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Answer: Far Infrared Technology - A naturalistic ceramic infused lining that emits a safe form of Far Infrared radiation, also known as Biogenetic Radiation, to the body, this is then reflected back from the body creating a natural black body effect. Far infrared radiation is a natural process and is scientifically proven to gently and safely assist blood circulation, therefore, helping to reduce any swelling, ease muscle tension and support recovery and help in the prevention of injury.

*A black body is an object or organism (in this case the horse) that absorbs all FIR radiation that is placed upon it, (in this case the Far Infrared Radiating ceramics infused into the lining of the Protechmasta Rug.) It then reflects this radiation back at the same frequency that has been generated by the initiating blackbody the horse *

• Aids recovery
• Helps prepare the body for exercise
• Helps regulate temperature
• Reduces swelling
• Assists circulation
• Helps ease muscle tension
• Aids arthritis symptoms

Answer: The Protechmasta rug unlike a thermal rug or everyday horse rug, is impregnated with a Bio-ceramic material. This Bio-ceramic material is a combination of varied ceramics and mineral oxides which are bound together and heated to 3000 degrees. Once the material is cooled it becomes Bio-ceramic, and emits Far Infrared Energy (FIR).

When Bio-ceramic material is impregnated into the fibres of the rug and placed next to the skin of the equine Far Infrared radiation is produced. The primary source of energy required to stimulate FIR emissions comes from the equine's body. The ceramic nanoparticles in the rug become ‘perfect absorbers’ maintaining their temperature at adequate levels then offering FIR back to the equine's body. This ensures there is a constant emission and absorption of FIR to the equines skin, regulating temperature and preventing the opportunity of overheating when applied in ambient temperatures up to 25 degrees.

Answer: As competition rule books are updated on a regular basis we recommend that you check with the relevant governing bodies before use during competition.
 
Answer: We recommend that the Protechmasta products are introduced gradually to allow the body to adjust. For the first week use only for a maximum of four hours at a time, then introducing it for longer periods after a couple of weeks. For maximum results use as often as possible.
 
Answer: Yes, we have received a lot of great reviews on Protechmasta products, please visit this page to read more.
 
Answer: The Protechmasta rug unlike a thermal rug or everyday horse rug, is impregnated with a Bio-ceramic material. This Bio-ceramic material is a combination of varied ceramics and mineral oxides which are bound together and heated to 3000 degrees. Once the material is cooled it becomes Bio-ceramic, and emits Far Infrared Energy (FIR).
When Bio-ceramic material is impregnated into the fibres of the rug and placed next to the skin of the equine Far Infrared radiation is produced. The primary source of energy required to stimulate FIR emissions comes from the equine's body. The ceramic nanoparticles in the rug become ‘perfect absorbers’ maintaining their temperature at adequate levels then offering FIR back to the equine's body. This ensures there is a constant emission and absorption of FIR to the equines skin, regulating temperature and preventing the opportunity of overheating when applied in ambient temperatures up to 25 degrees.
For more information please read our blog on “Will Protechmasta overheat my horse” here
 
Answer: Better results can be achieved when Protechmasta is in direct contact with the skin. Please see question 3 for full explanation of how Protechmasta works.
 
Answer: Yes, Protechmasta products are machine washable. We recommend washing at 30 degrees on a gentle cycle and in a Masta Rug wash bag. Close all fastenings before washing. Please line dry naturally, do not tumble dry or iron.
 
 

Product Specific Questions

Answer: Both Protechmasta poll guards work to help relieve muscle tension and sensitivity behind the ears and over the poll area whilst also providing extra padding under the bridle/headcollar. The competition poll guard is discreet in appearance designed to sit neatly under a bridle. The standard poll pad is ergonomic in design covering between the ears and at the base of the skull.
Answer: Yes. The ceramic fleece layer of the Protechmasta Bandages is separate from the airmesh layer. The fleece layer containing the bio-ceramic particles wraps directly on to the horses skin and the airmesh section of the bandage wraps over this providing the outer layer of the bandage once secure on the horses leg..
Answer: The poll guard has three adjustable fastenings, so you can place under the headpiece of your bridle.
Answer: The competition poll comes in one size which will fit most horses. It is approximately 26cm long and 4.5cm wide with three adjustable fastenings.
Answer: The Fly Veil covers the horses ears and a larger surface area over the poll and browband area and the ears are fully lined with protechmasta material. The Protechmasta poll guard is to designed to target the poll area and will help relieve muscle tension and sensitivity behind the ears and over the poll area. The poll guards offer slightly more padding under the bridle than the fly veil.
Answer: The Poll guard has been designed to fit most conventional headpieces. The adjustable fastenings will adjust to 6.5cm wide at their widest point, please measure the width of your headpiece to check it will fit if you are unsure.
Answer: Yes, the fly veil and poll guard will fit with a Micklem bridle.
Answer: We have had many reviews from our customers who have said the Protechmasta poll pad and fly veil products have helped with head shaking. You can read reviews here .

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Protechmasta | Harry Hall