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  • Dressage bandages
  • Dressage boots or bandages which are more supportive

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    01-13-2012, 02:55 PM
  #1
Trained
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Gotta ask bc I've home-schooled Dressaged my horse "Corporal" (1982-2009, RIP) and I'm starting my QH "Buster Brown" soon in Dressage. Do you train with polos? ...do you train with supportive boots?
I've never really looked into it, but I figured that you'all know what you like, and why, so...spill!
Thanks, ahead...I'd like your opinions. Feel FREE to wax on bc I'm a willing reader. =b
     
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    01-13-2012, 03:51 PM
  #2
Showing
Corporal, I'm on low levels, but I put splint boots on when I work with my mares in ring (as a protection, especially for lateral work). I'm not positive you really need something supportive on low levels. High levels - possible (hopefully other people will pitch in). I've seen people using supportive boots for training.
     
    01-13-2012, 03:58 PM
  #3
Trained
I use both, my trainer likes polos, but I prefer boots, I always use boots at home, but will often use polos when I haul to her place.

I don't use then so much for support, but just to prevent nicks and bumps.
     
    01-13-2012, 04:04 PM
  #4
Trained
Interesting!! I'm a master polo wrapper, btw.
Anybody else?
     
    01-13-2012, 04:56 PM
  #5
Started
I like polos because I like the color options for a cost effective price. Haha boots are quicker/easier but aren't as cost effective. I only use support boots for "rough riding" on trails. Arena work is typically bare legs or boots. If i'm in a colorful mood the polos come out.
     
    01-13-2012, 06:34 PM
  #6
Yearling
I use boots every time I ride to avoid nicks from her shoes. She interferes a bit, especially during warm ups. She's getting better, so I may see if we can use polos in the schooling shows, but for training its always a brushing boot.
     
    01-15-2012, 04:09 PM
  #7
Green Broke
I use boots for when I'm riding, and polos in a lesson - smartens me up a bit and its nice to make the effort.
     
    01-15-2012, 04:27 PM
  #8
Super Moderator
I prefer polos, especially when doing lateral work. However, I sometimes take a horse out for a good gallop after a tough schooling session, just to blow the cobwebs out. If I am planning this, I use boots. It is too possible for polos to slip, especially if they get wet.
     
    01-15-2012, 04:35 PM
  #9
Trained
While we are on the subject of polos, I was involved in kind of derailing another thread by getting involved in a discussion about how to apply polo wraps, specifically how far down the fetlock you wrap.

It was stated on the thread that you shouldn't wrap to the bottom of the fetlock, but go half way and then go back up, like this


I've always been taught to wrap under the fetlock joint like this

Make sure your horse is standing square before you begin, then start the polo wrap just under the horseís knee. Place the wrap edge on the inside of the leg. When wrapping a right leg, wrap in a clockwise direction; for a left leg, wrap in a counter clockwise direction.
Wrap twice around the top of the leg and begin angling downward.
Sling the wrap under the fetlock, applying slightly more tension for added support.
There will be a slight gap at that top of the wrap as you sling the fetlock, thatís ok.
When you come back around the leg, angle the wrap upward to create an inverted V on the front of the leg as shown; continue using slightly more tension.
Wrap the fetlock twice around, by repeating steps 3 through 5.
Begin wrapping upward at a slight angle; as you near the top, decrease the tension slightly.
The end result! Notice how the wrap overlaps itself evenly down the leg. Also, while itís preferable to have the Velcro closure end up on the outside of the leg as shown, itís not imperative. ================================================== ===



I think the difference might be to do as to if you wear bell boots/over reach boots, but I'm not sure.

I'm just wondering how others do theirs?
Corporal and With Grace like this.
     
    01-15-2012, 04:36 PM
  #10
Green Broke
I do as the step by step is shown, and still have over reach on... she's shod on the front and I don't want to risk her pulling them off.
     

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