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CYCLO-SSAGE EQUINE SYSTEMS – STUDIES

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Cyclo-ssage Equine Systems.

The results speak for themselves!

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Report: Cyclo-ssage

Date : Starding : 30/04/09 Closing: 22/05/09

[dfd_spacer screen_wide_resolution=”1280″ screen_wide_spacer_size=”25″ screen_normal_resolution=”1024″ screen_tablet_resolution=”800″ screen_mobile_resolution=”480″][facts transition=”disable-animation” icon=”dfd-icon-info_doc” main_layout=”layout-6″ title=”Abstract” font_options=”tag:div” title_font_options=”tag:div” subtitle_font_options=”tag:div” subtitle=”This initial study was to investigate the effects of Cyclo-Ssage Equine rugs on horses with injury or stiffness and to demonstrate the benefits of using the Cyclo-Ssage System for pre-training or performance heating using a Legria HV40 video recorder and Dartfish analysis software. 3 Horses were filmed before and after application of the Cyclo-ssage rug. The video program captures the horses in motion, trotting and galloping, so using the Dartfish software we could measure each stride length and identify any changes made by the Cyclo-ssage rug to the horse waters, representing increased or decreased movement in each step. This study was performed in a dressage arena on rubber and silica sand surface. After using the Cyclo-ssage rug, the horses showed positive changes in their movement, each horse showing increased elongation in each time.” content_t_heading=”” title_t_heading=”” subtitle_t_heading=”” del_t_heading=””][dfd_spacer screen_wide_resolution=”1280″ screen_wide_spacer_size=”25″ screen_normal_resolution=”1024″ screen_tablet_resolution=”800″ screen_mobile_resolution=”480″][facts transition=”disable-animation” icon=”dfd-icon-open_book” main_layout=”layout-6″ title=”Introduction” font_options=”tag:div” title_font_options=”tag:div” subtitle_font_options=”tag:div” subtitle=”The purpose of this study was to measure the efficacy of Cyclo-ssage massage system on the horse’s biomechanics. Each horse had a previous injury affecting its path. The method of this study was to use a camcorder to record each horse in three gaits and Dartfish Analysis software to measure the crest after each recording.” content_t_heading=”” title_t_heading=”” subtitle_t_heading=”” del_t_heading=””][dfd_spacer screen_wide_resolution=”1280″ screen_wide_spacer_size=”25″ screen_normal_resolution=”1024″ screen_tablet_resolution=”800″ screen_mobile_resolution=”480″]
[dfd_spacer screen_wide_resolution=”1280″ screen_wide_spacer_size=”35″ screen_normal_resolution=”1024″ screen_tablet_resolution=”800″ screen_mobile_resolution=”480″][dfd_heading style=”style_05″ subtitle=”The Cyclo-ssage Equine Pro massage system is designed to increase the circulation and transport of oxygen to the muscles aimed at reducing milk build-up after exercise, stimulating the lymphatic system and improving the removal of metabolic products. The system is designed to help the horses warm up before the competition, relax the post competition and help recover from exercise; It is also designed to help restore muscle tension and injury. The system works through the 10 oscillating massage motors over the back, shoulder and back quarter, which are built into the carpet with an extended neck piece containing an additional 4 motors from tuning down to bowls. The massage rug is applied directly over the horses and fastened by straps under the horses belly and neck.” title_font_options=”tag:h5″ subtitle_font_options=”tag:h3″ title_t_heading=”” subtitle_t_heading=””]What is the Cyclo-ssage Pro System[/dfd_heading][dfd_spacer screen_wide_resolution=”1280″ screen_wide_spacer_size=”35″ screen_normal_resolution=”1024″ screen_tablet_resolution=”800″ screen_mobile_resolution=”480″][dfd_heading style=”style_05″ subtitle=”Dartfish analysis is the most powerful video analysis tool in horse sports today. Dartfish software allows for video replay and has advanced measurement tools to identify changes in horse movement and condition. It allows for accurate visual and technical feedback of a horseback riding and movement.” title_font_options=”tag:h5″ subtitle_font_options=”tag:h3″ title_t_heading=”” subtitle_t_heading=””]What is Dartfish Analysis[/dfd_heading][dfd_spacer screen_wide_resolution=”1280″ screen_wide_spacer_size=”35″ screen_normal_resolution=”1024″ screen_tablet_resolution=”800″ screen_mobile_resolution=”480″][dfd_heading style=”style_05″ subtitle=”3 work event horses were selected for this study. Each horse was selected according to the following criteria. 3 horses with past injuries that affect its path. 3 horses in the event suffering from muscle soreness and trauma In this study, 3 horses were known to have previously suffered injury and stiffness before the Cyclo sage carpet was applied to show their normal combat patterns and length. The same three horses then had the Cyclo sage carpet applied for 15 minutes at maximum level. The purpose of this was to increase the blood flow promoted by the Cyclo ssage carpet to improve muscles and to show effective warming of the muscles prior to exercise, which actually increases the elongation of the limbs and enhances the movement. All three horses were ridden in a rubber surface school. The horses were ridden for 15 minutes each; During this time they were filmed while working in all three gaits, Walk, Trot and Canter. Each horse was ridden and filmed before the Cyclo-Ssage rug application; The same three horses were then filmed after the Cyclo-ssage application. Each video was separated into sections that reflect the three gaits and analyzed individually by the Dartfish string length measurement tools. All horses were handled and depicted in accordance with the protocols and procedures prepared by Human and Equine Ltd.” title_font_options=”tag:h5″ subtitle_font_options=”tag:h3″ title_t_heading=”” subtitle_t_heading=””]Method[/dfd_heading][dfd_spacer screen_wide_resolution=”1280″ screen_wide_spacer_size=”35″ screen_normal_resolution=”1024″ screen_tablet_resolution=”800″ screen_mobile_resolution=”480″]
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“You should be so Lucky”

6 year old thoroughbred X Connemara

16’hh – 1 * Event horse

Injuries: Tighten the spot on the right side of the neck, resulting in a shortened step to
the left.

“You should be so Lucky” was filmed before the Cyclo-ssage rug application.
Measurement of the stride length is in meters.

Workload: Exercised six times a week.

Measurement of the stride length for legs and conductive rear legs is in meters.

[announcement main_style=”style-2″ main_layout=”layout-1″ thumb_t_heading=”” del_t_heading=”” content_t_heading=””]Walk:
Left front leg stride length = 1,98 m
Right front leg stride length = 1.97m
Hindleg Stride length = 2,06 m[/announcement]
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Left front leg stride length = 2,19 m
Right front leg stride length = 2.20 m
Hindleg Stride length = 2,37 m[/announcement]

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Left front leg stride length = 2,62 m
Right front leg stride length = 2.67 m
Hindleg Stride length = 2,90 m[/announcement]

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[announcement main_style=”style-2″ main_layout=”layout-1″ thumb_t_heading=”” del_t_heading=”” content_t_heading=””]Walk:

Left front leg stride length = 2,03 m
Increase in stride length of = 0,05 m
Right front leg stride length = 2,07m
Increase in stride length of = 0,10 m
Hindleg Stride length = 2,18 m
Increase in stride length of = 0,12 m[/announcement]

[announcement main_style=”style-2″ main_layout=”layout-1″ thumb_t_heading=”” del_t_heading=”” content_t_heading=””]Trot:

Left front leg stride length = 2,33 m
Increase in stride length of = 0,24 m
Right front leg stride length = 2,39 m
Increase in stride length of = 0,19 m
Hindleg Stride length = 2,58 m
Increase in stride length of = 0,21 m[/announcement]

[announcement main_style=”style-2″ main_layout=”layout-1″ thumb_t_heading=”” del_t_heading=”” content_t_heading=””]Canter:

Left front leg stride length = 2,80 m
Increase in stride length of = 0,18 m
Right front leg stride length = 2,78 m
Increase in stride length of = 0,11 m
Hindleg Stride length = 3,02 m
Increase in stride length of = 0,07 m[/announcement]

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“Future Indulgence”

4 year old Trakene X thoroughbred

17’2 hh – Event horse

Injuries: scar tissue on left hindleg from an infection at 2 years old.

Workload: Ridden 5 times a week.

““Future Indulgence” was filmed before the Cyclo-ssage rug application.
Measurement of the stride length is in meters.

[announcement main_style=”style-2″ main_layout=”layout-1″ thumb_t_heading=”” del_t_heading=”” content_t_heading=””]Walk:

Left front leg stride length = 2,05 m
Right front leg stride length = 2,04 m
Hindleg Stride length = 2,01 m[/announcement]

[announcement main_style=”style-2″ main_layout=”layout-1″ thumb_t_heading=”” del_t_heading=”” content_t_heading=””]Trot:

Left front leg stride length = 2,28 m
Right front leg stride length = 2,28 m
Hindleg Stride length = 2,33 m[/announcement]

[announcement main_style=”style-2″ main_layout=”layout-1″ thumb_t_heading=”” del_t_heading=”” content_t_heading=””]Canter:

Left front leg stride length = 2,68 m
Right front leg stride length = 2,68 m
Hindleg Stride length = 2,85 m[/announcement]

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After 15 Minutes CYCLO-SSAGE SESSION
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[announcement main_style=”style-2″ main_layout=”layout-1″ thumb_t_heading=”” del_t_heading=”” content_t_heading=””]Walk:

Left front leg stride length = 2,10 m
Increase in stride length of = 0,05 m
Right front leg stride length = 2,10m
Increase in stride length of = 0,06 m
Hindleg Stride length = 2,11 m
Increase in stride length of = 0,10 m[/announcement]

[announcement main_style=”style-2″ main_layout=”layout-1″ thumb_t_heading=”” del_t_heading=”” content_t_heading=””]Trot:

Left front leg stride length = 2,43 m
Increase in stride length of = 0,15 m
Right front leg stride length = 2,48m
Increase in stride length of = 0,20 m
Hindleg Stride length = 2,48 m
Increase in stride length of = 0,16 m[/announcement]

[announcement main_style=”style-2″ main_layout=”layout-1″ thumb_t_heading=”” del_t_heading=”” content_t_heading=””]Canter:

Left front leg stride length = 2,80 m
Increase in stride length of = 0,12 m
Right front leg stride length = 2,79m
Increase in stride length of = 0,12 m
Hindleg Stride length = 2,89 m
Increase in stride length of = 0,04 m

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“Supple Jack”

16 year old New Zealand thoroughbred

16’2 hh – Advanced Event horse

Injuries: stiff back and hindleg and injurie on proximal suspensory

Workload: Just started training after a year off training.

S““Supple Jack” was filmed before the Cyclo-ssage rug application.

AMeasurement of the stride length is in meters.

[announcement main_style=”style-2″ main_layout=”layout-1″ thumb_t_heading=”” del_t_heading=”” content_t_heading=””]Walk

Left front leg stride length = 1,81 m
Right front leg stride length = 1,80 m
Hindleg Stride length = 1,98 m

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[announcement main_style=”style-2″ main_layout=”layout-1″ thumb_t_heading=”” del_t_heading=”” content_t_heading=””]Trot:

Left front leg stride length = 2,10 m
Right front leg stride length = 2,08 m
Hindleg Stride length = 2,10 m[/announcement]

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Left front leg stride length = 2,39 m
Right front leg stride length = 2,41 m
Hindleg Stride length = 2,57 m[/announcement]

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POST 15 MINUTES CYCLO-SSAGE SESSION:
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[announcement main_style=”style-2″ main_layout=”layout-1″ thumb_t_heading=”” del_t_heading=”” content_t_heading=””]Walk:

Left front leg stride length = 1,90 m
Increase in stride length of = 0,09 m
Right front leg stride length = 1,87m
Increase in stride length of = 0,07 m
Hindleg Stride length = 2,05 m
Increase in stride length of = 0,07 m

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[announcement main_style=”style-2″ main_layout=”layout-1″ thumb_t_heading=”” del_t_heading=”” content_t_heading=””]Trot:

Left front leg stride length = 2,37 m
Increase in stride length of = 0,27 m
Right front leg stride length = 2,38m
Increase in stride length of = 0,30 m

Hindleg Stride length = 2,41 m
Increase in stride length of = 0,30 m

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[announcement main_style=”style-2″ main_layout=”layout-1″ thumb_t_heading=”” del_t_heading=”” content_t_heading=””]Canter:

Left front leg stride length = 2,65 m
Increase in stride length of = 0,26 m
Right front leg stride length = 2,65m
Increase in stride length of = 0,24 m
Hindleg Stride length = 2,86 m
Increase in stride length of = 0,29 m

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