An equine solarium produces short wavelength infrared heat of the same
type as the sun. Only without the harmful UV rays. Modern equine management practices such as stabling, rugging up and turning out for only part of the day reduce a horse's exposure to natural light. Allowing your horse or pony to stand under a solarium regularly can compensate for this. It can improve his overall condition, strengthen his immune system and benefit him in many other ways.
A traditional horse solarium consists
of several banks of lamps on a frame that can be lowered around
a tethered horse. A SunSwitch Equine Solarium, fitted with
high-tech elements, produces the same infrared warmth
and includes all you need to make your own solarium at a fraction
of the cost. Better still, our heaters do not need to be raised
and lowered, which is often frightening for a nervous horse. The
heaters are fixed in position safely out of reach of the horse,
above and to either side of its flanks. When Equine SunSwitch
is used in a loose box it is not usually necessary to restrain
the horse - ideal for foaling or sick animals.
A traditional horse solarium has limited
uses. It is employed mostly as an adjunct to therapy, with horses
being warmed for around 20 minutes at a time. One of the chief
advantages of Equine SunSwitch is that it can be used for extended
periods, and there is room to move freely around the horse. This is particularly
helpful where physiotherapy is required. Horse and ponies generally
find Equine SunSwitch very soothing and calming, whereas many
fidget and show signs of stress and within the confines of a traditional
Equine SunSwitch is weather, spray and
dust proof so it has a whole range of uses, such as horse and
rug drying and clipping. Heat levels are easily adjusted using
our equine controllers, providing great flexibility of use.
The high capital cost of a conventional
horse solarium, together with its fixed configuration, makes it unsuitable
for most of the varied Equine SunSwitch applications. Each Equine
SunSwitch unit costs as little as 12p per hour to run and replacement
elements are readily available through our next-day postal service.
Installation by your favourite electrician is quick and simple,
and units may be added or re-positioned at any time, providing
With SunSwitch, the heaters do
not need to be raised and lowered they are fixed in position
safely out of reach of the horse above and to either side of the
horse's flanks. This allows both you and the horse greater freedom
of movement during use. Equine SunSwitch Controllers enable the output of each
heater to be regulated independently.
Equine SunSwitch heaters are rated to IP54 which
means they are sealed gainst sprayed water and dust. This makes them suitable
for installation in all equine environments including wash down bays. Heat levels are easily adjusted using the dials
on the Equine SunSwitch Controllers.
In addition to its therapeutic applications, Equine SunSwitch
has numerous additional practical uses including the rapid drying
of horses and rugs. They produce fantastic results in show ponies
when used for stimulating the moulting process, and for drying
SunSwitch Equine Solarium
SunSwitch Equine Solariums include everything required for
a personally designed horse solarium. We have put together the most popular combinations of heaters and controllers in our shop at pre-discounted prices.
Trading Standards approved.
SunSwitch Limited Unit 3 Burnt House Farm Broad Oak
East Sussex TN31 6BX
Registered in London no.6119249
Registered office: Cheriton, Farnham Lane, Haslemere GU27 1HD
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