“I received my SmartScrim yesterday and I was going to wait until I had used it for a while before I wrote a review, but I am already blown away. First, I ordered it on Friday night. I was expecting it to process on Monday and to receive it later in the week. Instead, the order was processed by Saturday evening and was delivered Monday morning. That was a very pleasant surprise. I left it on my gelding in the stall for about 4 hours yesterday and then 4 hours today. I decided to purchase the SmartScrim after a frustrating series of events left him with extremely tense muscles through his back as well as soreness in his hindquarter which caused him to put his weight on his forehand. He is not normally a high maintenance horse, and I was starting to get frustrated. Two 4 hour sessions in the SmartScrim and he's putting enough weight on his hindquarter to take the strain off his shoulder and the huge knots of muscles that were hard as rocks on his back are less than half the size and much softer. I have been a fan of products similar to Benefab® in the past and purchased a back blanket for him a while back, the results were not even comparable to what the SmartScrim has done in 2 days. I am blown away and look forward to purchasing products for myself, too.”
Unfortunately I only have one because the 82 was on back order but now I have seen the results on my quarter horse gelding Noble that I use for competitive trail rides. I am trying to condition him for Fall rides and I was hoping this would help. I got the order quick and started using it before and after every ride. The first thing that I noticed was he stood so calm while I did his feet. He almost never gives up his feet so well. Not sure why but this time all four came right up and I was able to clean thoroughly without him stomping his foot down. When I ride he is more flexible and engaged. I regret not buying this earlier could have saved me a lot of time warming up. I can’t wait to receive the 82 for my other gelding and get him in on the action. He is my nervous Nellie and I’m hoping this will help him too. My only wish is that this product came in a durable bag. The zipper broke the first week so now I am in the hunt for a new bag to store it in. Hands down super happy with my purchase and I already ordered one for my other horse.
Good only use it once
Too soon to tell!
I bought the scrim, hood, poll strap and hock wraps. I have started using the poll strap and the scrim for a little over a week now and I find that this brings great relief to my mare that has some back discomfort. I have started off slow, with just 4-5 hours a day for the scrim and will work up to more hours. I will say that if you order this scrim, order 1 size larger than what your horse usually wears in a sheet/blanket. I have a 14.3 Quarter Horse that normally wears a 74 and this scrim has a Velcro fasterner in the front under the buckle straps and I cannot fasten that without making this too tight across her chest. I wish I had order a larger size. Over all I think this is a great product and I use it everyday to give my mare relief and comfort
I am happy with the product but I don’t see any instructions for the back straps.