The rug is extremely light in weight, only 1500gms for the Large size including it's zip-up storage bag. This makes it more comfortable to wear & easier to handle. Having never previously known a magnetic rug that wasn't double that weight (and we've used a lot of different makes), we liked that aspect immediately. The fabric is not flimsy however, it's a strong synthetic with millions of little perforations that allow it to breathe and prevent the build-up of heat. We found that a huge bonus; we have several static magnetic rugs, plus the pulsed electro-magnetic therapy type on the yard and up until now have not been able to use them in hot weather, particularly after the horse has worked & is already warm - which is when we most want to use it - because the horses get far too hot & itchy & end up sweating more than they were whilst working, probably pretty unpleasant for them actually.
The Veredus rug is entirely different in this respect, with the horses remaining cool & comfortable throughout the treatment session. Okay we haven't had any seriously hot weather yet but it has been 26 degrees inside our barn, which is easily warm enough to prevent us using our other magnetic rugs. Not only the fabric is responsible for this, the cut is much better than other makes too, with the sides curving upwards at the sides so that the flanks aren't covered at all, which keeps the horse much cooler.
As there aren't any magnets placed over the horses rib cage, that's a bit of a no-brainer really, but still, it hasn't been done before & is another feature we like a lot. The fittings are very good, with cross surcingles, fillet string and a very clever chest fastening which allows for a lot of adjustment for size & a good fit. The shape over the back & quarters is also good, which is essential to ensure that the magnets lie correctly & in the right places.The entire shoulder area & up over the withers is lined with a satiny material, which is great. I'd be happy to leave it on a horse for long periods without worrying about rubbing, even on a clipped horse. The rug has a lapel around the top of the shoulders - we couldn't work out what that's for I'm afraid, but it doesn't affect the fit or function, perhaps it's just aesthetic? The instructions for washing say 30 degrees but not in a machine - we found that dunking it in the big tack-room sink or holding it under the shower or hose was actually really easy because it's so light. And the water just runs off it so it dries very quickly draped over the nearest convenient object.
It didn't really need washing but we thought we'd better try it if we were going to report our experiences with it. We do think it's quite expensive, but all Veredus products are a bit that way & we think it's worth it for the brilliant design & quality. Looking at it another way, as'cost per wear' it will work out cheaper than other rugs because we used it in all weathers, something we can't do in hot weather with other makes. So again, the initial outlay is worth it because we'll use it year-round instead of leaving it in the cupboard all summer.
Overall, we like it a lot more than the other brands we've used (only comparing it to static magnetic rugs of course), much, much nicer for the horse to wear & much easier to use & handle. We found it well-designed & can absolutely recommend it.
Made from breathable microporous material, the Veredus Magnetik Rug is equipped with 32 neodymium magnets that develop a power of 2400 Gauss each. The magnets are distributed along the lumbo-dorsal fasciae, latissimus dorsae and shoulders. The Magnetik Rug is designed to be used alone or under any top rug. Its use helps reduce pain and swelling, stimulates the flow of blood, speeds up the elimination of toxins, speeds up the regenerative processes and prepares muscles and tendons for effort.As horse owners, we often ask a lot from our horses. Not only do we expect them to carry us on their backs, but we want them to jump, collect, go for long distances and work at speed.
So its no wonder that their muscles get sore, particularly the back and shoulders, which take a lot of the strain when we ride. Thats where the Veredus Magnetik Rug can help. Containing 32 neodymium magnets, the rug works on the horses lumbodorsal and large dorsal regions, and the shoulders.
Using magnetotherapy, this clever rug helps to reduce pain and swelling, stimulate blood circulation, speed up the elimination of toxins, accelerate regeneration of cells and better prepare muscles and tendons for work. Magnetotherapy is a medical method that treats several pathologies in man and animals, exploiting magnetic fields. The cells, whose fundamental task is the production of energy, have an electric voltage that feeds a coordinated activity on a level of tissues and organs. In a situation of internal or external injury, cell activity is compromised and the consequences are inflammation, pain, etc.
The creation of a magnetic field by means of permanently magnetised NEODYMIUM plates having several polarities helps restore the biological energy, slowing down the physiological deterioration of tissues. The magnetic fields favour and facilitate lymphatic and blood microcirculation, the change and use of nutrient substances by the cells, the natural biological defence system and the elimination of metabolic waste matter. Moreover, the magnetic fields provide significant benefits in all inflammatory processes which are often accompanied by pain. The benefit is obtained through a reduction of the inflammatory process and, at the same time, an analgesic action with respect to the tissue nerve fibres.
Magnetotherapy also stimulates vasodilatation, i. Increases the blood flow to the injured part, speeds up the elimination of dead cells and toxins, relaxes the muscles and reduces swelling. The static magnetic energy also stimulates the production of ELASTIN and COLLAGEN, which are indispensable elements for the reconstruction of tissues. The horses energy is produced by the cells in the body which produce an electric voltage to feed tissues and organs to keep them functioning at their best.Unfortunately, certain factors such as age, bad weather and injury can inhibit cell growth and cause swelling, stiffness and pain, and thats where magnetotherapy can help. These neodymium magnets not only stimulate cell production, but also help to prevent cell deterioration, allowing horses to work comfortably at their best once again. The ideal rug to warm up muscles before exercise or relieve tired, stressed ones after work, the Veredus Magnetik Rug is a must-have accessory that every horse deserves to own. Us again: Sizing seems to be a little confused amongst retailers of this product so we've tried to simplify it. Small = 125 to 135cm. Medium = 135 to 145cm. Large - 145 to 170cm. Small = 5'6" to 6'0".
Medium = 6'0" to 6'6". Large = 6'6 to 7'3. The sizes are a little odd looking because only the UK size rugs in 3 increments, but we measured the rugs so the above is pretty accurate. The Medium size actually measures 125cm along the spine (a little over 49) and from centre of chest to rear it measures 6' with the chest fastenings adjusted to their smallest settings.Indispensable for all sport horses, shortening recovery times, promoting healthy muscle function and circulation, and greatly contributing to both physical and mental relaxation and wellbeing. We stock the full range of Veredus Magnetik products, plue their horse boots and leather care, please visit our shop to view those. The item "Veredus Magnetik Rug, Cool Breathable Powerful Magnetic Therapy 32x2400G Magnets" is in sale since Thursday, June 6, 2013. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Equestrian\Horse Wear\Horse Rugs & Sheets".
The seller is "tghltd" and is located in ebay. This item can be shipped worldwide.