We have added a new product to our line-up. I’m always curious to new therapies for horses, dogs and humans. I have always tried to find all-natural solutions, steering clear from pharmaceuticals when ever possible. I was very intrigued by a comment that I saw on a Hidez user’s photo regarding the SreamZ bands… and I had to look into it. I’m also thankful that our Hidez users are open to trying any therapy out there to keep their athlete comfortable, happy and performing! Some of the best products I have found have been from other Hidez users!
A new technique in magnetism
StreamZ mineral streaming technology
“StreamZ Global mission is to create innovative products utilizing StreamZ UK manufactured technology; a unique form of magnetism.
StreamZ introduce a new technique in magnetism that when applied efficiently streams minerals around the living system. This entirely unique and non invasive process creates no increase in heat allowing the technology to be worn for long periods of time and directly after exercise.
What drives us is our passionate belief in the capacity of StreamZ products to make a differenceto people, their animals and their plants and crops, and do so in an achievable, low cost and readily accessible way.” – StreamZ Founders.
StreamZ offers a solution for Human (YouStreamZ), Equine (EquStreamZ), and Canine (DogStreamZ). We intend to offer all three products. After all, we must care for ourselves, the owners/riders and not many horse people don’t also have a trusty canine friend!
What are EQU StreamZ Bands?
EQU StreamZ magnetic horse bands introduce a new technique in magnetism for horses – non invasive 360º resonance technology.
Traditional magnets have been used for many years within the equestrian community often found stitched into boots or rugs. Their pulsating magnetic process has achieved limited clinical support and the reputation in using these traditional magnetic devices on horses is mixed. StreamZ unique low-impact magnetic approach changes how magnetic fields are deployed allowing them to be used for longer periods of time.
Disadvantages in using traditional magnet devices include the inability to leave them on whilst through turn out due to the heat created by their pulsating effect. This increase in temperature prevents their use directly after competing or exercise, limits their application time and can be difficult to manage. StreamZ is different, it spins!
EQU StreamZ magnetic horse bands use non invasive 360º resonance technology. Unlike traditional magnet-based gear, they came up with a way to use magnetic fields for longer periods of time without any heat buildup.
With the StreamZ bands, there’s a continuous strip of StreamZ magnetized silicone that creates a 360º non-invasive energy field which spins around the horse’s leg.
The result? Magnets that DON’T create heat!
That means you can use the bands on fetlocks or hocks and directly before/after exercise.
Each pack contains two bands to be worn by one horse; comfortably wrapped around the cannon or pastern bone on either fore or hind legs and worn for a minimum of 8 hours per day. Although worn around the horse leg, StreamZ unique magnetic technology helps minerals across the system creating the ‘StreamZ effect’ throughout the body and not just to localized areas.
StreamZ unique approach to magnetic fields generates no increase in heat, unlike with traditional magnets found in boots and blankets . This non invasive approach allows the bands to be worn 24/7 including through turnout.
EQU StreamZ bands can be wrapped around either fore or hind legs and above or below the fetlock joint. * When turned out for long periods of time the bands should be placed above the fetlock or removed. A few layers of vet-wrap over the top can be used if turned out in soft ground conditions.
EQU STREAMZ INFORMATION:
- Horse boots/wraps/bands attached around cannon bone
- Can be used on fore or hind legs (more information in FAQ, Equ)
- Targets tendons, ligaments, stifles, joints, cannon bone, fetlocks, hocks, back, neck and more.
- Softouch® Neoprene ventilated inner webbing with hook and loop fastening
- Continuous StreamZ technology strip inside each band (32cm long)
- Strong and robust yet lightweight
- Applies a constant, non invasive energy field which creates no heat (unique)
- Easy to manage and maintain (wash in cold water only)
- Used as complementary form of treatment
- ‘Put them on, leave them on’
- Can be used long-term, 24/7, 365 days a year (unlike traditional magnets)
- Can be used pre and post exercise, and even while exercising.
- Sold in pairs (one pair per horse required)
- Manufactured in the United Kingdom under ISO regulations
Each horse is advised to wear two EQU StreamZ bands (one pair) just above or below the fetlock area, on any two front or hind legs. The technology is designed to be worn for a minimum of 8 hours a day although results have been reported as significantly greater when used 24/7. EQU StreamZ are designed to be used in most weather conditions however “24/7 use” refers to the technology and does not indicate the bands can be left on in all weather conditions or whilst out hacking. When the ground is soft and the horse is turned out the bands should be placed above the fetlock joint and out of the soft ground. Care and attention and a level of common-sense is required for the bands to last; as with any other tack product. See care details below.
StreamZ offer a complementary option and should not to be used as a replacement to any professionally diagnosed medications or treatments. StreamZ technology is not clinically proven as the clinical studies carried out were not peer reviewed.
The bands have not been developed to be worn by horses in active use, such as hacking or competing. They can be left on in light exercise or when schooling.
StreamZ bands are suitable to be used in conjunction with medications, supplements, diets, and traditional magnetic products however it is advisable that traditional magnetic products are not placed over the top of StreamZ as this can create damage to the StreamZ 360º magnetic energy field, either when on the horse or when in the tack room.
MEDICAL CONDITIONS TO BE AWARE OF:
Heart condition: It is advised the EQU StreamZ should not be used on any horse diagnosed with a medical heart condition. It is advised that you seek professional medical advice prior to using on a horse diagnosed with a heart condition.
Sensitive skin: Some animals (particularly white haired horses, or horses with allergic contact dermatitis) may find the neoprene too sensitive to place against the skin. StreamZ bands can be placed above other materials and be as effective, so a few layers of vet wrap/bandage can be placed around the leg before the bands are fitted if required. If you notice any discomfort or discolouration on the skin within the first 24hrs then remove the bands. If problems persist then the neoprene bands should be removed completely. The StreamZ strips can be removed from the sleeves and wrapped around the horses leg within a bandage/vet wrap – avoiding the use of neoprene.
Due to advertising regulations in the UK, mentioning specific conditions can be in breach of regulations. If your horse has been previously diagnosed with severe Cushings then you may want to speak with a vet prior to use.
StreamZ are a complimentary device and should never replace prescribed medications or treatments. As with prescribed medications StreamZ does not offer a guarantee on the intended results. Please consult your veterinary professional if you require medical advice, review our returns process, or contact one of our support team.
Ensure the horses legs are clean and dry before fitting.
StreamZ advertise the EQU bands as “24/7 use”. This refers to the technology being able to be worn all day every day, and particularly when the horse is ‘in recovery’. This does not stipulate that bands can be worn 24/7 in all weather conditions, particularly in extremely muddy conditions where the bands may become submerged. Common sense is require for when the horse can and cannot wear the bands.
Cleaning the bands: The material has a life span as with any aesthetic product such as shoes or clothing; it requires care and attention to last 12 months or more, particularly the fastening. To keep the bands as long as possible it is advised that they are washed every couple of weeks using only cold water. Simply remove the StreamZ silicone strips from the open end of the bands (the end next to fastening tongue) and wash by hand or in a machine on a cold hand washing setting and place the strips somewhere safe. Hand/pat dry and slide the StreamZ strips back into the bands, with the ridges/lines on the StreamZ strip facing away from the skin (smooth side facing the skin). Avoid using warm/hot water at all times as this can damage the hooks on the fastening material.
Pay attention to the open-stitched end of each band. This open stitch allows the removal of the StreamZ magnetic strips for when the user wishes to wash the bands or update the sleeves. Once on a horse the Magnetic strips are unable to be removed as the strips wrap around the horses leg. If Streamz strips are misplaced then this is entirely out of the control of StreamZ and as such free replacements will not be issued.
The fastening within the EQU StreamZ requires a level of maintenance and care. Warranty is available on defects with the fastening. We have had issues in the past with the material used and updated the material to the strongest on the market to rectify this issue. Proof of purchase will be required for warranty defects, damaged or lost bands are not covered under warranty.
Where and when to wear the bands: The EQU bands are developed to be used pre or post exercise and not to be used in active work (there is slight movement under the fetlock joint). The EQU bands should be completely removed or worn above the fetlock in soft ground conditions, further still if the ground is soft enough to allow the bands to be submerged then the bands should be removed and only used when turned in. In wet/muddy conditions it is advised to remove them completely to avoid the bands being submerged and make sure the bands are fitted evenly ensuring that the Velcro hooks cannot touch the horses skin. Lost bands are not covered under warranty and single bands are not available for purchase.
Advice: If the horse is ‘turned in’ we advise that the bands are placed below the fetlock (around the pastern); the artery is slightly closer to the outside of the skin under the fetlock joint. If the horse is ‘turned out’ then we would advise that the bands are placed above the fetlock joint (around the cannon bone). We recommend that the bands are placed on the near fore and off hind legs, no matter what the purpose of use, although it generally makes little difference
ABOVE Fetlock – use when turned out in soft ground conditions or whilst in light work.
BELOW Fetlock – use below fetlock when turned in or on box rest. (Slightly better reaction when placed below, but movement is found below the fetlock)
Tip: We have a horse who we like to turn out with his bands on, even if it’s wet. We also noticed that when alone he would often get his teeth under the bands and rip them off. We caught him peering through the hedge like nature detectives. We solved this issue by tricking him! We now put his bands on him, whilst making him look the other way, and then wrap a few layers of vet wrap over the top. He’s none the wiser, and the bands stay on!
If you have any questions please do not hesitate in emailing our support team; firstname.lastname@example.org.
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EQU StreamZ Review: Do Magnetic Bands Really Work?
by Horse Rookie
Testimonial from My EQU StreamZ Experience
In summary: so far, so good! I received the bands right before the COVID pandemic upended a lot of things, including where I was keeping my horse. I temporarily moved him to a friend’s property, and trying out the bands got a bit lost in the shuffle.
After a few weeks settling in, though, I was able to start using them between rides.
What I’m hoping for:
- Quicker recovery time post-exercise
- More suppleness in his hind end and overall movement
- Less intermittent lameness on his front right leg (old injury)
What I’ve noticed so far*:
- Improved movement and suspension at all gaits
- No puffiness post-exercise
- No lameness issues on front right leg
- Plus, he hasn’t minded wearing these bands at all!
*Mid-way through my trial of the bands, my horse popped a splint bone (totally unrelated). I had to switch to a pair of full-size magnetic boot in 2-hour blocks during his 2+ month recovery, which is still underway. I look forward to going back to his fetlock bands once he’s healed up!
Straight from the Horse’s Mouth
Olympians Gemma Tattersall (Eventing) and Sophie Wells (Para Dressage), International 5* show jumpers such as Trevor Breen and Harriet Nuttall and many other international stars across a variety of equine disciplines including showjumping, eventing, dressage, barrel racing, polo, trick riding, and mounted shooting have become EQU StreamZ ambassadors.
See their full list of ambassadors here.