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post #1 of 11 Old 02-05-2009, 11:11 PM Thread Starter
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Horse Bandages????

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Ok so im going to transport my horse on saturday and im just wondering what bandages are best to use when transporting, the fleece onces or the elastic onces, and with the elastic onces is it best to use the leg wraps aswell?
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post #2 of 11 Old 02-05-2009, 11:36 PM
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I know there are shipping boots. But unless you are travelling often, I doubt you will need them. I would say just use quilts/pillow wraps held on with elastic bandages. Thats all we ever did with the standardbreds.
But those shipping bandadges do look comfy.
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post #3 of 11 Old 02-05-2009, 11:39 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks,
Yeah the shipping boots do look nice and warm but she isn't traveling far but i don't want to take any risks. I have seen some horses who have traveled just 5 mins down the road and have fallen and cut up their legs. I dont want to take that chance. Thanks for the help

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I have seen some horses who have traveled just 5 mins down the road and have fallen and cut up their legs.

You are kidding. Wow.. I'd say there was a problem with the trailer or the driver in that case. We never wrap legs for trailering. But if you are going to be absolutely sure you know your wrap will remain on. Falling off wraps can be dangerous.

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I have seen some horses who have traveled just 5 mins down the road and have fallen and cut up their legs.

You are kidding. Wow.. I'd say there was a problem with the trailer or the driver in that case. We never wrap legs for trailering. But if you are going to be absolutely sure you know your wrap will remain on. Falling off wraps can be dangerous.
Yeah but the outcome of the legs after an accident like that isnt pretty so i like taking precautions now. Better to be safe then sorry.

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How far are you traveling? I have never used bandages or boots to trailer. Ever. And they were just fine. However, I see how you want to take precautions so I would just make do with some blankets with the elastic wraps. The boots are really REALLY nic but it just depends on if you want to invest in them (if you're going to trailer frequently). Good luck! :)

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I never wrap legs, even for long trips... I've seen too many wraps come undone and horses get caught up in them. I understand wanting to take precautions but either way there are risks.

How far are you traveling? Your best bet would probably be well made fitting shipping boots...
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post #8 of 11 Old 02-06-2009, 10:37 PM
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Those shipping boots are calling to me. Do they have to be a certain size for a horse, or a general size?
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I've watched my horse -in a trailer driven by a professional driver- go sliding off the road and into the ditch. Thank goodness I had boots on him. He had stepped all over himself and the trailer, luckily he stayed upright and standing but as far as I'm concerned those boots saved his legs from themselves.
Depending on the horse and the distance being traveled I would use shipping boots or no-bows. For short distances (ie. under 5 hours and no mountains) I just pile on the shipping boots if the horse has goot legs. I will put no bows on a horse that stocks up or has support/medical problems. I'll use no bows on any horse for a trip any more strenuous than that.
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I personally tend to use standing wraps and bell boots for long hauls only. But when my horses was on the truck going to KY and CO neither times he had boots nor wraps. The hauler didn't allow them. He was fine. But when i haul, especially with a horse that's not so calm in a trailer I definitly wrap.
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