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    04-10-2012, 01:12 AM
An incorrectly wrapped bandage will put uneven or too much pressure on certain parts of the tendon. This can lead to a bowed or otherwise damaged tendon, or bandage bruising.
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    04-10-2012, 01:52 AM
Ok thanks...what is the first sign that happened to a horse?
    04-10-2012, 02:05 AM
Often the tendon will appear lumpy, there may be some minor swelling and the horse could be a little lame or severely lame. If they bow the tendon, it will appear that the tendow is arched backwards from the knee.

Bandage bruising will come up either as tender spots, patches of missing hair, and can get to the point of open, weeping wounds. You want to avoid bandage bruising at all costs, it is a horror to get rid of.
    04-10-2012, 02:27 AM
I bet that is one tough thing to get rid of. They both sound like something I never want to have happen to a horse.
    04-10-2012, 05:29 AM
I use open fronted tendon boots, which are desgined to support the tendons but also offer some protection from brushing. I add bell boots for jumping and fast work.
I'm trying to wean his owner off she sheepkin liners as his legs get so hot by the time you take the boots off! I also always make sure the boots are the last things on and the first things off.
    04-10-2012, 05:23 PM
I just use splint boots or open galloping boots. I've never had a leg injury with them on, and my horse is accident prone.
    04-13-2012, 10:24 PM
Polo wraps all the time, I live them, I can't help but get all the different colors! Hehe, and I love how they look so sporty in them tehehe=P
    04-14-2012, 05:28 PM
When I am jumping I always make sure my pony has open front jumper boots on. But when I do gymkhana I use polo wraps.
    04-17-2012, 11:33 AM
At home, my horse wears brushing boots every time we ride, and when we compete cross country he wears fetlock boots on his fronts too. When competing on the flat he doesn't tend to wear anything, or for working hunter or show jumping, although I would consider getting a nice pair of tendon boots for show jumping in the future.
    04-17-2012, 12:10 PM
Generally it depends for me on what the horse likes. If you listen they'll tell you.

Selena likes the Classic Equine Legacy Sport boots. She likes the SMB VenTechs too but she won't stop hard or dig down as much with them, she also gets front Professionals Choice bell boots.

However, I also have an older gelding that is most comfortable in polo wraps. The most important thing with those is knowing how to wrap them.

bell boots, polo wraps, splint boots

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