Equilibrium Massage Pads... Worth the money?

casspow

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Has anyone had good/bad experiences with these?
Are they easy to use or just a pain?

Looking into them for use of before exercise to warm up back muscles - to reduce stiffness? TIA :)
 

PorkChop

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I don't have one myself, however afaik they are simple to use, and more of a feel good treatment before/after riding.
 

milliepops

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Yes I think they are worth it :) I use it for exactly that reason. I dare say something like equissage is loads better but it's also more £££££! Our horses go to sleep with it on, and I think there's a difference after using it.

It's very easy to use - charge up the battery, fit the straps, select a programme and off you go :) My local tack shop hires them out for a week, so I did that first to check the horses wouldn't object to it.
 

BeepaStar

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Yes, worth every penny. Mine has just broken after many years of use and the difference in how my horse feels when I ride him out warming his back up is significantly different. He feels much stiffer when I first get on without using the massage pad. My horse is 15 this year and it definately helps him alongside using cosequin!
 

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Mine loved his so much that when OH's horse got loose in the grooming parlour and trashed it I bought an Equissage as I thought that would be better. Not so for us, I sold it again and bought a new Equilibrium!
 

eggs

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With my horses the Equissage does make a definite difference. I haven't noticed much of a difference with the Equilibrium pad but one of mine lays down when he has it on so he obviously finds it relaxing.
 

casspow

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Yes I think they are worth it :) I use it for exactly that reason. I dare say something like equissage is loads better but it's also more £££££! Our horses go to sleep with it on, and I think there's a difference after using it.

It's very easy to use - charge up the battery, fit the straps, select a programme and off you go :) My local tack shop hires them out for a week, so I did that first to check the horses wouldn't object to it.
Ah this is a good idea! I'm going to camp next weekend and the tack shop they hire has a "test go" for a tenner! Might try that and see if it makes a difference in my lesson!

Thanks for all the feedback! Think I might have to bite the bullet... Why is it we spend so much on our horses but not ourselves? No way I'd ever consider buying myself a back massager for over £200.. LOL :D
 

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Absolutely love mine. I use it everyday on my my mare with back and hind leg problems and I am convinced I can feel a difference. She clearly enjoys it too - it's worth it just to see her dreamy eyes and droopy bottom lip tbh!!
 
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