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post #1 of 5 Old 03-12-2013, 11:42 AM Thread Starter
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Back On Track Quick Wraps- How Tight?

Hello! I just bought my horse the quick wraps since he is inside overnight and on the weekends and gets stiff and soar. I was just wondering how tight they should be? Should they be like a SMB in tightness? I just don't wont them to put to lose and they fall of, or putting them on to tight and cutting of the blood supply to his leg. Thanks!
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post #2 of 5 Old 03-12-2013, 01:20 PM
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They generate a lot of "recycled" body heat, so start him out at a hour and build up the time gradually.

I use the Quick Wraps and Hock Wraps on two different horses; I won't leave them on all night in case they would get hung up on something.

Four hours in the morning works miracles, if that is possible.

With the Quick Wraps, I velcro the middle strap first and try to judge "one finger tight".

It's almost impossible to get the bottom strap too tight, so I pull it around enough that there is a bit of "wiggle room" when I hold the ankle area of the boot and jiggle it.

I do the top wrap last, making it 1 - 2 two fingers tight.

Again, I only need to leave them on four hours day.

If you're planning on leaving them on for 8 hours in the stall, I honestly would call Back On Track and ask them how much to tighten them up. Their customer service gals are terrific

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You want them tight enough so that they can't come off or bunch up, creating pressure points. I would say as tight as an SMB is a good goal.

I had the BOT hock boots for my horse and they said to make sure you gradually get them used to wearing the wraps, in 2-3 hour sessions before doing over night, so make sure you take that into account too!

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They generate a lot of "recycled" body heat, so start him out at a hour and build up the time gradually.

I use the Quick Wraps and Hock Wraps on two different horses; I won't leave them on all night in case they would get hung up on something.

Four hours in the morning works miracles, if that is possible.

With the Quick Wraps, I velcro the middle strap first and try to judge "one finger tight".

It's almost impossible to get the bottom strap too tight, so I pull it around enough that there is a bit of "wiggle room" when I hold the ankle area of the boot and jiggle it.

I do the top wrap last, making it 1 - 2 two fingers tight.

Again, I only need to leave them on four hours day.

If you're planning on leaving them on for 8 hours in the stall, I honestly would call Back On Track and ask them how much to tighten them up. Their customer service gals are terrific
Thanks! I was really only going to leave them on overnight when I was going to a show the next morning, and was going to be there till 10 pm, and be back at the barn at 5 am.! I do plan on building it up gradually. I am acutally moving barns to where it is in walking distance of my school, so I can put them on in the afternoon when I get off school and take them off when I ride later in the evening! Thanks for your help! :)
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You want them tight enough so that they can't come off or bunch up, creating pressure points. I would say as tight as an SMB is a good goal.

I had the BOT hock boots for my horse and they said to make sure you gradually get them used to wearing the wraps, in 2-3 hour sessions before doing over night, so make sure you take that into account too!

Thanks! :) I do plan on slowly building it up, I am at the barn 7 days a week for about 3-4 hours so slowing building up time is not really a problem! :)
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