Horses are incredible athletes with strength, agility, and raw power. With this power also comes the possibility of stress and injury. It is important to prevent these injuries whenever possible as well as take care of the injuries when they occur. Wrapping legs is beneficial when exercising, traveling, and when taking care of an injured leg.
Polo wraps are used commonly when working horses. These are made of a fleece material. Nylon wraps are made of an elastic material and they are placed over the top of a cotton quilt. They are used for standing wraps when hauling, in the stall, or injuries. Here are a couple tips to remember when wrapping legs:
Practice makes perfect, so don’t be afraid to try a few times to make sure your wrap is just right!
Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Moyer
July 19, 2017