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Magnets...do they work?
scwebster
Reg. Mar 2013
Posted 2017-02-26 11:11 AM
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Magnetic blankets and wraps are all the rage. Do they really work? Have you noticed a difference with use?  
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jd&ez
Reg. Oct 2003
Posted 2017-02-26 11:20 AM
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They work to take money out of your hands.  And they work anecdotally. There is no independent scientific studies that show that they work.

Never been anything to show they hurt either.

Kinda like the phycic thing. If you believe it works, it does.

 
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Reg. Mar 2016
Posted 2017-02-26 11:29 AM
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Have used statement on my back with geat effects.

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cheryl makofka
Reg. Jan 2011
Posted 2017-02-26 12:40 PM
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jd&ez - 2017-02-26 11:20 AM

They work to take money out of your hands.  And they work anecdotally. There is no independent scientific studies that show that they work.

Never been anything to show they hurt either.

Kinda like the phycic thing. If you believe it works, it does.

 

I had one horse who reacted bad to magnetics.

Put the magnetic blanket on 15 min later he acted colicky, rolling, sweating , kicking at belly.

Removed the blanket and the symptoms went away immediately.
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Reg. Sep 2008
Posted 2017-02-26 12:43 PM
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cheryl makofka - 2017-02-26 12:40 PM

jd&ez - 2017-02-26 11:20 AM

They work to take money out of your hands.  And they work anecdotally. There is no independent scientific studies that show that they work.

Never been anything to show they hurt either.

Kinda like the phycic thing. If you believe it works, it does.

 

I had one horse who reacted bad to magnetics.

Put the magnetic blanket on 15 min later he acted colicky, rolling, sweating , kicking at belly.

Removed the blanket and the symptoms went away immediately.

Simply for curiosity sake (as I have never owned a magnet blanket), after that did you have the magnets' polarities checked. I have heard that if the polarities are reversed or wrong it can cause issues.
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cheryl makofka
Reg. Jan 2011
Posted 2017-02-26 1:08 PM
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jd&ez - 2017-02-26 11:20 AM

They work to take money out of your hands.  And they work anecdotally. There is no independent scientific studies that show that they work.

Never been anything to show they hurt either.

Kinda like the phycic thing. If you believe it works, it does.

 

I had one horse who reacted bad to magnetics.

Put the magnetic blanket on 15 min later he acted colicky, rolling, sweating , kicking at belly.

Removed the blanket and the symptoms went away immediately.

Simply for curiosity sake (as I have never owned a magnet blanket), after that did you have the magnets' polarities checked. I have heard that if the polarities are reversed or wrong it can cause issues.

No I didn't have the polarities checked. Only the one horse reacted to the blanket, no other horse did.

I did stop using them shortly after, didn't want any more adverse reactions
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Southtxponygirl
Reg. Nov 2006
Posted 2017-02-26 1:37 PM
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 I love my PHT Blanket and bell boots, you have to let your horses get use to them slowly, my blanket I would use it about 15 mins a day untill my horses got use to the feel of it and now I can leave it on them all day or night if I feel like they need it and my bell boots the same way, now I know theres magnets out there that can be bad for your horses so look into them really good, PHT is the only products I trust.. 
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jd&ez
Reg. Oct 2003
Posted 2017-02-26 2:27 PM
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Be sure to haul in an aluminum trailer so your horse doesn't stick to the sides.

And you want to make sure they use plastic barrels where you compete. Last thing you need is have a steel barrel stuck to your horse. 
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Southtxponygirl
Reg. Nov 2006
Posted 2017-02-26 3:11 PM
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jd&ez - 2017-02-26 2:27 PM Be sure to haul in an aluminum trailer so your horse doesn't stick to the sides.



And you want to make sure they use plastic barrels where you compete. Last thing you need is have a steel barrel stuck to your horse. 

Man no kidding jd&ez, I hate it when my horses get a barrel stuck to them and I would really hate to see my horse stuck to the side of a trailer but I have a aluminum so no chance of that happening. Thank goodness for the aluminum trailers.  
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GLP
Reg. Oct 2013
Posted 2017-02-26 3:18 PM
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Southtxponygirl - 2017-02-26 3:11 PM

jd&ez - 2017-02-26 2:27 PM Be sure to haul in an aluminum trailer so your horse doesn't stick to the sides.



And you want to make sure they use plastic barrels where you compete. Last thing you need is have a steel barrel stuck to your horse. 

Man no kidding jd&ez, I hate it when my horses get a barrel stuck to them and I would really hate to see my horse stuck to the side of a trailer but I have a aluminum so no chance of that happening. Thank goodness for the aluminum trailers.  

Yeah, you should see the looks the mare gives me when she has her magnets on and she gets stuck to my steel trailer!
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Southtxponygirl
Reg. Nov 2006
Posted 2017-02-26 3:26 PM
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GLP - 2017-02-26 3:18 PM
Southtxponygirl - 2017-02-26 3:11 PM
jd&ez - 2017-02-26 2:27 PM Be sure to haul in an aluminum trailer so your horse doesn't stick to the sides.



And you want to make sure they use plastic barrels where you compete. Last thing you need is have a steel barrel stuck to your horse. 
Man no kidding jd&ez, I hate it when my horses get a barrel stuck to them and I would really hate to see my horse stuck to the side of a trailer but I have a aluminum so no chance of that happening. Thank goodness for the aluminum trailers.  
Yeah, you should see the looks the mare gives me when she has her magnets on and she gets stuck to my steel trailer!

LOL, Well I did get stuck a few times when I was riding by some steel trailer's now that was a sight trying to pull my horse off, finally I got some help when some young men came walking by..I dont know what I would have done if I didnt get any help, it was getting close to my time to run.. 
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Nevertooold
Reg. Oct 2003
Posted 2017-02-26 4:31 PM
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The PHT mags definitely work. I love the bell boots and blanket.

I have arthritis in my left hand and my thumb got so sore that I couldn't grip anything. I bought a cheap magnetic bracelet and it helped. I bought a Sabona mag bracelet and it takes 90% of the pain away. I take it off when I shower and if I forget to put it back on, within about 12 hours my thumb will start hurting like crazy.

 
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jbhoot
Reg. Jan 2010
Posted 2017-02-26 4:35 PM
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Science just give me the science. How do they work?
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Nevertooold
Reg. Oct 2003
Posted 2017-02-26 4:50 PM
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jbhoot - 2017-02-26 4:35 PM Science just give me the science. How do they work?

They increase blood flow.
The lack of bloodflow to an area usually causes inflammation that in return causes pain.

Through my barrel racing years, when something would happen that I would get hurt, I would take my PHT blanket and wrap myself up into it.


http://www.phtmagnetics.com/aboutmagnetics.asp

 

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little_bug
Reg. Oct 2008
Posted 2017-02-26 7:52 PM
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 I just recently got a Back on Track blanket and front leg wraps. I have used the wraps on a horse that stocks up really badly with great success and I put them on my mare's front legs when she was sore and noticed a big difference. I haven't used the blanket enough to know yet. 
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Reg. Jan 2012
Posted 2017-02-26 8:11 PM
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I got the BOT knee brace as my knees are junk. They hurt and pop and get swollen after riding. The brace has really helped with the inflammation. I haven't used it for about a week, and was actually just telling my husband I needed to start using it again because my knee is hurting again.

Hubby uses the BOT back brace from time to time, and says it helps, and he's not one to believe in those sorts of remedies.

I have a professionals choice magnetic blanket for my horse. Not sure it does anything but they aren't as good of quality as the BOT or PHT blankets.

Just got a set of BOT hock wraps. Haven't used them a whole lot, but both mates seem to warm up easier after applying them for a while beforehand.
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mayday
Reg. Jan 2017
Posted 2017-02-27 9:53 AM
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I don't know, im a big skeptic, I've bought them and tried them for myself and never noticed a thing...
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RodeoCowgirl4u
Reg. Aug 2012
Posted 2017-02-27 4:54 PM
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I use a Professional's Choice magnetic bell boot...on my shoulder that cramps up while working on the computer. In about 2 hours the tightness in my shoulder is relaxed and it moves a lot better.

I also use a magnetic blanket on my mare before our runs and she works a lot better if I have used it first vs. if I forgot it.
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Woodys Mama
Reg. May 2009
Posted 2017-02-27 5:04 PM
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I have personally used PHT/Magnacue products on our horses and myself. Within a few minutes arthritic pain eases with me.

is it a cure all....no

but it IS THERAPEUTIC and as with any therapy needs to be used frequently to receive full benefit

I had a mare colic once, put the blanket on her and within 30 mins she was great

any body soreness I find, I use the hood or blanket on the horses

BOT isnt magnetic, it uses ceramic to reflect the body heat back in.

Does BOT work??? Yes, Personally I felt like on MY HORSE BOT hyped him up and PHT calmed him down.

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Reg. May 2009
Posted 2017-02-27 7:46 PM
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Woodys Mama - 2017-02-27 6:04 PM I have personally used PHT/Magnacue products on our horses and myself. Within a few minutes arthritic pain eases with me. is it a cure all....no but it IS THERAPEUTIC and as with any therapy needs to be used frequently to receive full benefit I had a mare colic once, put the blanket on her and within 30 mins she was great any body soreness I find, I use the hood or blanket on the horses BOT isnt magnetic, it uses ceramic to reflect the body heat back in. Does BOT work??? Yes, Personally I felt like on MY HORSE BOT hyped him up and PHT calmed him down.

 PFM

 
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daisycake123
Reg. Dec 2006
Posted 2017-02-27 7:49 PM
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I was at a show and know my horses hocks where fusing girl next to me let me use her hock boots and put them on my horse with in two minutes of leaving the stall I thought he was going to jump out it took four people to help me get them off. No more magnets
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Reg. Nov 2009
Posted 2017-02-27 8:08 PM
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Not any magnet will work. the kind you get at walmart are just plain magnets. therapy have polarization at a higher frequency, if you google how therapy magnets are made you'll get a slug of information that will explain how they really work. yes they do work. my mare had pottamic fever and down for the count. I put the boots and hocks on her, she started to make a come back.
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Reg. Feb 2011
Posted 2017-02-28 8:02 AM
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I didn't believe in magnets but I had a horse with a hock fracture. His hock was the size of a volley ball. We had to keep him still to heal, and he likes to buck in his stall, so I was scared to give him any pain meds for that reason. So, with nothing to lose, I grabbed these magnetic bells that were a prize from a barrel race that we had thrown in the tack room and never used and I put both of them on the back foot. When I came back the next day, that hock was nearly normal sized. I couldn't believe it. I started studying magnets and called some manufacturers and now I'm a Benefab dealer and user. I still keep an open mind; I just try them on different things and monitor the reaction.
They don't always work on everything. Sometimes it takes prolonged use.
The horse I'm talking about made a full recovery, still competes, still bucks when I turn him out, and I'm using an oral joint supplement that I carry in my store and Benefab. That's it. I haven't injected in awhile and I don't know that I will have to.
Hope this helps.
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Reg. Jun 2010
Posted 2017-02-28 12:22 PM
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I am going to start marketing these for as a cure-all for horses that pull back! PROBLEM SOLVED! I'll just include a steel piece to install on the outside of your trailer in the package
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Posted 2017-02-28 12:31 PM
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Reg. Feb 2010
Posted 2017-02-28 2:29 PM
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I was skeptical about magnets as well. I did bunch of research and read review after review on magnacu and pht. Decided to pick up a used one.

a month ago our 24 year old, arthritic gelding got himself in a wreck and had to be on stall rest for a week. I was REALLY worried because it was well below freezing and he struggles to get around on a good day.

I put the magnacu on him in his stall. He was stalled up for 24 hours without even a hand walk because we wanted the stitches to settle in his chest.
When I did take him for a walk on day 2, he walked out SOUNDER than he went in. There was also NO swelling in his chest where the stitches were and the wound was clean and healing faster than I could have imagined.

That's all it took. Whatever that blanket did, it worked.

Ive actually sold most of my back on track and am slowly replacing it with magnacu as all of my horses seem to prefer it. They relax right away when I put the magnets on them.
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LabRat
Reg. Nov 2009
Posted 2017-02-28 7:56 PM
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I've tried the magnetic hood, sheet, poll packs, wraps. For me, it's kind of like the old X-Files poster in Mulder's office "I Want To Believe"... but for some reason I just can't.
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Reg. Sep 2003
Posted 2017-02-28 8:01 PM
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daisycake123 - 2017-02-27 7:49 PM I was at a show and know my horses hocks where fusing girl next to me let me use her hock boots and put them on my horse with in two minutes of leaving the stall I thought he was going to jump out it took four people to help me get them off. No more magnets

 More than likely it would have happened with any type hock wrap
Some horses feel trapped and for these type of horses I advise 1) know your horse 2) put one on at a time ??
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Reg. Feb 2007
Posted 2017-03-01 11:02 AM
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I do not own a magnetic blanket due to the price but I did put a friends on my horse and within minutes he was licking his lips and stretching so it was doing something. I have the BOT mesh blanket, bell boots and leg wraps. I do not use the blanket much due to the fact that I keep horses turned out. I do use the leg wraps however to trailer and when I have one that has stocked up and it works great. I won a saddle pad liner I actually use it on my bed to sleep on and it does wonders for my back. My hips started hurting last week and I slept on it and have felt no pain during the night anymore.
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Reg. Oct 2003
Posted 2017-03-01 12:28 PM
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Every person and animal is different and what works for one sometimes doesn't work for another. I love using the PHT mags on my horse and myself and I feel the results on myself and feel how my horse moves out smoother after having the blanket on. You do need to know your horse. My sister bought a new horse that is a dead head at home but gets anxious and chargey at the gate. She now puts the PHT blanket before she puts him in the trailer and leaves it on until she saddles up. She's thrilled about him being so much more relaxed. Now I can't do that with my horse as he gets too relaxed and doesn't fire so his blanket time is after I run.

I tried the BOT knee wrap and within 10 minutes my leg was throbbing. The BOT shirt did nothing for my husband or myself but the Tommie Copper helps us and it is what I use on my knee. It doesn't give support but it sure takes the pain out. I know many people that love the BOT shirts etc. So you use what works for you.

 
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Reg. Dec 2007
Posted 2017-03-01 12:45 PM
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I have to confess that I think PHT blankets have made my horses feel better.......I THINK....I can't say "I KNOW THEY WORK!"
In general, the science is very soft when it comes to magnets. That doesn't mean they don't work. It just means that it hasn't been proven conclusively yet.
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Reg. Mar 2010
Posted 2017-03-01 1:16 PM
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I whole heardetly believe that since I've been using the BOT wraps and hock boots on an older gelding I ride that I can see a big difference in his turns. He's sitting harder and using his hind end like he should. I started doing the BOT stuff and injectable glucosamine on him at the same time and I belive both have helped tremendously. I use the bot wraps on my colt as well when I travel, I however, will not pay the higher amount for the PHTs, I think my bots work just fine, if someone can pRove it makes a significant difference from bot to pht then maybe.... but how can you prove it?
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Reg. Nov 2006
Posted 2017-03-01 1:29 PM
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The PHT's do work 
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Posted 2017-03-02 11:08 AM
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RnRJack - 2017-03-01 11:16 AM I whole heardetly believe that since I've been using the BOT wraps and hock boots on an older gelding I ride that I can see a big difference in his turns. He's sitting harder and using his hind end like he should. I started doing the BOT stuff and injectable glucosamine on him at the same time and I belive both have helped tremendously. I use the bot wraps on my colt as well when I travel, I however, will not pay the higher amount for the PHTs, I think my bots work just fine, if someone can pRove it makes a significant difference from bot to pht then maybe.... but how can you prove it?

They can prove it the same way you just did with your BOT testimony - by THEIR experience.  These are two differnt therapies and I suspect that the reason you're horse is working better is probably because of the glucosamine.    
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Reg. Nov 2008
Posted 2017-03-02 10:15 PM
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I won a Professional Choice magnetic blanket awhile back & really liked it and think my horses do too. They seem more relaxed and licking when one has it on. I'm going to order another one so each has one now.
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Reg. Apr 2004
Posted 2017-03-07 2:32 PM
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 Love my PHT blanket.  I bought it over 10 yrs ago and have used it on several different horses.  Each horse became more relaxed and much happier.  One gelding was too relaxed and would not run if I put it on him before the race.  He got it after the race and I didn't have any trouble with him getting body sore.  The blanket  also calmed one down that would get hot at a race so he got the blanket put on a few hours before the race.  It just depends on the horse.  You need to do your research.  I won't buy anything other than the PHT products.

I've had no luck with BOT but many people swear by them. Just my opinion.

 
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Reg. Feb 2017
Posted 2017-06-09 9:23 AM
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 I fully believe and have seen them first hand work on my own horses and others. I however DO NOT like BOT. it did not work for my boys and i do not like the way the therapy works. i dont believe in putting heat back INTO a horse when its already sore. I love how the PHT/MagnaCu works and believe they are well worth the money. Especially because they are handmade here in the U.S.A.!  My barrel horse just started going sore in his hocks and a friend let me borrow her hock boots and within 15 mins i could see the sweat from the magnets working, along with the improvment in his run. But, As we all know with horses YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR!!! ill gladly spend the extra money on the PHT over anything else. 
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Reg. Oct 2018
Posted 2018-10-02 10:58 AM
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daisycake123 - 2017-02-27 5:49 PM

I was at a show and know my horses hocks where fusing girl next to me let me use her hock boots and put them on my horse with in two minutes of leaving the stall I thought he was going to jump out it took four people to help me get them off. No more magnets

I tried to put BOT hock boots on one of my mares. She freaked out, then refused to move her back legs. Some horses hate them, because they feel restricted and confined.

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