Con rocking his new Hidez compression & recovery suit.

[dropcap style=”font-size: 70px; color: #052b51; font-family: ‘Droid Serif’, Arial, sans-serif;”] M [/dropcap]ichelle from Dark Horse Farrier & Tack supplies has sponsored Nicola and her two top horses – Con & El – with a brand new Hidez compression suit. Dark Horse’s range is available through the Shack n Tack Shop.

The Hidez suits do look rather strange, but they offer great support to high-performance horses. The developer of the suit, Mathew Spice, says: “the heart pumps blood down the limbs, but the limbs don’t return the blood. The suit applies pressure at the extremities and then the pressure reduces off as the blood travels back up the body.” Basically it can be likened to getting a constant massage while promoting good blood flow, making the suit perfect for horses standing in their stables overnight after a long show or travelling long distances.