What is PEMF for horses and how does it help horses?

Taking care of our horses in the best possible way is every horse owner's top priority. Horses are athletes and they should be treated as such: this is why taking good care of their muscles and recovery is extremely important. A horse that doesn't recover properly won't be a happy athlete.

Muscle recovery is one of the best and most effective ways to prevent injuries and minimize risks. Also, muscle recovery helps your horse to develop muscles and work better as well as be more supple.

What is PEMF for horses?
Horses are athletes and need a lot of muscle care.

In short, PEMF is short for Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy. A PEMF device creates a pulsing electromagnetic field within hose-looking tubes, which helps horses recover at a cellular level by stimulating cell metabolism. The magnetic field brings more oxygen into the red blood cells and pushes them towards the areas that are injured or inflamed.

What are the benefits of PEMF?

Though PEMF may seem like a fairly new trend especially in the USA, but in fact, it has been used for over 50+ years in Europe. It has become especially well-known on racetracks, but slowly more and more other sport horses and leisure horses have been treated with PEMF more and more.

Over 2000 studies have shown that PEMF can help injury recovery, reduce inflammation, ease tightness and make horses more supple and help them recover faster from hard training.

Also, so far there has been no reports of any adverse reactions - so PEMF is extremely safe for your horse!

Does PEMF for horses have any disadvantages?

PEMF for horses works by using electromagnetic fields created by a specifically designed machine. As long as the PEFM machine is used correctly, there is no risk for your horse's health and well-being.

In fact, one of this is why PEMF for horses is so beneficial - you will not have to worry about any adverse effect.

How can I do this for my horse?

There are many PEMF practitioners in Europe, USA and elsewhere in the world. You can easily find a certified professional to come to your farm and perform the treatment for your horse. It takes about 30-45 minutes at a time and it can be done as often as needed.

It won't interfere with your training, either. You can ride right before or immediately after the treatment. PEMF for horse can also work together with a massage or chiropractic treatment.

If you would like to do it yourself, you can purchase a PEMF device and accessories online and start your studies. Learning about anatomy and the use of the machine is essential before you start doing it yourself.

What kind of horses does PEMF benefit?

PEMF is a gentle and non-invasive method of increasing blood flow and increasing the speed of recovery in the muscles and tissues. The horse will not feel sore after the treatment, and can in fact even attend shows or be ridden right after the treatment session. 

This being said, PEMF is suitable for any horses at any time (consult your veterinarian if you have doubts or if your horse is sick). Whether your horse is a hobby horse, an old pasture friend, a show horse, a race horse, or a riding school buddy, they can benefit from occasional (and why not regular) PEMF treatments.

Even professional showjumpers and dressage riders can use PEMF for their horses and many have found it very beneficial.

PEMF therapy in action

In the video below, you can see what PEMF looks like:


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