about equi-tape therapy...

The mechanism by which Equi-Tape® affects the body is completely different than that of other athletic tape. The effect of elastic kinesiology tape is based on its ability to interact with the skin and associated neuro and mechano sensory receptors. Unlike a brace or support, elastic kinesiology tape neither compresses tissue nor limits range of motion.


In fact, the tape decompresses the tissue, and lifts the skin so as to allow increased blood and lymph circulation which assists in the body’s natural ability to heal itself. This decompression of the tissue also decreases pressure on the pain receptors which helps to relieve pain. 

When applied properly, Equi-Tape® allows for full range of motion making it an excellent choice for warm-up activities and cool-down activities whether under saddle, on the lunge line, or free exercising. Equi-Tape® can also be used in conjunction with other modalities and treatments, such as chiropractic, acupressure, acupuncture, and massage therapy

to name a few. 


Its use can include but not be limited to a wide variety of issues, including:

  • Pain and swelling from muscle over use or weakness

    (sore back, trigger points, muscle tension)

  • Lymphatic and circulatory issues (swollen joints and tissue,

    lymphangitis) and trauma (bruising)

  • Support and stability to the horse’s joints (suspensory/tendon injuries),

    and ankle, knee or hock pain

  • Spinal issues (kissing spine, neck stiffness, sacro-iliacissues)

  • Improve training potential for successful athletic performance

    by helping to keep horses sounder

  • Preventively for horses prone to particular injuries and weaknesses 

  • Decrease muscle spasms

  • Reduce inflammation and associated pain

  • Reduce swelling and edema

  • Re-educate muscle memory

  • Support ligaments, tendons and joints

  • Prevent injury and speed recovery

  • Help with injury rehabilitation

  • Increase circulation and promote healing

  • Increase equine athletic potential