What you'll need:
- Good quality zip-lock bags (not the shitty no-name ones) - Around $5 for a pack of 20
- 2 cups of hot water - FREE
- 1 cup dishwashing liquid (the cheap stuff is fine)
- 1/2 cup of salt
Stir the salt & water until all the salt is dissolved.
Add in the dishwashing liquid.
Pour into a ziplock bag, squeeze out the air and seal.
Double bag it into a second ziplock bag.
Store it in the freezer.
Tips for icing horse's legs:
Any time you notice an injury early on (within 48 hours of onset), ice is your best friend. Ice helps shrink the blood vessels and goes a long way to reducing the severity of soft tissue injuries.
Ice can also be used for maintenance for horses with recurring or long-term problems.
Ice packs should be used for a minimum of 15 minutes and maximum of 45 minutes. To use these ice packs, place them against the area to be iced (providing a protective covering, if necessary), and secure it with a polo wrap.