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The Top 5 Reasons Why 12V Battery Powered Heat Pads are the Best Choice for Your Horses

Updated: Jul 19, 2023

As a horse owner, you know how important it is to keep your equine friend comfortable and healthy. One way to do that is by using heat therapy to soothe sore muscles and promote healing. But with so many options available, how do you choose the right one for your horse? Look no further than our 12V battery powered heat pads. These innovative heating pads offer a range of benefits that make them the best choice for your horse. From their portability to their ease of use, and their ability to provide consistent heat, there are several reasons why our 12V battery powered heat pads are the go-to option rather than heat lamps for horses. In this article, we'll explore the top five reasons why 12V battery powered heat pads are the best choice for keeping your horse comfortable and healthy.

Image Above: The Heat Pad Plus (46cm*72cm)

Reason 1: Portability and ease of use

When it comes to providing heat therapy for your horse, portability and ease of use are key factors to consider. Unlike traditional heat lamps, which require a power source and are a fixed structure, our 12V battery powered heat pads offer unparalleled convenience. These pads are lightweight and compact, making them easy to carry and move around as needed. Whether you're at home, on the road, or at a competition, you can easily bring the heat pad with you and provide your horse with the comfort it needs.

Another advantage of 12V battery powered heat pads is their user-friendly design. With simple controls and adjustable settings, you can easily change the temperature to suit your horse's needs. The convenience, versatility and ease of use of these pads make them a practical choice for any horse owner.

Reason 2: Safety features and reliability

When it comes to your horse's well-being, safety should always be a top priority. 12V battery powered heat pads are designed with safety in mind. The battery has a special built in thermostat to prevent from over heating. If the battery becomes too warm then the battery itself will turn off automatically.

Reliability is another important aspect to consider. 12V battery powered heat pads are known for their consistent heat output, maintaining a steady temperature throughout the duration of use. This ensures that your horse receives the therapeutic benefits of heat therapy without any fluctuations or sudden changes in temperature. With a reliable heat pad, you can have peace of mind knowing that your horse is receiving optimal heat therapy for its comfort and healing.

Reason 3: Customised heating options

Every horse is unique, and their heating needs may vary. Our 12V battery powered heat pads offer 4 customisable heating options, allowing you to tailor the temperature to suit your horse's specific requirements. Whether your horse needs a gentle warmth to soothe aching muscles or a higher heat intensity for deeper therapeutic effects to treat different conditions or injuries, these pads can provide the ideal level of heat. If compared to Heat lamps for horses these may not give that level of custom control that our heat pads provide.

Image Above: The Heat Pad Plus Battery with 4 Temperature settings

Reason 4: Energy efficiency and cost-effectiveness

In today's world, energy efficiency is an important consideration for both environmental and financial reasons. Our 12V battery powered heat pads are designed to be energy-efficient, consuming minimal power while still providing ample heat. This is a significant advantage over heat lamps, which can consume a considerable amount of electricity.

The cost-effectiveness of battery powered heat pads is another notable benefit. As they require less power, they can help reduce your electricity bills in the long run.

Reason 5: Versatility and multi-purpose use

While heat therapy is essential for horses, our 12V battery powered heat pads offer versatility beyond just equine applications. These pads can be used for a wide range of purposes, making them a valuable tool for any animal owner. Whether you have other pets that could benefit from heat therapy, or you need a portable heat source for yourself, these pads can fulfil multiple needs.

For example, if your dog or cat experiences joint pain or muscle stiffness, you can use the same 12V battery powered heat pad to provide them with soothing warmth. Additionally, if you enjoy outdoor activities such as camping or hiking, these pads can serve as a convenient heat source to keep you warm during chilly nights. The versatility of these pads makes them a worthwhile investment for any animal lover.

Image Above: The Heat Pad (33cm*45cm) being used on an elderly cat

Tips for using 12V battery powered heat pads for horses

- Always read and follow the heat pads instructions before using.

- Make sure the pad is clean and free from any debris before placing it on your horse.

- Monitor your horse closely during heat therapy sessions to ensure its comfort and safety.

- Use a rug over the pad during cold weather to allow the pad to work effectively and efficiently, preventing heat from escaping into the cold surroundings

- If used on the hocks or knees use a stable bandage to attach the heat pad.

Where to buy 12V battery powered heat pads for horses

You can find our 12v battery powered heat pads to purchase HERE Or visit our list of stockists HERE

Image Above: The Heat Pad (33cm*45cm)

Frequently asked questions about 12V battery powered heat pads for horses

**Q: How can the heat pad be used for per session?**

A: Rough guide:

1. Put on 15-20 minutes before a ride to warm the back muscles and help cold backed horses

2. 15-20 minutes after a ride to soothe the muscles.

3. 30 minutes to 1 hour daily maintenance for a problem area.

However, there is no limit on the length of time you can leave it on, person or animal..

**Q: Are battery powered heat pads safe to use in a horse trailer or box?**

A: We do not advise using the heat pad whilst travelling your horse.

**Q: what settings should I use on the heat pad?**


1. Red LED- use on horses and animals with a thick coat. Peoples knees and other joints to provide pain relief (especially arthritis)

2. Orange LED- use on peoples backs (consider using it over a thin t-shirt if you have sensitive skin to heat but can be used directly on the skin, just turn down if it feels too warm) and clipped out horses if red is too warm for them.

4. Green LED- use on peoples back and if a person wishes to lay down on the pad

5. Flashing Green LED- same as green above just slightly cooler.

This is just a rough guide, if used on yourself drop down a setting if too warm, if used on animals make sure they aren’t too warm by carrying out regular checks, never leave the pad unsupervised.


When it comes to providing heat therapy for your horse, 12V battery powered heat pads offer unrivalled benefits. Their portability, ease of use, safety features, and reliability make them the ideal choice for keeping your horse comfortable and healthy. With the ability to customise the heat settings, energy efficiency, and versatile multi-purpose use, these pads truly stand out among other options.


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