The Happy Cap is a padded poll device designed for hands-free treatment of the frontal sinuses, the temporomandibular joint, occiput (base of the skull), atlas (first cervical vertebra), axis (second cervical vertebra) as well as some of the primary acupuncture points in the area. It is ideal for the nervous horse prior to competition, a horse having a bad day, stressed, grinding his teeth and between chiropractic treatments.
The base of the skull is one of the most compromised areas of the body due to the manner in which we handle, treat, tie and ride our horses. As a result, the upper neck is one of the most commonly injured areas of the horse and this can affect and disturb the integrity of the whole spine.
The Happy Cap is used to calm and relax the horse through the stimulation of the parasympathetic nervous system and the production of the natural opioids, endorphins and enkephalins. In training and handling, a great many cases of head shyness and poor attitude are the direct reflection of problems associated with this area and so it is very useful for improved handling and training.
The cap is a soft flexible device that fits over the top of the head and allows you to affectively treat problems at the base of the skull and the atlas and axis, the first and second cervical vertebrae. As well as treat problems with TMJ and the sinus cavity located at the top, center of the head. The cap delivers light energy at specific wave lengths and frequencies to all these problematic areas at the same time. The cap utilizes the same light energy technology that has been cleared by the FDA for the temporary relief of minor aches and pains in muscles and joints, for improvement in the freedom and range of motion of m uscles and joints and for aiding in the relaxation of muscles. Observations during the use of the cap suggest responses of sedation or relaxation of the whole body, stretching and possible assistance in draining sinus problems.
The Happy Cap is powered by three ‘AA’ batteries and 24 strategically positioned 640nm visible red diodes.
What is the advantage of the cap over a handheld red light?
A handheld red light requires knowledge of the proper pressure points and the time to do each pressure point adds up. It can only be applied as the handler stands next to the horse. There is no chance for user error with the cap, its strategically placed diodes affect the entire poll area, it can be left on while the horse is tied unattended, such as in the wash bay after a workout, in the horse trailer, or tied in a stall. The cap will stay on for 30 minutes before automatically shutting off. It is excellent an supportive aid prior to competition, prior or during trailering, farrier and vet work and other times of stress when you'd like to give your horse the best possible experience. It can also be used as a supportive therapy for horses who need chiropractic adjustment or are affected by any of the conditions mentioned above.
"My palamino horse Lauren struggles with her poll area, I support her with chiropractic care, but have been looking for something else I could do. She's also easily stressed by the noise of a show environment. This cap had a noticeable effect on her relaxation and comfort." ~ Sara Johnson, Horse Education Company owner