About Us

Mogul Equine (Pty) Ltd was founded in 2020 by Desireé De Andrade, and born from a love of the equine family and our canine friends. At the request of one of her racehorse trainers, Desireé went looking for some quality compression products for her race horses. After getting in touch with the Aussies, Hidez invited Desireé to become the agent in South Africa for the distribution of the Hidez compression gear.  Needless to say, the compression hood was highly effective in getting the hot horse that refused to load to calm down and to load without any further problems. 

Many equine champions have crossed the finish line in first place wearing their compression gear and many are cared for by vets worldwide, equestrians and horse lovers using the Hidez compression gear. Mogul Equine (Pty) Ltd is founded on a passion for all of our equestrian friends and of course “man’s best friend” – the canine variety.

History

Compression started being used in human medicine around 400 BC. About half a century ago doctors started using another form of compression, graduated compression stockings. These stockings are used routinely through-out hospitals all around the world for post-operative surgeries and by air travellers trying to avoid DVTs (Deep Vein Thrombosis).

The Hidez Animal Compression Suit is a world first, is unique, patented and is a registered designed product and has been shown to provide a wide range of benefits.

Why Hidez Compression?

Hidez animal compression suits are engineered using innovative technology. The panels are designed, cut and sewn to focus on muscle groups. The unique design creates a controlled graduated compression to an animal’s body.

Recovery

Graduated compression means that a greater amount of pressure is applied at the extremities (the lowest point of the leg) and the pressure reduces along the limbs and body. The technique employed by the design of Hidez animal compression suits assists in forcing vital blood supplies out of the lower limbs, back into circulation and towards the heart. This process enhances blood flow and oxygen available to an animal’s muscles.  In addition, the process can speed up the removal of waste products like lactic acids and carbon dioxide, for vital blood supplies. Good healthy blood supply ensures recovery from injuries faster, helps in the prevention of injuries by maintaining muscle temperature and reduces muscle fatigue by flushing out ‘bad blood’, which aids in the reduction of delayed onset muscle soreness.

Travel

Just like human graduated compression apparel brands, Hidez animal compression suits use a unique muscle focus design when applying pressure to an animal’s hide. The suit wraps the muscle groups focusing on controlling graduated compression, but also aiding in the reduction of muscle vibrations. This is very important when animals are travelling. Muscles work extremely hard during travelling, they vibrate and can overstretch. Muscle vibration can cause micro fibres to tear in the muscles, as a result membranes leak and the enzyme Creatine Kinase (CK) leaks into the blood in high concentrations causing cramping and ultimately travel sickness.

Fabric

Hidez manufactures its own fabric with superior breathability and moisture management properties in a high stretch elastomeric yarn. This fabric is made using a “warp knit” construction. Warp knitted fabrics are more durable than regular circular knitted fabrics. This fabric is among the most durable fabrics of this kind anywhere in the world and is designed to return its natural / original shape no matter how much physical exertion or force the fabrics have been put under when worn.