Did you know that permanent tendon damage will be the result of overheated tendons if cooling is not done to the horses legs directly after intense workouts?
You should always immediately cool down the legs of any horse performing strenuous work, especially in hot weather or if the horse wears leg wraps or boots during the workout. The reason why many professional trainers apply a cooling clay to the legs is to cool the tendons. There are no muscles in a horse's lower legs. The repeated stretch and recoil of tendon fibres during workouts produces a tremendous amount of internal heat. This temperature of the cores of the tendons can reach a critical threshold, and if this threshold is exceeded, the tendon tissue cells will begin to degenerate and die. Permanent tendon damage will result, if this process is not reversed immediately by rapidly cooling them down.
HOW DOES COOLING CLAY WORK?
When a cooling clay is first applied, the water in it hydrates and softens the skin. As the Clay dries, the water, heat, fluids and waste products go the other way - out of the tissues and into the clay.
By using the STAYSOUND, you are actually drawing out the heat from within the leg, and the effect is long lasting, so the tendons are cooled quickly and effectively and then kept cool allowing time to repair.