Posted 2018-01-21 11:14 AM (#7381515) Subject: BOT Products in the Summertime
A lot of people swear by their BOT products and I’m considering getting a sheet and some other products for my mare to put on before and after rides.
My question is, being that I live in the South and it gets HOT, would BOT do more harm than good if used in the summertime since it’s thermal? Would it be better to go with PHT instead?
Posted 2018-01-22 7:30 AM (#7381586 - in reply to #7381515) Subject: RE: BOT Products in the Summertime
Location: Ohio girl moved to PA
We stick to PHT/Magnacu most of the time. We'll use the BOT on super cold days to also help warm up the muscles. But its just way too much heat to use in the summer. It doesnt take much to fry a horses tendons and i dont want to take that risk or have to worry about it. The PHT works better for my guys so its just easier to tosss that on and go.
Posted 2018-01-22 9:49 AM (#7381622 - in reply to #7381515) Subject: RE: BOT Products in the Summertime
I use my BOT year around and have never had a problem! I live in Michigan so our summers get hot but not usualoly terribly hot. We have some 90+ days but I just lessen the time used. I use the no bows, knee boots, sheet and neck cover almost daily. On the hot days I will hose my horse off before using them or loading them on the trailer to go somewhere. I've never had a horse feel too hot with it on. I have had alittle sweat mark under the blanket up by the shoulders where the soilid black material is not the mesh, but its been minimal and I've taken it right off and thats only happened a few times. OR I may only use it for a half hour in the shade before I run if its real hot (I never put it on in the hot beating sun and leave them tied to the trailer for hours) and then once it cools off at night I will put it back on for awhile. I've used BOT for about 8 years or so now and have had great luck with it.