TESTIMONIALS

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In order to keep the feedback and testimonials on the Hidez Compression Mask/Hoods, we will do our best to share and compile them here.
If you are a mask user, please share your stories with us! We love to see photos as well.

The Hidez compression mask helps by massaging and applying pressure ( compression) to acupressure points in the head/face/poll.

GV 24 is located in the middle of the head at the bottom of the forelock; Yin Tang is midway between the horse's eyes. The good news is that acupressure points can be activated over a relatively large area so you do not need to be exact to get a result. You can tell when your horse starts to relax because they begin to lick, chew and maybe even yawn. It's a great way to form a bond with your horse and to learn to calm your horse through your own energy.

Using the Hidez Compression Mask will help your equine massages last longer, as it will gently massage these areas while wearing the mask and increase circulation. Use the mask underneath your bridle for a more comfortable horse. The compression will massage the muscle and fascia of the horses face and assist the horse in a complete mental and physical release process.

Using a compression mask by Hidez helps massage and increase circulation in these sensitive areas.

Carry N Andrea Smith- Hidez Mask for Skull Injury 

This mask literally saved my horses life! She had a crushed skull below the temple area. After the vet removed bone fragments, stitched the best he could and wished us best of luck my mare had excessive swelling from her pole to her lips. Her eye was so swollen the inner eye lids were puckered outward. I was giving her so much bute for the pain she started passing blood (she was 26 years old). After a week had passed without improvement and her skin continued to die (which the vet projected would happen, ultimately resulting in putting her down), I reached out to Kate in desperation and she hooked me up with a compression mask and advised to just cold wash thru the mask and after just ONE week the swelling was gone and she had one strip of dead skin at the stitches that I pulled away but other than that, all of the skin was healthy!!! I completely recommend this mask to anyone!!


Sarah Marie


16 September at 21:58

Robinson TL JP: "Details? Did you use it for the same reason?"
Sarah Marie
Yes, I have the (compression) hood and used it twice now on 2 different horses. Excellent for compression, I used it for unsuturable wounds to hold medicated packing in. (And keep flies off) the first wound was huge whole in a horses neck right behind his jaw. I could insert my whole hand into the wound- the wound closed up and healed in 2-1/2 weeks! The second time was on that horse I sent you a picture of- with the wound on the side of his head in the "temple" area. This one took longer to heal- but I did not use the hood right away. After I started using the hood the compression kept making the wound blow out again. But I cleaned it and put it back on daily- or twice daily I think the compression was just helping eliminate the fluid so the wound would heal properly. My friend has the ice socks she used on her mare that had a fracture in her leg. Mare healed up 100% sound and back to running in the 1D. I think I would of had more success with the last wound if I just used the hood right away- but I was just wrapping it for about 3 weeks. Switched to the hood once the scab was formed (to try and avoid having to wash it daily.. but it just extended healing time... I would love to get the body suit.

Lisa Wells, Dec 9, 2016

Young Horse with Separation Anxiety, Stalling, Not Drinking - BFA 2016

"I'm so happy to have met Kate Szukelewicz at the BFA last week and to learn about Hidez. She was walking through our shed row of sale horses and observed our FG filly fretting from being unable to see her neighbor for the first time in her life! She suggested a Hidez mask and after trying it ... I'll never head to a sale again without one. They're amazing and a little unbelievable, but it certainly worked for us. Thanks Kate for being brave enough to offer a solution."

B.J. Salomon, December 22, 2016

Stalling Issues, Anxious, Handling Issues while on recovery

Ok I have not gotten to try it racing cause I have a gelding who is on stall rest. Well for a guy who loves to RUN, stall rest is not working out too good for him. So we went to drugging him with the drugs you give them to be quiet when on stall rest. Due to his metabolism, I guess, they work for about 3 days. So for 3 days you have a horse that is nice to be around other than that you have an ASSHOLE that is either walking on 2 legs or trying to walk and nip at you out of boredom! Ok, so got the Mask from Kate Szukelewicz put it on and guess what? I DON'T NEED DRUGS!!! He was a pleasure to walk a pleasure to be around etc etc. It even worked out over time now I can walk him without the mask on. He just got better. After trying everything from the PHT poll thing to drugs I can honestly say this is the only thing that has worked! So I can honestly say GET IT! If by some weird chance it doesn't work for you and your horse is a size medium in it I will buy it off of you that is how much I believe in it! Will never be without this product its the real deal!!!

Natalie Foutch, November 5, 2016

Copper looks so handsome in the suit!

Copper wears the Active suit and Mask (for the first time) in the Grand Entry at the URA Finals 2016!
Gotta admit, he really was chillin when he had it on and even after I took it off...he wore it for 2 hours. You can see immediate results! Eyes relax, licking his lips, lowers his head & just over all relaxed. So I bought one for the champ! Orville loves it. Doesn't move a muscle when I put it on and after a long haul he isn't tired...amazing!

April Geier at Ferguson Wausau Showroom. - September 27 - Wausau, WI ·

Anxiety, Chomping the bit, Tossing Head, Cribbing

I'm completely amazed by how well the Hidez mask works!!! Anyone that knows Major knows that he LOVES to crib it's only been day two and he has not done it with the mask on!!!!! I usually keep mine on him all day/night and take it off for a few hours and put it back on! Just so his skin can breathe! I really love mine so far! Major also chomps on his bit at shows me and throws his head and that is the reason why I purchased the mask but i noticed it helps with cribbing. I'm completely amazed!!! Thank you to Bobbie Jo Orysen for mentioning it to me and to Kate Szukelewicz for getting it to me so quickly!</p>
I'm completely amazed by how well the Hidez mask works!!! Anyone that knows Major knows that he LOVES to crib it's only been day two and he has not done it with this mask on!!!!! I'm completely amazed!!! Thank you to Bobbie Jo Orysen for mentioning it to me and to Kate Szukelewicz for getting it to me so quickly!

Elysia Van Houten Wilkinson - November 26

Anxiety, Gate Issues, Alleyway Issues

Elysia had contacted us about a mask for her gelding with this concern: "My gelding is really hot going in the arena but great on barrels. I tried the pozzi past this weekend and it worked but slowed him down. Do you think the mask would help and not slow him down? I loose so much of his wind getting him to start, so would love to help him relax. He's not the fastest horse so he needs all his energy he can get. Without the paste he started to be a 3D horse."
Ok I ran my gelding twice today and he was perfect. He was 2nd in the 2D both goes and he never ran backwards going into the alley. I'm so happy with the hood. He started drooling after about 2 min of having it on.
Kayla Morrison, Sept 22, 2016
Anxiety, buddy sour, weaving in stall, pawing

Kayla Morrison- Printed Hidez Mask

Barrel Racing

Got my Hidez mask in and I can't believe the difference it has made. I was very skeptical about it but thought I would give it a try. This mare is super nervous all of the time, claustrophobic and buddy sour. I have to keep Vegas close to her or she'll pull back, won't stand still, and paw a hole in the ground. I put the mask on and thought, "Well, the moment of truth will be taking her away from Vegas." She walked to the trailer calmly leaving her friend in the pasture. I tied her up and walked away! No weaving, pawing, hollering for her buddy. She stood still, licked her lips, rested her back leg and her bottom lip was droopy. I'm in shock, to say the very least. She also stood in her stall by herself without any feed. I'm a believer now!

Bobbi Jo Orysen, Sept 2016

Nervous horse, chomping bit

We purchased a mask for Sammy. He was always chomping on his bit and nervous acting Kylie used it and I was amazed how he wasn't doing that and just seemed more relaxed. He's not hot just nervous about the surroundings and where the other horses are. Kylie sat on him at the fence and he was content resting a back leg not concerned where his buddy was.

Johnna Walls, Oct 2016

Anxiety, Blown Up barrel horse

We bought a mask from Kate, and they work. We use ours on a blown up barrel horse to run goats and now he doesn't run off!

Jennifer Carver‎, to TX 1D Equine- Hidez Compression Suits, Sept 28, 2016

Cribbing

This is Kit he is a cribber , he always cribs when he is tied to the fence , but wearing the Hidez hood he was tied for a couple hours and never cribbed once !! I was skeptical but I had plenty of witnesses that it truly work !! Thank you again for the help !!

‎Carry N Andrea Smith‎ to Kate Szukelewicz 18 September at 21:45 ·

Injury recovery

I just wanted to thank you for introducing me to the Hidez mask!! My sweet old mare is healing very nice! Her skull was crushed and the swelling was so bad her eye bulged but one week after wearing the mask the swelling is almost gone and the new tissue is looking very healthy!! I'll send pictures soon


‎Chasity Olson‎ to Big Dream Racing- Hidez USA - 8 August ·

Nervous horse, anxiety

"Bought this mask on a whim when I seen it advertised to help horses with anxiety. We gave it a try this past weekend. Snoop licked and yawned the second we put it on. He hauled well, stayed calm and worked a great barrel pattern. He didn't stay on the muscle after his work out like he usually does, came right back down to a calm state. While we are still digging deeper into the root of his anxiety, it was nice to see him calm and happy for once!!"


Sandy Turner from Hawk Point, MO, August 2016

Cribbing

"Hood update. Put on her last night have not caught her cribbing yet. Vet was here today to do hocks he was very impressed with it was going to look it up and find out more about them. Also update on the other pair of socks i ordered for my trainer, she has been using them and it has taken down swelling."

Renee Dierdorff, Canada, July 2016:

Anxiety, Focus during performance, Chomping on bit

" I bought just the mask piece for my pleasure horse. I put it on and we went into to the trail class warm up where he can be very anxious with all the traffic. I didn't lunge him at all and we sure got stared at..lol...but my horse was far quieter and he didn't chew on the bit at all which is his nervous behavior. So I think it works! Can't imagine what the whole suit would do!"

Another Hidez customer posted this testimonial:
Leanna Billie with Megan Lefebvre (USA Agent) - Injury recovery

My 11yr old Calf horse Tex was tied to the trailer for the night and at about 5am. I heard Tex pulling back and thrashing around. I got to him and found that he had caught the nose band of his halter on the step ladder of the trailer he hit his head hard and had bad gashes over his eye and top of his head and on his neck just behind his ear. I was worried about swelling and being sore I had already Planned on turning out of the rodeo the next day. But thanks to the awesome Hidez Suit with the neck & hood the next morning I was so surprised to find no swelling no soreness Tex was feeling just as good as ever he like a champ in the rodeo the next morning. I didn't even give any medicine or put any liniment on him. The Hidez Suits with Neck/Hood has played such a big part of keeping my horses going since I been on the rodeo road. So honored to be apart of such a great team.


Chasity Olson‎:

Bought this mask on a whim when I seen it advertised to help horses with anxiety. We gave it a try this past weekend. Snoop licked and yawned the second we put it on. He hauled well, stayed calm and worked a great barrel pattern. He didn't stay on the muscle after his work out like he usually does, came right back down to a calm state. While we are still digging deeper into the root of his anxiety, it was nice to see him calm and happy for once!!

Bobbi Jo Orysen, Sept 2016:

We purchased a mask for Sammy. He was always chomping on his bit and nervous acting Kylie used it and I was amazed how he wasn't doing that and just seemed more relaxed. He's not hot just nervous about the surroundings and where the other horses are. Kylie sat on him at the fence and he was content resting a back leg not concerned where his buddy was.


April Geier

I'm completely amazed by how well the Hidez mask works!!! Anyone that knows Major knows that he LOVES to crib it's only been day two and he has not done it with the mask on!!!!! I usually keep mine on him all day/night and take it off for a few hours and put it back on! Just so his skin can breathe! I really love mine so far! Major also chomps on his bit at shows me and throws his head and that is the reason why I purchased the mask but i noticed it helps with cribbing. I'm completely amazed!!! Thank you to Bobbie Jo Orysen for mentioning it to me and to Kate Szukelewicz for getting it to me so quickly!

 

ICE COMPRESSION AND COMPRESSION SOCKS

 

Ronald Thompson, Sept 2017 - Reining Horses - Pre and Post-Performance-


I'm really impressed with the ease-of-use. You don't have to stand there all day and pet them on the neck and say good boy, good boy, while they continually tip the ice boots over. These things really work.


Kaitlyn Prentice, Dec 2015 - Veterinary/ Recovery Use of Hidez Products -
Thank you to Australia Agent, Bobbi-Jo Blake for sharing this customer's testimony.

Just a little over a month and a half HIDEZ has helped this mare get back to being able to be herself. BB nicked her tendon and had to have her leg stitched back together! After 14 day the pressure wrap and stitches got to come out and the HIDEZ Compression Socks went on. Using the socks it helped the swelling to stayed down and the wound heal up! Whooaa, it's getting closer to getting to leg her back up! This is only one of the ways HIDEZ has help an injury!! Thank you HIDEZ!! Thank you Amanda for taking care of her!

Hidez leg injury recovery


Amanda Corcoran‎:

I used Hidez compression socks on my gelding this weekend for the first time, he has windpuffs and I was looking for a easy way to take the swelling down. Friday night I did not use them and ran a solid top of the 2D run. Saturday I put my hidez socks on in the morning and left them on until we ran later on Saturday night, we ran over half a second faster and would have been 2nd in the 1d! Same thing on Sunday, socks in the morning and took them off right before my run, literally took my hidez socks off and put my running boots on. Again we ran a top 1D time. Also I might add this is without putting ice in them! I can only imagine if we added ice about a hour before running!! Big thank you to Kate and big dream racing!!!


Diane Guinn‎ to Big Dream Racing- Hidez USA Ice Socks - INJURY RECOVERY

Bought a pair of HIDEZ stockings & used them on a horse w/an enlarged tendon sheath on his hock. He wasn't lame on it, but it was unsightly. Took him to the vet & he drew the fluid off & said it would probably come back since there's no way u can pressure wrap a hock. I used the stockings on him 12 hours on & 12 hours off in 90 degree weather for 3 weeks. The tendon sheath has remained normal ever since. I'm a believer!

 


Jan 2016:
About two and a half months ago my 5 year old gelding was kicked in his hock and suffered a collateral ligament tear. He has been on pasture rest for 2 months. The first picture was taken 2 weeks ago before Hidez products. The last picture is ONLY two weeks on the product! He wears an active suit and compression socks every other day for 8 hours. I am amazed at the significant reduction in swelling and the sore on his leg from his standing bandage is healing magnificently! What an amazing product! Thanks to Hidez he is going to be back to competition much sooner than expected! Thank you Bobbi-Jo and Kate Szukelewicz for introducing me to Hidez!!!


 

COMPRESSION SUITS - ACTIVE AND TRAVEL & RECOVERY

 

Dara Pearce, Fractured Pelvis, Tendon Injuries, Cellulitis, Injury Recovery

Surf Furr

READ THE VETERINARY TESTIMONIAL- DOCUMENATION HERE

When I get asked “Why Hidez?” I don’t even know where to begin. All I can think is “Why not?!” But, I’ve heard all of the success stories. I get the photos, stories and the thank you notes, texts and messages. I know as a performance horse owner, I’d do anything for just “one more Season” with my equine partner, a longer life with little maintenance, a comfortable, happy horse or a horse easier to handle because it’s not anxious or suffering from separation anxiety when removed from his herd. This is where the Hidez Compression comes in.

The masks help by using compression on endorphin spots and acupressure points in the horse’s head. So many have found their issues resolved with a Hidez Mask (aka Hood- depending on your geographic location, lol) but just think what, then, could the suit do? By using a suit, and wrapping the muscle groups with graduated compression, you are supporting those areas and massaging the lymphatic system of the horse. You are increasing circulation which helps the horse’s body work to it’s best ability. Increased circulation means more oxygen to the vital organs which lets them do their job and remove toxins from the body. Muscles are massaged. Horses drink more. In addition to the increased circulation, muscle/ligament and tendon support, the suit has a calming effect. There are acupressure points and endorphin release points along the body that the suit will activate. You are offering a therapeutic session to the horse, much like the effect of using a “thunder shirt” for dogs or “swaddling a baby”.

Not only are the suits great for every day use, during travel, before and after performance, while stalling over long weekend events or on the rodeo or endurance trail... they are amazing for injury recovery. That brings me to the purpose of this note. I want to share with you the amazing results seen by a very badly hurt Stallion. Those of us who have come to know him, refer to him as the “blue zebra”. His name is Surf Furr.


This is Surf Furr’s account, from his owner, Dara Pearce. We’ve started it with the GOOD NEWS first and have listed her updates in reverse to the beginning of Surf’s story:

Jan 16, 2017: I'm happy to say this will be my last "Surf update" regarding his healing progress and condition after his shipping ordeal. I am so humbled to report there was no movement felt upon palpation of his pelvis, which means he was cleared and we finally get to say it- he is HEALED!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It wasn't but 10 weeks ago Surf Furr arrived, knocking on deaths door with pneumonia and colitis, a broken pelvis, fractured coffin bone and extensive damage to the tendons in his front left- aside from the cellulitis that developed from the wounds on that leg, blowing up three times the size and eventually sluffing all the hair off from the knee down over the following two weeks.

I have absolutely NO doubt I would not have this horse had we not taken the utmost precautions and called a vet to see him immediately. I also have no ounce of doubt that the use of his Hidez suit and Hidez ice/compression socks contributed to 99% of his speedy recovery. These products are miracles workers. I honestly do not know why ANY horse owner would not have a Hidez suit on hand to use in ANY type of emergency or long term healing/recovery plan. From increasing circulation to promote steady healing of a broken pelvis to helping a horse stabilize who is in the middle of colic!!!!!!! They've 100% made a believer out of me. I will never be without a Hidez suit and all their products.

And last but certainly not least, this entire saga was watched over and blessed by our kind and loving Heavenly Father. There were many prayers lifted up for this horse. We are thankful, to those who prayed for him and to our Lord and Savior for hearing them. I am forever in His debt for allowing my life to be graced with this magnificent creature I call my blue zebra. And this is only the beginning.

https://www.facebook.com/daralynnpe...

Dec 9, 2016: Surf 🌊 update!!!!

The blue zebra was sighted 👀 today out for a stroll in the sunshine. ☀️Today was a good day. 👍🏻 Also included are some new photos of his leg!!! 😯 He even has some peach fuzz coming back on it.👌🏻He got a break from his Hidez suit so I could wash it and got a little ice/compression ❄️ therapy with his Hidez socks on all limbs. 💪🏻 He is still broken, 🤕 but appears to be healing rather quickly! 🙏🏻 Thank you all for your prayers- they've been more helpful than I even know.


Nov 26, 2016:

I couldn't hardly wait to show y'all this!!!

First video was taken about a week ago- approximately two weeks into this ordeal and in obvious pain. Second video was taken this morning. Wow!!!! Look at him go!! This is the BEST he has walked since stepping foot off that trailer!!!! After wearing that suit for less than 24 hours!!!! He was even playing with me today!!!! Praise the Lord!!! 🙏🏻

I know this isn't a miracle/cure-all suit, we still have a long way to go, but that he appears to be the most comfortable he's been since arriving is a HUGE stride in the right direction.


Nov 25, 2016: Surf Furr representing Hidez compression active suit to hopefully speed up his recovery process with his broken pelvis. This thing really is the coolest. Surf dropped his head, yawned and started licking before I ever got his back legs done up. He took two HUGE breaths and a big poop 💩 after I got it all done up. I think he likes it!!!! Stealing a quote from Kate as I think she said it best... "incentive to get better... you don't want to look like a blue zebra.. heal!!" 😆😂

But my oh my if he doesn't make the blue zebra look good!!! Seriously though buddy, heal!


What happened to Surf Furr? Here’s his story:

Neglectful horse hauler...

Surf Furr left Ohio Monday evening. He was to have one lay over and rest and then would be to me. I was not once contacted by the shipper from Monday to Thursday to let me know he had my horse and when to anticipate his arrival. Many pleas from me later to have shipper call me, he finally does- ONE HOUR before he is dropping off!!! He has had him for 3 days and not once let either of us know what was going on!!!! As I arrived to the barn Surf Furr had been unloaded and put on a walker and shipper was already pulling out of the farm!! He had a full trailer load, with five other horses in the trailer. He hands me the horses papers and says the horse is crazy. Puzzled look on my face, as this horse is not supposed to be "crazy..." I say thank you and he pulls out. As I get closer to Surf Furr I can see he is obviously limping! I get out to inspect him and much to my horror it is far worse than just a little limp. He is covered in sweat and blood. He has a swollen front leg from ankle all the way up to his elbow. Very obviously in pain. Cuts above his eye that were not fresh, in fact they were starting to dry out (in other words- they didn't JUST happen). This horse is not crazy and was relieved when I took him off the walker to pet on him a little. Upon offering him water, he drank 4 buckets until I had to cut him off! I immediately called previous owner to tell him what's going on. Message of unsatisfactory performance was received by shipper and he CAME BACK to take pics for himself of the horse!!!!! I had already started to clean him up by then. I wasn't very nice in my conversation with him at the time.... He didn't say anything to me.

Skip a few hours of us caring for and cleaning him up. His leg continues to swell, very obviously in pain and becoming worse. We have pain meds and let him rest overnight. He had two bowel movements overnight to which were complete liquid. He has not touched much grain and hay since his arrival.

The next morning, we had the vet out immediately because the leg has swelled to twice the size it was yesterday and the obvious sound of his labored breathing seriously alarmed us. Vet arrives, 102 fever. Listen to his breathing and it sounds like a freight train is rolling through his lungs. We take radiographs of front leg, hoof, ankle and knee. Thank you Lord, all was clean. No fractures of break. He has sever cellulitis though and several cuts oozing serum. Poor guy.... The most alarming and concerning problem is the pneumonia and colitis. To have both and to treat both at the same time is dangerous. So my concern went from the outside of him to what's happening on the inside. It will be touch and go and VERY close monitoring of him over the weekend. We are hoping just to make him comfortable.


Kate Szukelewicz, November 2015

I cannot thank Hidez enough for all of the help with my Hidez products . With the use of the Travel & Recovery suit, my mare traveled comfortably 12 hours in a trailer to the Elite Barrel Race in Waco, TX. She made 5 runs over three days, with one of her fastest times being the fourth run of the weekend! She stayed in her travel & recovery suit or her active suit, mask and ice compression socks. She never stocked up or appeared sore or stiff. To top that off, two weeks later, on the coldest weekend of the year (Topeka Barrel Bash), spent all three days in a half-sized stall area modeling her custom active suit for Hidez. She ran all three days in her active suits and even though there was little time to warm up and stretch out, on her third consecutive run, she ran in the top 15 of 185 horses. I am sold on the Hidez compression suits and this mare's performance is more than enough proof for me.

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Lauren Ashleigh, October 2015 - Veterinary/ Recovery Use of Hidez Products

Thanks to Australian Agent, Bobbi-Jo Blake, for sharing this testimony

So this was how we (Stephen Sinderberry, Des Hunt) spent our Monday of the long weekend! 2yo mare caught herself on a gate post and this was the result. After 4.5 hours of work Bec Caslick did an amazing job and managed to get it back together. Fingers crossed it heals!!
Will keep you all updated on her progress - plan is to put her in a HIDEZ compression suit thanks to Bobbi-Jo Blake.

Hidez for Veterinary uses

Oct 8 update: Update on our flighty little filly! This afternoon we put her into a HIDEZ travel & recovery compression suit. The idea is that the compression will help control swelling and improve circulation to increase the "sticking" of her reattached skin. She was an angel! Thanks again Bec Caslick and Bobbi-Jo Blake. Another update will be coming next week when we take the suit off to see how the healing is going!

Hidez Veterinary Uses

Tonya Lichte, Danielle Lichte, at the NLBRA Finals, Guthrie, OK, July 2016


Spoiled?!?! Thought SpeedBuggy would be hot in his stall since it's literally 102 degrees outside but his Hidez suit is keeping him cool. His only sweat spots are where the suit doesn't cover. Put his RES neck cooler (you put ice in them) but not even necessary. Love this Hidez suit! 2nd go tomorrow morning and they'll be ready. Thank you Big Dream Racing, Frontier Justice, Better Equine, Wild West Webs, John Gardner Farrier Service, Inspired By RJ, Team Yeager, and Pine Dell!!

Kylie Kemp, Burn Victim - Elizabeth Woolsey Herbert DVM
Adelaide Plains Equine Clinic


Ash recovering in her Hidez burn equine helped with Hidez hidez helps burn victim with recovery
Ash and her borrowed Hidez Ash 1 month after the fire

early in healing process

4 months of healing

Ash - March 2016

In late November 2015 a devastating fire came through my practice area. Several horses died or were severely burned. Adelaide Plains Equine Clinic treated several horses for weeks and in one case over 4 months. The daily treatments consisted of removal of dead skin and wrapping burned limbs which had to be done under sedation. Pain control and prevention of infections was also instituted.

One owner, Kylie Kemp, had four horses that were among the worst of the burned victims. Kylie had previously purchased Hidez suits for her horses. When her first horse had started to show significant healing we put on his pre-fitted suit. I was very dubious for several reasons including the dark colour, pressure on the wounds and excessive heat generated by wearing “clothing” in our summer temperatures.
I noticed that the first horse actually showed no significant aversion to placement, and appeared quite comfortable in the suit. The temperatures at that time were quite hot  (> 37°C or 100° F) and while that horse had access to shade, he seemed to prefer to stand in the sun with his suit on. He sweated on his shoulder but not under his suit.

The second horse, Ash, that also had a premade Hidez suit was much more severely burned and we were unable to put the suit on her as soon as we would have liked. At one point we did put it on her and she trotted around for several minutes when she had her evening turnout after the sun went down. That was the first time she showed significant movement. Ash had large areas on her body which had burned but were now covered in thin hairless skin and would burn easily. She was a magnet for biting flies, and her tail was a lethal weapon which she used to assault her itchy skin.
Initially Ash was too burned in several areas to wear the Hidez more than a day at a time but gradually she could wear it more and more. The back of her front legs had cracked and were very hard to initiate any healing, but gradually much of her legs were covered in skin.
When we could finally leave the Hidez on all the time she finally found freedom. She could stay out in the sun all day and we moved her out of the barn into a large pen where she could run and play. We were also able to reduce the bandages and increase the intervals in between bandage changes.

The Hidez dramatically reduced the cost of care for Ash and increased her daily comfort during this ongoing healing process. I am in love with these suits for equine burn patients.

Permission to reproduce provided to Bobbi-Jo Blake, Authorized Hidez Agent, HidezProducts.com for publication by:
Elizabeth Woolsey Herbert DVM
Adelaide Plains Equine Clinic
1951 Two Wells Rd
Gawler SA 5118 Australia

61 08 8523 4777 

61 0409505205

SKYPE 1 707 703 1474

www.adelaideplainsequine.com/

 

Black Caviar's Trainer...

 

Black Caviar and Hidez

"I was very pleased the way black caviar travelled to England in her Hidez suit. she lost hardly any weight on her long flight from Australia which helped me train her without any alteration to my original plan." -Peter Moody

"I find that the Hidez suit help speed up muscle repair after racing.I am amazed at the way the horses take to the suit I believe The Hidez suit will be an asset to any horse in training." - Michael Bryant

Chiropractor to Black Caviar...
"As the veterinarian for Black Caviar and accompanying her on the flight from Melbourne to the UK I was extremely impressed with the compression suit that was used on her for the trip. Throughout the flight she was very comfortable and her body temperature remained stable all the way. There was no sign of sweating and on removal of the suit at Heathrow I was delighted that her legs had no swelling at all and felt cool and tight.

I felt that the compression suit used on Black Caviar enabled her to reach the UK in peak condition and if I was flying more horses overseas I would highly recommend the use of this compression suit to give the horse the best chance of arriving in the best possible physical shape. The suit also appears to aid recovery after exercise."

Dr. Peter Angus
B.V.Sc (Hons) M.A.C.V.Sc
Melbourne Equine Veterinary Group

testimonial for Hidez Black Caviar

 

 

"Since receiving our HIDEZ suit we have used it for all of his road and air travel. We have never had any trouble with him overheating or any skin irritations and the HIDEZ suit is usually on him for hours at a time." When recovering Smoken-Up likes to rest in his HIDEZ suit for several hours after exercise and race meetings. We have found the suit enhances his recovery time from muscle soreness and reduces his pain from lactic acids. The big thing that I notice is that Smoken-Up really loves his suit, its a noticeable difference. The HIDEZ suits make the animals feel really good and I recommend them to any sporting horse."
-Lance Justice Smoken-Up
Harness racing


"In preparing our horse Diamond R Boston (Boss) for the annual Shahzada 400km Memorial Endurance Riding Challenge this year, we decided to use a HIDEZ recovery suit.
One of the toughest endurance rides in the world, Shahzada is a five day marathon which requires the utmost attention to detail to complete. Meticulous preparation prior to the ride, and careful horse management during the ride is crucial to maximise your chances of completing what in endurance riding is termed the 'ultimate challenge'. Travel to the ride was about seven hours, and involved significant sections of dirt road which we had the float completely closed for. Despite this, Boss arrived in great physical condition with no inflammation or sweating. Skin irritations can be a real problem during this ride, but the HIDEZ suit didn't cause any problems in this regard. Boss returned home having done us all proud by not only completing Shahzada, but winning it by almost an hour ahead of his nearest rival. We feel the HIDEZ recovery suit definitely helped him recover each evening and contributed to this success."
Kim Hagon & Boss
Endurance