The Pony Massage Pad allows an effective massage therapy session for your smaller pony.
Based on the popular ‘original’ Massage Pad, the Pony Massage Pad has been specifically designed for ponies and short coupled horses. It is ideal for ponies under 14hh or horses or ponies wearing 5’6” or shorter rugs.
Four massage motors are positioned in the target areas for ponies. There are two either side of the wither and another two just behind the saddle area. The careful design of the massage pad then facilitates the spread of the massage along the back muscle.
Massage Pad Testing:
We take pride in researching and testing our products. The Equilibrium Therapy Massage Pad was independently tested by Myerscough College in Lancashire, UK.
The results, following six weeks of testing, showed that the massage pad offers significant benefits to horses. A significant increase in back flexibility and relaxation was noted, but it also showed an increase in stride length.
Read more on the testing here.
How does the Pony Massage Pad work?
The control panel allows you to select low, medium or high settings and as a result, you can choose the intensity of the program to suit your pony. Each program runs through a cycle of three different types of massage – pulsing, vibration and stroking –to ensure all muscles are worked in different ways.
Choosing your setting:
- LOW for cool down after exercise, for a sensitive horse or to introduce the pad to your pony for the first time.
- MEDIUM to warm up the muscles prior to exercise or for general maintenance.
- HIGH if your pony prefers a more intense massage.
The massage pad will run for 30 minutes before turning itself off automatically however, you can manually turn it off sooner if needed.
It can be used on its own or in conjunction with the hand held Massage Mitt for an all over massage, or the Massage Mitt Hotspot to combine heat and massage therapy.
When to use the Pony Massage Pad?
In short, you can use the Pony Massage Pad before riding, after riding or on a day off! Here’s a few scenarios:
- Ponies on box rest to promote circulation.
- After exercise to help with recovery.
- Before exercise as part of warm up.
- At a show after travelling to relax and recover.
- On your horses day off as general maintenance.
- Anytime as a reward.