Technical Description
The need for cooling or warming up a body´s various parts has existed over a period of
very long time, for both medical as well as for convenience implications.
Blocks of ice which is very energy consuming has been used systematically for the cooling
It´s neither healthy nor comfortable to apply liquid or solid material with minus degrees
directly against the skin.
Imagine the difference in applying a material that freezes below 75 °F directly to the skin and consequently are frozen in normal room temperatur, how nice it would be to feel the
comfort in cooling instead of getting a chock from an ice block or chemical packs colder
than ice.
The cooling elements, used for training or competition, in the TomGus Cooling Boots
freezes at temperatures below 75 °F and consequently melt at temperatures above 75 °F.
When a liquid passes into solid forms, the process is called PCM (Phase Changing
Material), see page - Cooling Elements.
Normal temperature at the skin of horse´s canon bones in a resting position is
approximately 82,4 °F. However, immediately after an intensive training or competition
program when tendon tissues are under strain, heat from the area can rise to 113 °F in
just about five to ten minutes.
The cooling process begins immediately after the boots has been applied to the canon
bones, and then gradually increasing the temperature to the melting point and keep it
constant until accumulated chill in the block is exhausted.
Dependently the outside temperature, it takes between one to three hours for the frozen
block to melt and lose the cooling effect.
The block can be re-frozen in normal room temperature, cold water or in a refrigerator
when the temperature is lower than 68 ° F. However we recommend, re-freezing the
cooling block in a bucket with “cold – cold” water, which is the fastest and smoothest
This process can be repeated for up to four thousand times without any additional energy
The PCM (Phase Changing Material) approach is an amazing process to achieve cooling
comfort for muscles, sinews or just the skin.
Cooling Elements
   *   75,2 °F   for cooling horses legs after intensive training or competition.