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Re: [RC] ice boots - Magnumsmom

Just my experience:

I have both the crystals sewn into pockets (soak in 
cold water, I freeze them) made of canvas and the 
neoprene boots that I wrap around the legs and fill
with ice cubes.  The crystals I soak and freeze and
then thaw out with water when I want to use them to 
make them more pliable before putting them onto the 
horse.  The crystals will loosen up and form to the leg 
a bit.   I poor water through them and then retighten 
periodically.  I find that if I don't retighten them the 
area next to the leg warms up leaving the rest of the 
boot useless.

The neoprene boots I fill with cubes and then pour
water through them, more cubes, more water, etc... 
which has the affect of forming the ice to the leg.
Once the neoprene boots are filled and the ice formed,
I leave them alone.  The neoprene boots work better, 
but they both work well used this way.   

Both fabrics work well... the leg must be wet to transfer
the cold to the leg.

Kathy Myers 
in Santa Fe, NM

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