Lars Petersen and Melissa Taylor Agree With Veterinarians, To Speed Recovery In Their Horses, Ice Horse® Works

Wednesday, February 5, 2014
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Lars Petersen riding Marcia Pepper's Danish mare, Mariett Photo: Betsy LaBelle
Lars Petersen riding Marcia Pepper's Danish mare, Mariett Photo: Betsy LaBelle

Melissa Taylor who together with Lars Petersen owns and runs Legacy Farms said, “Lars and I love the Ice Horse® products. The wraps are easy to use and mold against the leg and tendons. The ice packs really hold the cold and with fifty plus horses to ice, it’s great that the outer wraps wear well in the washer too.”  She continued, “we believe in icing after workouts. Not only does it increase blood flow, it tightens the tendons after working which in return helps keep the horse going in the show ring.”  Lars Petersen represented Denmark at the pinnacle of competitive dressage for more than 10 years, including the Atlanta Olympic Games, three World Equestrian Games, two World Cup Finals, and three Continental Championships. He was also named the Danish National Champion five times.{C}During the winter circuit in Florida 2014, Lars has chalked up an impressive record at some of the most prestigious shows in America, including the CDI5* at the Global Dressage Festival, and the Palm Beach Dressage Derby aboard Marcia Pepper's Danish mare Mariett, Dressage at Devon riding Dacardo, and many CDI Grand Prix, Grand Prix Special and Grand Prix Freestyle wins with Success. And Ice Horse Products are always packed in their tack trunk.

Lars Petersen and Melissa Taylor from Legacy Farms believe in Ice Horse® Photo: Betsy LaBelle
Lars Petersen and Melissa Taylor from Legacy Farms believe in Ice Horse® Photo: Betsy LaBelle

The secret to Ice Horse® is the ice. What makes the difference is the formula inside the packs, which when frozen, turns into soft flaky snow. Ordinary gel packs take on the ambient temperature, simply getting colder and colder and then warmer and warmer in a short period of time. Ice Horse inserts actually change state, crystallizing the liquid inside the packs into cold snowy flakes. It’s because of this transformation that the packs stay soft and cold for over two hours but never become cold enough to burn the hair, skin or inhibit circulation. This same technology has been used for years on the human side for orthopedic patents and to reduce swelling and speed recovery after plastic surgery.


How does this happen? The best example is to imagine of a flagpole in Antarctica. If you put your tongue on the pole what happens? It sticks to the pole. Yet, next to the pole is a pile of snow that you can scoop up and eat without burning your tongue. That’s because pole just got colder and colder while the snow started out as liquid, which then transformed with the cold temperature to snow.

Because the inserts are designed to remove heat without damaging the skin or circulation you can use Ice Horse cold therapy for a longer period of time. This type of treatment helps reduce heat, pain or swelling common after hard workouts without using NSAIDs.

Ice Horse®: It’s All About The Ice®

Easy to use Ice Horse® Wraps provide uniform compression and coverage to reduce inflammation and heat of the tendons and ligaments. 

Reusable Ice Horse® inserts mold to the horses legs for maximum coverage and stay cold for over 2 hours. When you are done, simply place your packs back in the freezer. Within hours they are ready to use again. 

Ice Horse® wraps are made with Quadrispan™ anti migration fabric. The unique breathable fabric keeps the wraps in place on the horse’s leg and the ice compressed against the area being treated.

Specially placed Velcro closures allow for a secure tight fit every time. Removal is easy – no yanking or jerking on the tabs to undo.

To purchase Ice Horse® products please go to: http://www.icehorse.net