I ordered the smart hood for my mare she is in rehab for stifle and small pen. She is holding tension in her neck and poll She has been pretty reactive with the hand walking. This hood I put on her about 45-60 minutes before I either hand walk her or do her tack walk. Has made a huge difference in her demeanor she is so relaxed and chill love it!!!
My gelding seems to like it...but only for a short time. I put it on and he immediately rolls on his right side. Which i think says its definitely improving blood flow.
If my horse does any rubbing of the face the zipper will not stay closed. I even tried swapping with it to my mare and it still will not stay zipped. It unzips about half way under the jaw.
We have older horses and this is amazing!!
I definitely notice a difference when using this, my mare has chronic neck and poll issues and seems way more comfortable after using this! The sizing is tricky though, she is only 15 hands and very dainty so I thought the medium would work but it's almost too small to close around her barrel. Also the zipper came all the way undone while she was eating, so I have to kind of fold over the velcro fastening to keep it from doing that. Otherwise I love it and will continue to use it!