• Jill and Lynda, creators of the PROSIX.

 

Reconditioning Your Horse is Easy


 

  • There are many reasons to consider starting a reconditioning program for your horse.
  • Learning a new discipline, for example retraining an off-track Thoroughbred to jump or for pleasure riding.
  • Taking a dormant or pasture horse and making her a performance horse.
  • Changing from one “training program” to another as there can be big differences in techniques and equipment.
  • When strength training to improve speed (racing, barrel racing), to improve agility (team penning, trail rides), to improve endurance (endurance trail rides, eventing).
  • To offer an old friend a stronger, healthier retirement.

The list goes on but the way PROSIX can help the horse remains the same.

The PROSIX is an equine body wrap made of knitted and ventilated elastic that connects your horse front-to-back and side-to-side.  This will make your horse more aware of his body.  The horse will therefore start to make changes to his posture.  The result of the body awareness and posture changes will require the horse to start using muscles that might have been underused in prior movement and therefore have the opposite effect on muscles that were overused for various reasons.  The objective is to have symmetry in all muscle groups.  The ultimate result is to have a more balanced horse with the help of the PROSIX.  use of the PROSIX has additional benefits for reconditioning such as building strength and creating focus and suppleness.

We recommend you begin using the PROSIX on the lunge line or supervised turnout.  This will allow your horse to do self-limiting exercise without the added dimension of tack and/or rider.  The PROSIX will work with your horse and not restrict his movement or body parts in any way.

For more detailed information as to the benefits listed above, please refer to the “TRAINING” section of the website.

ADDITIONAL NOTE:  When changing the posture, weight distribution and movement of the horse during transitioning, it is very common to see a modified gait or what appears to be a “lameness”.  It is important to observe the process and see if there is progression to “balance” in the movement.  If you are concerned about any transitional changes, please seek the advice of your veterinarian.  This is where before and after videos are very helpful for diagnostic purposes.