My experience with STAYONS Poultice Leg Wraps
- Belinda Trussell, Dressage
One of the Dressage world's shining stars, Belinda Trussell has represented Canada at the Olympic Games, the World Cup, the World Equestrian Games & the European Championships.
In 2011, my top horse Anton sustained an injury, a serious one that even with the best veterinary care, his recovery was uncertain.
After many months of paddock time and with the help of SSTAYONS leg Wraps as the poultice every night, Anton came back to top competition. Anton does not need STAYONS every night post-injury, but I do use them during every horse show, and when he has worked extra hard in training.
Using them as preventative care keeps my 15-year-old horse in top shape. Anton feels like he is in the best shape of his life. STAYONS wraps are so simple to work with and extremely easy to pack for horse shows. You simply soak the STAYONS wrap with cold water for 30 seconds and apply it directly on the leg with a stable wrap. The best part is that there is no mess!
STAYONS work better than regular poultice because of the combination of clay, Epson salts and guar gum. The Epsom salt draws fluid out of the tissue aiding in the inflammation reduction, and also offers magnesium into the body to further aid the horse. The guar gum is simply a food grade gelling agent (a bean that is dried and ground up) that captures the Epsom salt as it dissolves in the water, and holds it in the gel. It also holds massive amounts of water preventing the STAYONS poultice wrap from drying out as with premade clay based poultices.
Most people believe that when their poultice is dry and it’s time to chip it off the leg… that the job is done. Not true! If it's wet… it’s still working. There are no other poultices that offer this dual therapy. Very simply put, STAYONS leg poultice works better than any other poultice I’ve used, because it reduces heat and inflammation, over a longer period of time.
Anton has definitely benefited from this therapy!
And we have too, as they are so clean and easy to use!