Optimize Sales Preparation with Equilume Lighting

Media Release - Sunday August 16

Achieving the very best result in the sale ring is the end goal for every commercial breeder.

“At Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm we have been using the Equilume Light Masks not only for breeding, but also to prep our weanlings, yearlings and breeze-up horses for sales. These masks allow us to prep from the paddock, even in a colder environment, and get outstanding results. Plus, the horses are much happier!

“With Equilume, the horses look fantastic at the sales. Their coats are great and the breeze up horses build up really nice top line. 

“We would highly recommend the use of Equilume masks to maximise your chances of a better result at all the sales.” James O’Brien, Manager Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm, VIC Australia

“The Equilume Stable Lights have made a real impact on the way we prep our horses. They allowed us to control their daylight hours with quality lighting that helped us maintain their coats, particularly this year as it was one of our coldest Easter preps in years. In the Southern Highlands, where the weather and temperature can vary so much, we definitely appreciated having the lights in our barn!


“We use the Equilume lights all year round. With weanlings and mares coming through the barn, it’s super convenient to be able to select custom lighting programmes for different time periods depending on what horses we have in. These lights are a valuable tool in helping us to keep our horses in top condition and health all year around.” Karis Clarkson, Assistant Manager Milburn Creek Stud, NSW, Australia.

Equilume’s Performance Lighting products are designed to provide optimal daylength that will stimulate summer hormones and ensure horses have a slick summer coat in time for sales.

 In addition to a great coat, the biologically effective blue light delivered by our Stable Lights and mobile Light Masks ensures that sales horses are getting the most out of every aspect of their preparation.


The long day stimulus will ensure that yearlings stay in great skin all the way through to the autumn sales. In addition to hormones that optimise coat condition, naturally occurring testosterone levels will increase.

This influences the horse’s muscle response to exercise. Additional improvements in metabolism ensure that they fully utilize their feed and both these factors lead to improvements in their topline.

Hooves will also benefit by continuing to grow at a summer rate so there will be more foot to work with closer to sales time.


Biologically effective blue light stimulates every cell in the body and strengthens the immune system. In addition, studies have shown that blue light suppresses bacterial and fungal growth in stables, so horses breathe cleaner air and helps maintain respiratory health.

Blue light is also tightly linked to mood improvements. Temperament improvements will potentially reduce stereotypic behaviours and make horses easier to work with so that they present themselves to their best.

Yearling Coat Shedding


Lighting can influence body composition and biological rhythms
Blue Lights reduces bacterial and fungal growth
Red Light at Night facilitates rest and recovery

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