Bucas Recuptex saddle pad

Ola ola,

Bucas is launching a new product in their Recuptex /therapy line. For those that haven’t heard anything about this line, you can read about it HERE.

So what’s next in line?

A new saddle pad. This is meant to warm up the horse’s back quicker when starting to ride and make it slowly colder when your done. This will avoid the horse from getting back ache and stiffness.

The funny thing is, I can’t find any information about it other then THIS page on the Bucas site. I can’t find the price, not the launch date either. Maybe someone else has the info?

I do love my Recuptex rug and so does Grumpy, but I don’t know if this is something I really believe in. Won’t the back become to warm and sweaty? Will it affect the saddle? I don’t know if it’s far fetched, but leather and heat doesn’t go to well together. I guess we will have to wait and see.

They could have at least made the design a tiny bit more interesting. I know they are going a long the lines of the branding colors, but with all the other fancy saddle pads you have out there nowadays, I have a feeling most people won’t buy this.

What do you think?

X.m

Bucas Recuptex Light

Ola,

If you have followed my blog for a while you would know that I really like the Recuptex rugs from Bucas. I bought mine last year because Grumpy was struggling a lot with stiffness, which definitely became better with using the rug regularly.

The only downside to the rug is that I do find it to warm to put on after training as your horse keep sweating or for use in the summer. There were quite a lot of people mentioning this to Bucas and they seemed to have listened. They have recently released a new version of it called Light. The only main difference on this rug compared to mine is that the sides are made of Mesh, so it’s a very breathable rug that will still keep the blood flowing. Definitely a smart upgrade of them. If you want to buy it, it’s available at Dochorse or HERE for 160,-.

X.m

Review : Bucas Recuptex therapy rug 


I first came across this rug about half a year ago. Bucas had just launched it and I found it very interesting for Mr.Grumpy as he has back problems. However due to the fact that I couldn’t find any comments or reviews about it online I was very hesitant to buy it. 170 euro is not something you want to spend on something that might not work.

However in the last few months, more and more riders/ physiotherapists / bloggers and vloggers have started using it and after reading some really good things about it I decided to give it a go. I’ve now used it for a couple of months, so it’s finally time to review it.


What is Bucas Recuptex therapy rug?

This is what Bucas says themselves: “Bucas has developed a brand new Recuptex Therapy rug which not only prevents numerous medical problems but can also help treat a vast array of ailments such as:

  • Arthritis
  • Muscle soreness
  • Soft tissue damage
  • Whither soreness
  • Kissing spine

The material is made from an extremely fine stainless steel mesh so acts like a Faraday Cage, reflecting the magnetic fields created inside the body. Preserving these fields stimulates blood circulation and oxygen flow in the horse’s body and back, which heals and reduces both swelling and inflammation and promotes faster healing.”

As most of you know, Mr.Grumpy has kissing spine at the back of his back. Specially when it gets cold you notice he has pain and becomes a lot stiffer. I decided to get the rug to relief his pain a bit and in hope that it would make him more supple and loose in his movements.


Here you can see the special material Bucas mentiones above.

Does it work? 

Yes! With Mr.Grumpy I have definitely noticed a difference. The first time I used it I had a different horse while riding. He was a lot looser in his back.

I put it on him 30 min before riding and leave it on after for as long as I am at the stable. Bucas recommends using it up to two hours before and two hours after. After I got this rug Mr.Grumpy has grown a lot more muscles and generally seem a lot more fit. I don’t think that’s all because of this rug, but it has definitely helped him. His back is also a lot less stiff and painful. When you put it on you’ll notice the back of your horse will be a lot warmer due to the rug.


Another good thing about it is that it’s also a cooler, so you don’t have to use another rug while the horse is sweaty after riding. I don’t use my other cooler anymore after I got this.

My final conclusion is that both me and Mr.Grumpy are super happy with the rug and use it everyday.

Would I recommend it? 

I find it very difficult to say if I would recommend it. It has definitely worked for Mr.Grumpy, but due to the steep price I’m afraid to recommend it as it’s pretty shitty if people pay the price and it doesn’t work. I know some stores lend it out for a week so you can test it yourself before buying. I would recommend to do that if you find it too expensive like I did in the beginning.  You can buy it at Epplejeck for 168 euro.

X.M