From the horse’s mouth: UK Stud Veterinarian recounts his experiences with Equilume lighting

Stud veterinarian, Dr Pat Sells, qualified from Liverpool Veterinary School in 2007, winning the Pycock Equine Clinical Prize. After a period playing a James Herriot role in a rural Welsh mixed practice, he joined the prestigious Rossdale & Partn...

Perspectives of an Australian Sport Horse Breeder

“I am a warmblood breeder in Wagga Wagga NSW, breeding around six to eight mares each year, mostly using imported frozen semen. I have been using Equilume Light Masks on my dry mares since 2015 and have had great success with them. I initially...

The Benefits Of Light For Stallions

The Horse: A Long-Day Breeder Horses are long-day seasonal breeders, with reproductive activity coinciding with the long days of spring and summer, while the non-breeding season is associated with the shorter days of autumn and winter. This circannua...

Circadian Lighting Naturally Enhances A Horse’s Performance

The Equilume Stable Lighting System is a breakthrough in lighting technology that provides biologically effective light that mimics daylight for the stabled horse. But what is ‘biologically effective’ lighting and how can it help improve a horse’s pe...

Jessica Harrington on the Equilume Stable Light

We caught up with trainer Jessica Harrington to get her feedback on the Equilume Stable Light.  

Lighting can influence body composition and biological rhythms in horses-in-training

Racehorses spend much of the 24-h day indoors and unexposed to optimal daylight intensities or to the natural fluctuations in the environmental light-dark cycle. Frequent interactions with horses during night-time hours result in erratic exposure to...

New Pony Light Mask Size now available

Having successfully launched our new reusable Light Mask models in 2017, we are delighted to launch the Equilume Curragh- Pony Light Mask suitable for ponies under 13.2hh/138cms. The Equilume Curragh- Pony consists of a replaceable cup that provides...

Reduce costs with Equilume Performance Lighting

Equilume’s suite of products have been shown to reduce costs whether your horse is stabled, at pasture or travelling to competition. Equilume Light Mask Using the Light Mask means that your horse will receive the optimum light it needs for a slick sh...

Red Light at Night facilitates rest and recovery

Dim red light or darkness at night is required to facilitate rest and recovery and, for the nightly rise in the circadian regulating hormone melatonin. Firstly, it is important to understand the role of the hormone melatonin. Melatonin is a protein h...

The effects of routine morning exercise on muscle response

Timing is everything. Nowhere is this more relevant than when preparing an elite equine athlete for a race. Thoroughbred trainers are critically aware of the importance of fine-tuning the feeding and exercise regimes of their charges in the months, w...