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Compression Hoods For Happier Horses

April 15, 2022 3 min read

Here at Benefab®, you know that we are enthusiastic supporters of any product that supports your animal’s health safely and naturally. You also likely know that we lean heavily on science that has a long-standing track record with healing and recovery. 

Introducing Hidez Equine Compression Hoods

That is why we’re thrilled to introduce to you Hidez Equine Compression Hoods. Rooted in compression science that dates back to 400 BC, Hidez employs graduated compression therapy to improve your horse’s circulation, flush out their blood’s “waste products”, increase their recovery time from injury or strenuous activity, and help them travel more comfortably—all while keeping your horse perfectly cool and comfortable.

The Benefits of Compression

Compression garments have proven to improve circulation, which in turn improves recovery time from injuries and increases the availability of oxygen when used during and after strenuous activity. This process reduces swelling and the production of lactic acid while helping flush out carbon dioxide from the blood—all of which lessen delayed onset muscle soreness.

How Does It Work?

As with any technical garment, the effectiveness of the Hidez Compression Hoods comes down to the engineering. Their scientifically-engineered fabric panels are cut and placed to strategically focus on different muscle groups. Bound together by a unique seam that functions as an anchor point, the whole garment works in unison to create the right amount of controlled, graduated compression that is appropriate for the horse in each zone of the body. 

Graduated compression simply means applying more pressure to the extremities, with lessening compression as the garment approaches the body. This forces vital blood supplies to circulate back towards the heart, where it can then be oxygenated and more quickly flush blood waste products—lactic acid and carbon dioxide—out of the body. 

Hidez’s Moisture Management fabric wicks moisture away from the skin and allows cool air to enter, so there is never any concern of adding unnecessary heat to your horse’s body.

What Benefab®’s Founder, Kat, Has to Say About Hidez:

"As the Founder of Benefab® and an animal advocate, I'm always on the lookout for products that help and empower animals. One of my greatest passions in life is giving a voice to the voiceless—Seeing my products help ease animals' pain and anxiety is most rewarding. 

When I came across the Hidez® products, I was skeptical but interested. When I received my first package, I was very pleased with the overall quality of the product. These products feature gauged compression—something Benefab® doesn't offer due to our proprietary fabric technologies—while targeting very similar acupuncture points as the Benefab® products do. 

My bridle is covered in our Benefab® Poll Pads to target the TMJ points, Governing Vessel 24, and Poll Atlas. What I loved about the Hidez® Compression Hood (and why I'm bringing it to you): It targeted all of these areas in one, simple application. With the Compression Hood, my horse was calm, his jaw relaxed, and his eye remained soft. This is a wonderful product, and once mastering the art of pulling it overhead, it's very easy to use."

Compression Hood Uses for Equines

The Equine Compression Hood specifically targets head-related wellness issues in your horse. These can include:

  • TMJ and Poll Issues
  • Sinus and Breathing Issues
  • Anxiety Issues
  • Focus and Behavioral Issues

Hidez Equine Compression Hoods apply compression to acupressure points, the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), and endorphin release points in the horse’s head and poll. 

The TMJ joint is a very complex area of many connecting parts. This joint has the vital and challenging task of communicating with the rider via the bit. Alleviating any tension here can go a long way in your horse’s overall disposition!

Hidez Equine Compression Hood increases the blood circulation in the horse’s head, allowing more red and white blood cells, oxygen, vitamins, and minerals to reach this area. Treating your horse with this hood will relax and stimulate his muscles, alleviate pain and stiffness, and may reduce swelling and inflammation. 

We recommend putting it on your horse in their stall or when they travel in the trailer, as it can help keep them calm and prevent micro-tears in their muscles that trailering can often cause. We also recommend using the hood under the bridle or halter during training or competition for a more relaxed and focused horse. 

Hidez Equine Compression Hood also helps prevent:

  • Stall weaving
  • Chomping of the bit
  • Head shaking
  • Cribbing

Animals that feel great are happier and calmer. The Hidez Compression Hood will help your horse feel his best, between work, play, and rest. 

For a limited time, you may order your Hidez® Compression Hood on! *While supplies last.

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