Our ProSix Equine is an effective and supportive therapeutic modality for your horse; for strengthening and conditioning, and when healing from injury or illness. ProSix was created to provide calming, comfort, and support. The wide elastic bands act as an external stimulus, surrounding the whole horse for enhanced proprioceptive awareness, pain relief, stress relief, and strengthening. Strengthening in proper posture discourages the horse’s development of, and reliance on, compensatory patterns. Balance, straightening, and improved self-carriage develop with use.
Every horse is unique in their physical challenges. No protocol would be appropriate for every horse.
Follow your professional healthcare provider’s recommendations for activity restrictions and precautions.
Start by putting your ProSix on the horse, in its stall. If your horse stays outside, move to a small paddock or pen. Allow the horse time to process all of the new “information”, without cues or distraction. Allow time for the horse to release tension. Begin the first day with 10-15 minutes. If the horse is quiet in the stall or pen, with no visible signs of increased discomfort, allow to wear for a couple of hours. If the horse has been unstable, ataxic, or has difficulty with balance, you may leave ProSix on longer as needed for stability and safety.
On day 3, progress from stall to a small turnout; at liberty, in hand, on a long lunge line (no smaller than a 65 ft. circle is recommended). Begin by allowing the horse to move, or stand as it chooses. Proprioceptive awareness, and information from the stimulation of receptors is being “reset”, or recoordinated by the brain. Compensations are hard to maintain. The horse may look more uncoordinated at this time. Monitor closely for pain and/or fatigue, reluctance to move, new changes in movement. We encourage taking video, and having someone guide the horse for you, so you are free to observe. ProSix encourages self-carriage and balance, and discourages offloading and compensation. This makes lameness easier to observe. If all is well, begin to increase time in small increments. Progress is individual, and we can’t responsibly give you advice in general terms. Move from groundwork to under saddle only when the horse is cleared for riding and can maintain relaxation and balance while carrying a rider. Begin the process again, starting at a walk. Increase time, speed, and other factors slowly. ProSix is a resistance band exercise that adds to the intensity of the workout; always reduce workout times and observe closely for fatigue or changes in movement and behavior that may indicate pain/discomfort. Go slowly, and reach your goals faster, without set backs of strain or injury.
We recommend using ProSix 1-2 times a week as needed; especially after periods of layup or pasture rest, days off, and as a “reset” to assist a horse with finding /maintaining posture, straightness, balance and for conditioning. ProSix can be used in turnout, as a warm up before a ride or workout, or during your ride, driving, or training session. To maintain relaxation during work, good posture, balance, and agility, use your ProSix often! How long do you continue? For a stronger, healthy lifetime.
Size tags are sewn onto each ProSix as shown in the photos. Tags are sewn on the left (near) side, to the right of the abdominal band.
A plastic tag with our logo on one side and a QR code for our tutorial is attached to your canvas tote. We place a size sticker on the tag to show you what size ProSix is in the bag. If you hang your ProSix up in the barn, put this plastic tag on your hook to easily see the size.
Compare ProSix Equine to Equiband and Pessoa
Equiband: “A training aid to help activate your horse’s core”.
Description: “Two lengths of rubber attach to a customized saddle pad”.
Pessoa Lunging System: “…designed to encourage balance and a gradual build-up of topline”.
Description: “Array of soft ropes, clips, and pulleys with an elastic cord breeching strap…used in conjunction with a training surcingle. Surcingle, Lunging Caveson/Bridle SOLD SEPARATELY. “
ProSix Equine: The holistic solution for equine sensory, neurological, and muscular rehabilitation.
Description: Four bands of wide knitted elastic that encircle and connect the whole horse fore to hind and side to side.
Eagle Link LLC, the company that created ProSix, is Jill and Lynda. We are available to you every day to answer your questions and concerns. We offer a 30-day risk- free guarantee, and will refund your purchase price within 30 days of purchase for any reason. We are happy to review your photos and videos and make suggestions for the best fit for your horse.
“This has always been all about the horses”.