Tuesday, March 27, 2012

When your horse's hide just isn't good enough...

Hidez has the answer!


Photo from Hidez


"The HIDEZ graduated compression animal suits are specifically engineered garments, using revolutionary technologies to construct the suits. Our scientifically engineered fabric is cut (into panels) in specific ways, then sewn together and strategically placed around the garment to focus in on certain muscle groups.

"The unique seams also play a role, acting as anchor points our seams they help us with muscle focus creating the right amounts of controlled graduated compression to the animals body.

"The term graduated compression means that we apply a greater amount of pressure at the extremities (the lowest point of the leg) and the pressure reduces off along the limbs and body. This technique HIDEZ uses force these vital blood supplies out of the lower limbs (where fluids tend to pool) back into circulation, back towards the heart.

"This process enhances blood flow and oxygen availability to animal’s muscles & speeds up the removal of waste products (e.g. lactic acids and carbon dioxide) for vital blood supplies. Good healthy blood supplies recover injuries faster, help prevent injuries by maintaining muscle temperature and it reduces muscle fatigue and by flushing out bad blood it reduces delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS)."

Get ahead of this trend now, folks. Your horse will thank you.

25 comments:

  1. Seriously? For some reason this makes me laugh, but I'm sure there is something to it... I can't imagine how much those cost.

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    1. Your horse could be sporting one of these babies for the low, low price of $500 Australian dollars.

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  2. Haha! Looks like SCUBA suits for horses! Time for some deep sea diving :)

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    1. 19) Can my animal swim in their HIDEZ?

      Sea water is fine; just rinse them out well afterwards with fresh water. However swimming in Chlorinated water can deteriorate the HIDEZ fabrics, so we don’t recommend it at all.

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  3. My horses would die of embarrassment if I made them wear something like this. And not to be skeptical about the benefits of dressing your horse up like a clown but...

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    1. All the fighting, swearing and straining will be worth it once your horses feel the effects of the full body hug of these suits.

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  4. does it come in a bikini model for summer? they look like some of the snazzy cycling outfits i see during my morning commute. if i can train one of my guys to get on a bike, i'll get one. until then...
    (btw, what happened to good old-fashioned bandaging? that doesn't work anymore?)

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    1. There is no mention of a bikini model, but with the 5 high performance sports zippers I'm sure you'll be able to customize the fit in any way you see fit.

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  5. I'm not a sleazy person, but at the very least they have the redeeming quality that they come off before you go out and show your horse. I'm assuming you are supposed to ride your horse while it is wearing this Hidez get-up. They seems to be like the suits/outfits athletes wear now when they compete to help them run faster, jump higher etc. So, if I'm supposed to ride my horse in that get-up, why do they come in primary colors? Wouldn't normal coat colors make more sense? Bay, black, chestnut, grey...

    Can't wait to see the Australian Olympic team compete this year!

    -DS
    Adventures In Colt Starting

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    1. They recommend using HIDEZ before and after exercise, no mention of during:

      HIDEZ Are Best Worn

      Whilst or during any means of transportation (e.g. air/road etc.).
      Before and directly after exercise to help with warm-up and cool-down routines.
      Whilst in a stable.
      Overnight to treat injuries or physical exertion after competitions.
      Before & after an operation.

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  6. The ensemble seems a little unfinished to me. Where's the matching face/mask cap?? And, cape? :-)

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    1. 23) Can I customise my HIDEZ suit?

      Yes we can customise your HIDEZ suit. We are only too happy to add your company logo's, stable names and or your animals name (this may come at extra cost to you).

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    2. oh i'm so in for a superhero theme. mask, cape and all! just need to think of a cool alter-ego... 'HIDEZ Horse' - the super horse who rescues innocent horses and hides them from over-fussy owners who dress them funny?

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    3. I've searched their site and there is no mention of HIDEZ turning your horse into a super hero. Clearly this is an abominable oversight on their part, I will have to write them immediately and inform them of this omission.

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  7. What happens to the tail? Is that where the cape is hidded? Or does it just stick out without the benefit of gradual compression zips and achor point seams?

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    1. Tail covers are sold as an accessory item. For an additional fee, you can have them monogrammed. (Yes, I made that one up.)

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  8. I read somewhere that Michael Phelp's swimming bodysuit took him twenty minutes to pull on...

    Gah! I can only imagine what it would be like to pull something like this over all that horsehair.

    I like Breathe's idea of a matching cape and cap--except for you have to remember the great designer's advice from the *Incredibles*... "No capes."

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    1. Amazingly their FAQ does not include information about how long it takes to put on a HIDEZ. I wonder why they left that out...

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  9. How do you get those things on your horse?!

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    1. Sadly the video section of their website is empty or I would gladly link to it.

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  10. I'll take one in zebra print, please.

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    1. Sounds like a special order to me, that'll be $400 extra. Though it would look smashing on Harley.

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  11. I saw a pic of a horse walking around in one of these after a 3-day (over on Eventing Nation) and did a double-take, lol. Just when you think you've seen it all...

    $50 to anyone that can wrestle my horse into one. An extra $25 if you don't need to slather him in Crisco first, and another $25 if you escape with no bodily injuries. :-)

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    1. Just in case everybody's sarcasm buzzer wasn't going off full bore when they read my post- I also think these things look ridiculous, I'm also not sure their intended use is entirely plausible. The vascular system of horse legs and hooves are closer to duck legs than ours.

      Anyway- no way would $100 be enough to get me to wrestle one of these onto your horse.

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  12. Actually, lol, something like this in a bit looser flymesh type material might be handy..for the horse allergic to bites...

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