Posted 2015-03-14 11:36 PM Subject: RE: Back on Track
I just read the headlines
Right now a friend is using it for her own back. I used it before riding because my saddle didn't fit him well. It helped until I got a well fitted saddle. Haven't used it lately but my friend loves it, she sleeps in it at night.
Posted 2015-03-23 11:46 AM Subject: RE: Back on Track
Am I really the Weirdo?
BOT has saved me a few times when I've mixed up draw numbers and saddled later than I wanted. My 22 year old is the perfect example. He wore the BOT mesh sheet & neck cover from 8:30 a.m. until about 3 p.m. yesterday when I checked the draw and discovered he was #62 not #81. They were doing the big drag at 50 when I found out he was 12 away. He'd had the BOT stuff off for about 10 minutes when I came sprinting back to the trailer to throw a saddle & boots on him. This is a horse who normally needs 5 minutes of walking & trotting before he's loose enough to run but he trotted right off to start our warm up and made a great run. I swear he was already loose, relaxed and halfway warm from having the BOT products on all day. Same sort of story with my gray horse. He was #96 and I saddled him after watching Matt run at #76 so he didn't get a very lengthy warm up either. Chance usually walks off a little stiff to start our warmup but not yesterday. He felt GREAT from the first step. I am a serious believer in BOT for him and Joker (the old man).
I have 2 sheets & 1 neck cover and rotate them between 3 horses. If I am hauling any of those 3, they have a sheet on. I figure the ceramic therapy is good for just general maintenance. I'm using them on 2 13 year olds and my 22 year old. I generally pull the sheets a few minutes before saddling to warm up. My horses will usually wear the sheets for 3-4 hours at a time, 1-3 days per week depending on how much we're hauling.