a groom for Canadian Ashley Holzer. This experience became the determining factor in her choice of an equestrian career. The following year, Finnegan, an Oldenburg gelding, was purchased by Brooks in Germany as a two year old. The duo would later go on to compete in the Swarovski Canadian League World Cup Final in 2002 and 2003. In 2002, Brooks won individual Gold at the Prix St. Georges Derby at the CDI3* in Sydney, Australia, and with her teammate won a Silver Medal in that CDI Invitational. D Niro was purchased by Brookhaven Dressage in March 2011. He was training the Grand Prix movements but had only competed at Prix St Georges. Jacquie felt there was something special about the 12 year old grey that could be developed. She knew he was a long shot for the London Games but felt she should at least see what they could accomplish as a team. She was delighted when, after only 6 months together and at his second CDI Grand Prix, he won a first at the prestigious Dressage at Devon. Brooks said about the Back On Track blanket, “We won it at Devon when he won the Grand Prix Special. I was going to buy him one that day. When I went to go pick up the prizes, there it was. ‘So fantastic’ I love it.” 




At the Strömsholm Riding School, Sara Grundström and Stina Burström in 2004 undertook a blind study that was conducted on horses with back problems.  After correlating all information, the indications were that eight out of ten horses improved their gait at the trot, and seven out of ten at the gallop.


For more information:

CLICK HERE for information on Back On Track http://www.backontrackproducts.com/

CLICK HERE for Information on Jacquie Brooks http://www.brookhavendressage.com/

CLICK HERE for information on the World Cup April 24-28, 2013 http://www.gothenburghorseshow.com/in-english/goteborg-horse-show/ 


Photos: Betsy LaBelle 

Devon Freestyle 2012 D-Niro and Jacqueline Brooks