If dogs and cats have suits specially designed for them, then the horses are entitled to the same privileges. Champion sprinter Hay List had the honor to parade in a custom-made equine compression suit at Australia’s Flemington Racecourse.
You see a lot of cyclists, footballers and other sports people use them, said trainer John McNair. They are designed to aid recovery, help with muscle fatigue. We have been using them on Hay List for a couple of weeks now and it makes a huge difference.
Made of a revolutionary moisture-management fabric and designed to assist the thoroughbred’s recovery from races and strenuous training gallops, this wetsuit start from $499. Created by Hidez, a firm in Windsor, New South Wales, this specially suit will certainly be noticed on every turf.
There are zippers everywhere and it takes about 90 seconds to put it on, McNair said. There are designs in place to introduce a variation of the suit that enables a horse to wear it at trackwork so that you can monitor its heart rate, breathing – even its length of stride. [HIDEZ]