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You know those equine products that leave you skeptical? Curious enough to buy it, but not quite convinced enough to jump for it? That was us with the EquiHidez compression hood!
Hidez Compression hoods can be worn with alone, or with our other Hidez products. It can be worn in the stall, trailer, during turn out, and during competition and riding. The hood compress the face, poll and jaw. By messaging acupressure points, increasing circulation to the head and releasing endorphins.
We were interested in the hood to help with our OTTB and his cribbing obsession. We tried every collar, every deterrent, every idea. Some worked for a few days, and some didn’t work at all. So we laughed at the thought of the compression mask helping him. We were so wrong! I placed the hood on him about 30 minutes before coming in to eat his grain which was usually his peak cribbing time. He came in the barn calm, hanging his head on the door while waiting on grain. He ate and still set his lip on the groove he has worn into the wall, I waited, and NO cribbing. He did have a few moments where he couldn’t control the urge but his cribbing activity before versus after the hood was cut down by 80% at least. He was falling asleep while eating. This was not a fluke either, we did this for a week straight. Then we did an intermittent schedule with the same results.
We then acquired a middle-aged Quarter Horse who has been out of work. He is a generally calm horse, but we were hauling into an arena and I wanted to see if the hood generated the same results for him. It did. He was falling asleep in between warm up periods, his lip was hanging, our trainer jokingly asked if we had given him a sedative! I have had amazing and consistent results with the EquiHidez compression mask. It is easy to apply, the material is thin and does not promote overheating even in 90 degree conditions, and the horses were always calm when it was applied and removed! Not to mention it is sold in fun and funky prints to match your individual style or discipline.