My horse tore a check ligament a couple years ago and she had a bowed tendon from it. Once she was on her way back to her normal riding routine I would wrap her after every ride. She would wear open front boots in turnout but was never sure how long cause she would rip them off throughout the day. I would always ride her with front boots on as well to help keep it from swelling and to protect her more. Then I decided to only wrap her after she had jumping lessons or other hard workouts. But I slowly changed over in order to see how her leg would hold up and for her to get use to not having it on after every ride. Sometimes I would put an ice pack around the bowed area and wrap it and leave it on for 20 minutes or cold her for 20 minutes as well. My horse never had heat or extra swelling in her leg but I always wanted to be save. She recently tore her super digital flexor tendon and check ligament again so I'm in the process of doing it all over again!