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  • Vet wrap how tight is too tight?
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    11-26-2007, 06:45 PM

It isn't pretty, but it works great, and makes for a pretty tail. The tail comes out of the wrap as shiny and clean as when you put it in.

This one was actually after he had ripped some out while it was down during training.
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    11-26-2007, 06:56 PM
Green Broke
Ok thanks so much ill do that cause my horse gets burs all threw his tail and mane and its a pain to get out!
    11-26-2007, 08:05 PM
OH COOL! Can you wrap from the doc of the tail (top) all the way down? Or just the bottom half like you did? That sounds like a awesome idea, thanks akpaintluver!!
    11-27-2007, 12:50 AM
I have never done from the dock...for short term (prep for a show or something) it might be possible, but I would be very careful about not doing it too tight. You would just have to find another way to anchor the wrap...maybe french braid and run it through one of the weaves at the top.
    12-31-2007, 02:44 PM
I've only used vet wrap for injuries. You have to be careful when using vet wrap, especially just as "leg wraps." Since vet wrap is very elastic, it is possible to wrap too tightly and cut off circulation. I've seen people use it on a mare's tail before breeding. Again, be very careful not to wrap too tightly.
    12-31-2007, 04:06 PM
I also use vetwrap for tails, but only the night before shows. I wash the tail, brush it out, wait for it to dry, braid it (simple braid-comes out in the morning), fold braid up to dock, and wrap with vet wrap. This is instead of a tail bag but you could also use a polo though they sometimes fall out :( In the morning when you get to the show take off the vet wrap, unbraid, and the tail will be clean and wavy- it looks good!
    01-08-2008, 02:49 PM
I use vet wrap on my poop picks so my hands don't get blisters or wood splinters also on my wheel barrel handles I use black so it doesnt look tacky
    01-26-2008, 11:04 PM
Originally Posted by BluMagic
Okay, say your horse injures it's leg, cutting it deeply or severly. It is then treated and wrapped with cotton and vet-wrap. Hope this helps.
^^ Same thing!
    01-27-2008, 09:09 AM
Whenever I use vet wrap, I use it for my stirrups for better grip because I barrel race.
    01-28-2008, 11:47 AM
I just wrapped my horse's tail like Paintlover does and I think it works a lot better than tail bags. It keeps everything a good distant from the ground and for me it was a lot easier than a tail bag.

Thank you Paintlover!

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