Horses, Life, A Touch of Geek

Zap, The Good Kind

This widget, not these pads.

This widget, not these pads.

We have been using Rodney’s TENS unit [Rodney’s Week] on his neck.

He loved it on his back. I put it directly across the scar tissue [Daddy Dearest] and cranked the machine as high as it would go. Rodney’s back would jerk & twitch. Rodney would stand with a goopy look on his face.

He’s less fond of it on his neck. We run it a low level. He tolerates it. By now he’s resigned to the crazy people doing weird shit to him.

It seems to be de-kinking his neck. Time will tell.

Mane hacked off for easy access. If this becomes a problem with his show career, I will be thrilled.

Mane hacked off for easy access. If this becomes a problem with his show career, I will be thrilled.

This was group progress. I decided Rodney was favoring his neck, either chronically or from when he whacked his head [Reference Photos]. My medical advisor came up with the methodology and customized electrodes that would conform better to the neck.

Here’s a link to a company that uses what I think is a similar idea, EquiNew LLC. This is not the device we use. We have no tie to this company. I post it FYI, including a PDF of a sponsored fact sheet from TheHorse.Com. (Is “sponsored fact sheet” the new term for advertisement?)

The bad kind of zap involves shock therapy from a blanket. [Zap!]

Have you used any electrical therapies on horse or self? Results?

Thank you for reading,
Katherine Walcott

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