I’ve had a pair of EQU Streamz bands for a few years now and I really love them. If you follow us, you probably know that I am a big fan of magnetic therapy for horses. While the research is still a bit behind the times, there are plenty of studies in both humans and horses where they have found that magnets do improve things associated with healing, such as increasing blood flow.
One of the most exciting things about EQU Streamz vs other magnetic therapy products I have, is that they can be worn 24/7. Most products I’ve found can only be worn in the stable and normally not for more than 12 hours at a time. So EQU Streamz are perfect for horses who live out.
I personally don’t use them for turnout with Scottie. There are 2 reasons for this. 1 is he is an absolute tit in the field and I think there is a good chance he will lose them out there. 2 is that he comes in overnight. So he has a long period of time every day he can wear them without needing to worry about losing one. I also think it’s worth pointing out that Scottie benefits the most from magnets over winter when he’s in more. At this time of the year the fields are muddy and I think they would get ruined.
With Scottie’s most recent tendon injury, he has been wearing these every day. I really like that they can be worn around the pastern, which is where Scottie’s injury is. But they should offer full body coverage. Meaning that no matter what leg they wear the brands on, they should help your horse all over.
They aren’t the cheapest magnetic therapy on the market for horses. You’re looking at about £80 on amazon. But I do think they are some of the most versatile. Unlike other products, they can be worn on any leg, either above or below the fetlock. They can stay on 24/7 and you don’t need to slowly build the time wearing.
Last Updated on 25/08/2023