Lars Petersen Loves Back On Track

Sunday, May 19, 2013
Posted by Betsy LaBelle for DressageDaily



Lars Petersen and Marcia Pepper’s Danish mare, Mariett (ComeBack II x Sidney)
Lars Petersen and Marcia Pepper’s Danish mare, Mariett (ComeBack II x Sidney)

As the summer season begins, Lars Petersen is heading to Denmark to compete in the Danish Championships with Marcia Pepper’s Danish mare, Mariett (ComeBack II x Sidney).  When asked how he likes the Back On Track products, Lars said, “I love them!” He continued, “I particularly like the standing wraps. When there is puffiness, I really notice a difference by using the Back On Track standing bandages and boots." The Easy On/Off Leg Wraps Reflect Horse’s Body Warmth, Reduce Swelling without Liniment or Poultice: Quick Leg Wraps are a cotton/polyester blend material of our state-of-the-art Welltex  fabric infused with ceramic powder. The ceramic reflects your horse’s natural body warmth and creates a soothing far infrared thermal warmth.{C}Warmth therapy is a well-recognized method used to relieve and heal injured muscles, joints, and tendons. When you wrap your horse’s legs with these wraps, our unique ceramic infused fabric creates gentle warmth, which may help decrease swelling and soften or completely reduce wind puffs without the use of liniment or poultice. Use after a strenuous ride and leave them on overnight. You can also use them when you ship your horse. These leg wraps are ideal for injury recovery or prevention.

Lars Petersen and Chicco Roslev at the 2103 Nations Cup
Lars Petersen and Chicco Roslev at the 2103 Nations Cup

“We have one horse that gets puffiness on a hock, but with wearing a hock boot a couple hours a day, there is none,” he said. The hock boots provide gentle warmth therapy for your horse’s hocks. “We also use the saddle pads at home and at the shows. We notice a big difference in the looseness of the horses. I am a firm believer in Back On Track.” Top rider, Lars Petersen use this dressage saddle pad and remarks how much it improves the horses’ movement. Made of polypropylene and state-of-the-art Welltex fabric. Tired or sore back muscles experience relief from this soft warmth therapy. When you ride with this dressage saddle pad, your horse’s back muscles loosen, relax, and warm up quickly. The gentle warmth increases blood flow, which helps relieve muscle tension and pain.


Petersen and Mariett topped the field during many of the CDIs in South Florida during the 2013 winter season. At the Adequan Global Dressage Festival 5 * in April 2013, they scored an astounding 78.450% in their Freestyle. Petersen was especially happy to have a 5* victory under his belt with the fifteen-year-old Danish Warmblood mare, who is owned by Marcia Pepper. Petersen, a Danish citizen, but one of the most prominent trainers in the United States is well known for his dressage success including the Olympics, The World Equestrian Games, and the Dressage World Cup. Petersen is five-times Danish National Champion.


Lars Petersen and Marcia Pepper’s Danish mare, Mariett
Lars Petersen and Marcia Pepper’s Danish mare, Mariett


Today Petersen heads to Europe to prepare for the Danish Championships with Marcia Pepper's Mariett. We wish him all the best success this summer!  

To find out more about Lars Petersen check his website: http://www.legacy-farms.com/