Your Hidez sizing relies on the height of your horse. Knowing the accurate height (in inches, cm or hands) will help you determine the size needed in your situation. All Hidez products are hand-made in Sydney Australia.
Masks fit based on height of horse. When doing trade shows or private fittings, I have found that horses that are right on the height of both sizes, tend to need to size down.
For example: Mare is 15 H tall (60″), I would suggest sizing down to a small mask.
XS Horse (same as L pony) fits 13H-14H horses
S Horse fits 14H-15H horses
M Horse fits 15H-16H horses
L Horse fits 16H-17H horses.
These items are compression and are designed to fit tight. Do not be afraid to pull or stretch the fabric to get the mask on. Once in place, adjust to fit behind the hears and around the eye holes to not rub on the inside corners of the eyes or behind the ears.
When to use your mask:
Hauling, Stalling, for head injuries, after chiropractic adjustment, when standing tied to trailer, during turnout for special cases. You can have your horse wear it’s mask for as little as 30 minutes or all day long. For use over 12 hours, we suggest removing the mask (pulling off like a sock), shake it out and pull back on. This helps prevent rubbing and allows you to smooth the hair back down to prevent itching.
Word of caution: look for objects or areas where a mask might get snagged. Horses love to rub and bucket hooks, a screw or pop rivet in a stall, or a piece of fencing can do damage to your Hidez compression fabric. Just inspect the area where you will leave your horse with mask to prevent damage to the product. Note: curious hauling buddies have been known to reach out and grab these a time or two… distancing helps! Enjoy your Hidez compression was and feel free to message us if you have any questions!
For Compression Socks and Ice Compression Socks:
Hidez compression socks and ice compression socks are suitable for all horses.
Simple and Easy Application- wrap, zip, secure.
Our socks are sized by the height of the horse:
|SOCK SIZE||SOCK FITS|
|8H-9H||SMALL HORSE- SMALL|
|9H-10H||SMALL HORSE- MEDIUM|
|13H-14H||PONY- LARGE, HORSE-XS|
How To Measure Your Horse for a Hidez Suit:
To Obtain the correct Hidez suit size for your horse, simply measure the height of your horse from the ground level to the highest point of the horse’s withers (see diagram).
Then refer to the Hidez size chart for suit sizing.
Here’s a great video put together by Hidez.com on measuring your horse for their Hidez suit.
Putting Your Hidez Suit On Your Horse
When suiting your horse up, start at the shoulders and make sure you keep the leg of the suit as high on the horses leg as possible. Have the top leg seem just above where the shoulder and forearm muscles meet. Pull the 2 sides of the suit together with the liner laying flat against the horse. As you zip, move the zipper out and down in small increments while holding the suit in place with the opposite hand. This will allow you to manage where you want the suit to sit. Don’t just pull the zipper down as you will drag the suit downwards with the zipper, causing the leg and shoulder of the suit to sit too low. By not having the front legs correct, you reduce the effectiveness of the specifically placed panels and seams and the suit can place more pressure than required on the wither.
On some horses, you will find after longer periods of time the suit will have moved down the leg slightly. The horse’s hair allows the suit to slide down but prevents it from moving up. Simply unzip the legs, reposition and rezip.
Please watch this short instructional video from Stuart Tinney Olympic Gold Medalist, as he demonstrates how easy it is to fit and remove the Hidez Equine MK11 Travel & Recovery Compression Suit.
Your order will be shipped within one week of receipt unless the item is on backorder. With the nature of imported items, your order can take up to 3 weeks for original colors and 4-6 weeks for prints and customs.
We ship products via USPS Priority Mail.
While we do try to keep a good variety of inventory on-hand, with the varying range of sizes and colors, we might have to order your item. We order our products directly from Hidez Australia. And typically receive them within 3 working days of placing the order. This means we can still supply you with your order in about one week – 10 days.
PLEASE NOTE: BECAUSE HIDEZ ARE AN IMPORTED ITEM, AND MOST ITEMS ARE SPECIFICALLY ORDERED TO YOUR REQUEST, WE HAVE A 15% RESTOCKING FEE ON ALL RETURNS OR ORDERS NOT PICKED UP.
This does not apply to original color masks. Masks are refundable if you notify us of a return request within 7 days of receipt, for no restocking fee.
Custom and Print orders are non-refundable, for any reason.