|New favorite photo of Ruby. *insert heart eyes emoji haha*|
|Do it for the 'gram guys! Or ya know... the blog?|
|Ruby and the "official" Hidez model! haha|
|Discussing with me the easiest way to get it on.|
|Ruby totally fine with 2 strangers crawling around under her back legs.|
The sound is a little wonky, sorry!After watching her walk around for a minute, the reps observed that the initial size was a little too big, so we pulled it off and replaced it with a size fitting 16-16.2 hands (which, you know, was TEAL -- I'm sure the fact that I was dressed head to toe in teal didn't tip them off to my color preference, hahaha). Ruby seemed to enjoy that one even more. She cocked a leg and hung out with droopy eyes and just chilled. Eventually she started acting like she might be relaxed enough to lay down, so I quickly had them pull it off her (lest she get their nice demo suit dirty!).
Overall, I was super intrigued by the concept. I think if I had a horse who was in heavy work, or traveling a lot, I would absolutely be willing to invest in one of these suits. Currently my horses are essentially glorified trail horses, so I couldn't justify the $550 price tag for this particular suit. But they also offer masks, leg wraps, and a variety of other products! One of the suits is designed to actual be used during workouts! They also offer ice/compression boots, for those of you with horses who require frequent leg icing. Compression therapy is not unusual for humans, so it's super interesting to see it make the leap into the equine world. While we didn't try one out last weekend, apparently the Hidez masks are supposed to help horses with performance anxiety? If anyone has tried one of those, weigh in in the comments!