All the Back On Track products increase blood circulation in the tissues while relieving muscle tension, strengthening the body's own ability to reduce inflammations and heal injuries. By combining modern textile technology and traditional Chinese medicine, Back on Track creates products that help people, horses and dogs achieve a more active and comfortable life. www.backontrackproducts.com Danish born Mikala Munter Gundersen runs a large stable in Wellington, Florida along with her husband said, “We have 21 horses in the barn 2/3 dressage and 1/3 jumpers. A lot of them have a Back on Track sheet on at night.”
This winter, Gundersen added a victory in the Grand Prix Special CDI3* at World Dressage Masters (WDM) Palm Beach riding My Lady, a 13-year-old Danish Warmblood mare to a growing list of accomplishments.
Each of the Back On Track products will always be effective. Ceramic particles are melted into the threads and can never wash out. During the manufacturing of polyester- or polyester fibers, the ceramic particles are fused into the fibers. Gundersen added, “I use the Back On Track sheets on most of my horses at night as well as the leg wraps. I have a couple of saddle pads. I do like them. I am a big believer in Back On Track.” Some of the first horse wraps made are still going strong after daily use for over 10 years.
Gundersen shared her own experience with her own use, ““When I had a problem with my neck, I had the fabric on at night. Here in Florida it’s too warm during the day. It really made a difference.”
Back on Track supports both joint and muscles by using functional textiles with heat reflective properties. 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. “I sleep with the knee brace on, because I am having a problem with my knee. It’s very comfortable.”
The products are therefore often used in cases where inflammation is part of the problem. Another important application is injury prevention, which you get when the protections are used for training and competition.
Mikala Munter Gundersen grew up in Denmark and has been an equine enthusiast and Dressage Trainer/ Instructor for over 20 years. Her love of horses, beginning at an early age, and her desire to share this with others, compelled her to complete four rigorous years of Equestrian education. In Denmark, a country that is very highly regarded in Equestrian sports, one must complete this education and become certified as a Trainer/Instructor prior to any professional equine training and teaching. Mikala, 43, the mother of two children, has been an international trainer and rider, based at the Wellington stable that she shares with her husband, Danish Grand Prix jumper rider Henrik Gundersen. The 13-year-old mare My Lady (Michellino x Ritterstern) owned by Janne Rumbough, will compete in the international dressage arena at the Grand Prix level throughout the Florida winter season.
To conclude, Mikala said, “I am a big believer in Back On Track.”