I purchased my first Niagra Equissage pad in 2010 for a horse who was very cold backed. I now yell at my groom if she hasn’t put ‘the pad’ on a horse before tacking them up. And I can tell if she hasn’t.
Horses who wear the Niagra Equissage pad yawn, fall asleep, and just chill out. I find they are looser in their backs from the start of the ride.
I bring the Equissage pad to shows and use it not only pre-ride, but after competing to help relax the horse and help them recover so they will be at their best each for the next day.
Recently, I upgraded to the Equissage Pulse. I’m really happy with the results I am seeing so far. It has a ‘strapping’ setting to help build back muscle. The horses seem to really love it!