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Kinesiology Taping


Kinesiology Taping – EQUI-TAPE®
How does Kinesiology Taping work on my horse?


The effect of Equi-Tape® is based on its ability to interact with the horses skin and associated neurosensor and mechanoreceptors. Elastic kinesiology Equi-Tape® does not compress the tissue, rather it “lifts” the tissue allowing for increased circulation. This lifting principle behind the decompression influences and thereby impacts how pain receptors respond to the messages associated with swelling and or inflammation which helps relieve pain. It is also used to support and stabilize horses joints. How can it help my horse?


Correctly applied Equi-Tape allows for a full range of motion and can be used for warm-up or cool-down exercises under saddle, on the lunge line or free exercising. Potential uses can include:


  • Pain and swelling from muscle overuse or weakness (sore back, trigger points, muscle tension and spasms)

  • Lymphatic and circulatory issues (swollen joints, tissue, lymphangitis), trauma (bruising)

  • Support and stability to the horse’s joints (suspensory/tendon injuries, ankle, knee or hock pain

  • Spinal issues (kissing spine, neck stiffness, acro-iliac issues)

  • Re-educate muscle memory

  • Prevent injury and speed recovery

  • Help with injury rehabilitationIncrease circulation and promote healing

  • Increase equine athletic potential

  • Myofascial Release



Kinesiology Taping is not a substitute for proper veterinary medical care, but rather serves as a compliment. If your horse is ill or injured, seek appropriate medical attention from a qualified veterinary practitioner.


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