Show Jumping

Show Jumping tests a horse’s ability to jump a challenging course, usually within the shortest time possible and with the fewest faults.

To participate in this very competitive discipline, a horse needs agility, balance, control and power. The most important quality of a good show jumper is a horse that lifts its front legs from the shoulders, so enabling it to clear the fences well. Any restriction in forelimb movement can be related to tightness in the trapezium muscle supporting the shoulder blades, preventing full contraction to lift the forelegs clear. The muscles of the shoulder extend at the latissimus dorsi muscle along the whole length of the spine and, consequently restriction in the shoulder will have a direct effect on the vertebrae underneath the saddle region, and the ability of the horse to bascule or round itself over a fence.

To clear the height and the spread of an obstacle, a horse calls on extraordinary strength from its 
muscles and ligaments. During the take-off stage of the jump maximum force is applied to hindquarters, with particular force through the muscles supporting the pelvis, stifle and hocks. In the landing phase the forehand braces to absorb the concussion, causing strain to the chest, shoulder, back and neck muscles.

Hindlimb stiffness, hamstring stiffness. Jarred and swollen joints. Improve flexibility and elasticity of muscles. Relax after competition and break down lactic acid. Warm up pre- competition.

Equissage is a safe, easy to use, natural, non-aggressive and non-invasive way to effectively warm up and cool down your horse, prevent common issues, improve performance and maintain your horse in peak condition.

Voted “Best New Horse Product in the World” in 2000 BETA UK, Show Jumpers world wide love how Equissage provides a full body workout, equivalent to a 10km walk for their competition horse. Equissage gently penetrates through 4 foot of bone and 2 foot of tissue to provide the following benefits to Show Jumping horses:

  • Increased blood flow, which aids in recovery of fatigued muscles, helps to absorb concussion, and reduces strain to the chest, shoulder, back and neck muscles
  • Improved lymphatic drainage to assist in reducing swelling and soft tissue trauma
  • Relaxation of the muscles, helps to prevent restriction in forelimb movement and improve extension
  • Improved joint mobility to help with agility, balance, control and power