Benefits of Thera-Tree®

Thera-Tree®: An Innovative Tool for Therapy and Performance

Thera-Tree® is non-riding device for performance enhancement and therapy. It is used for therapy, optimized performance, recovery and relaxation.


For Therapy

  • Alleviates back pain along the topline
  • Reduces tightness and stiffness in muscles and joints
  • Promotes wellness by optimizing cellular function
  • Increases hydration
  • Reduces digestive disorders
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Treats kissing spine

For Performance

  • Pre-ride use allows horses to begin their work limber, pain-free, relaxed, and focused
  • Improves cardiovascular performance
  • Helps to normalize sweat levels
  • Reduces or eliminates “cold back”

For Recovery

  • Post-ride use promotes cardiovascular & respiratory recovery
  • Relieves muscle soreness & fatigue after exertion

For Relaxation

  • Reduces anxiety and stress during farrier or veterinarian visits making a safer experience for horse and human
  • Reduces stress, anxiety & tension during & after shipping, training, competing
  • Promotes relaxation in horses that are stall bound or on restricted movement
  • Reduces stall walking
  • Daily use creates happier horses

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What it Does

The signs of physical relaxation that horses demonstrate when wearing Thera-Tree® are a quieting of movement, blinking of the eyes, stretching the jaw with repeated yawns, sometimes stretching of the whole body, demonstrating the same type of relaxation as during an acupuncture treatment. These changes often begin immediately and seem to reach their concentration within twenty minutes.

Use For Therapy

The compact, non-riding nature of this device allows for therapeutic use in the stable for a variety of reasons: alleviation of back pain anywhere along the top line, reduction of stress, anxiety and tension, muscle recovery from shipping, training, competing, or for horses on stall rest to promote healing and alleviate stress. Horses can wear  Thera-Tree® in their stalls, on cross-ties, or hand walking.  

Use For Performance

Use of Thera-Tree® before riding prepares horses mentally and physically to come out of the barn limber, relaxed, and focused. Use after riding improves recovery from work and stress, relieving muscle soreness and fatigue, improving performance for the next day.

Other Uses

Some horses with fears or discomforts that lead to behavior problems like not standing calmly for the farrier, or for clipping their ears, are calm enough when wearing the technology to have the activity be no longer an issue.

It is a phenomenon that is easy to dismiss until you have seen it firsthand. It's important to remember that horses have guided the development of this innovation, and they only tell us what they are experiencing-- they do not know about the placebo effect. Relaxation responses occur whether horses are used to wearing the Thera-Tree® regularly or not, but horses who wear the technology every day for twenty minutes at a time receive the most benefit.

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 The Science Behind Thera-Tree® and SmartRideRx™

A combination of materials, and the processes used in fabrication, as well as the geometry of the Thera-Tree® create a piezoelectric effect. The charge generated in the Thera-Tree® has been proven and measured with a Tektronix oscilloscope in the 40-60 mv range. One of the materials used is carbon fiber. Another is an acrylic alloy, which on its own demonstrates a quality called capacitance, meaning it has an ability to store voltage.

Impact Through Energetic Wavelength  
We know the Thera-Tree® emits a field of energy, about 9 cubic feet in size, extending above, below, front and back, and to the sides. It generates a gentle radiant energy, which has been confirmed by thermal imaging.    

Far Infrared (FIR)?

 We are working to confirm the exact spectrum of this field, but we have reason to believe that it is in the far infrared (FIR) range. It is interesting to note that FIR has been studied formedical treatment applications, such as infrared saunas. 

The long-term health benefits cited in studies match up with those observed in our test horses who have been experiencing this technology daily for 3 ½ years. These include significant improvements in hydration, skin quality, muscle tone and recovery, joint flexibility, relaxation, digestive functioning, cardiovascular performance and lymphatic system circulation. 

There is an emerging field of scientific research studying the interaction between light, water, biological functions and cellular health. New scientific theories from Gerald Pollack and Stephanie Seneff, among others, propose that the molecular structure of water is altered when infrared light, absorbed by water, creates zones of differential charge in the water which drive critical cellular functions throughout biological systems in the body.

Resonance Coupling

The Thera-Tree® field seems to have a biological compatibility, creating a resonance coupling effect or field sharing with wave fields from other objects or individuals. The result is an increase in field size and strength, improving balance and stability. This is quite unique and can be demonstrated through a variety of kinesthetic muscle strength tests.

The Future

There is much to be discovered in this area of emerging science. Some of our observations have led us to reasonable hypotheses that still have to be proven. While we don’t have all of the proof, this technology is predictable and results are repeatable. We continue to learn, explore benefits, best use practices, and other applications for this technology.

Stay tuned.

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Additional Resources

Vatansever, F. & Hamblin, M. (2012). Far Infared Radiation (FIR): Its biological affects and medical implications. Photonics Laser Med., doi:10.1515/plm-2012-0034. Retrieved from

Pollack G. (2013) The Fourth Phase of Water: Beyond Solid, Liquid, and Vapor. Seattle, WA: Ebner & Sons

Pollack G. (11/21/16) “Water, Cells, and Life”

Seneff S. (11/15/16) “Mineral Power for Your Body’s Electrical Supply”

Ho MW. (2013). “Quantum Coherent Liquid Crystalline Water & the Life-Field, part 1 of Life is Water Electric”

Holland, M. (2017) Comparison of Heart Rate in a Horse using Tad Coffin Performance Saddles and a Steuben Saddle. Retrieved from: