I just today (squee!) purchased a 10 year old arabian western pleasure gelding who has been consistently polo wrapped on his forelegs. The owner says she does it mostly out of habit (he previously showed *a lot* so they wanted to keep his legs unmarked) for protection and support (prevent bowed tendons, etc). Just FYI, he is very sound, so it isn't preventing an existing condition of any sort.
I've read mixed things about the kind of support that polos can provide, but my question is this: do you wrap your horse's legs when you are consistently working him/her? Should I continue to wrap my gelding's legs (eg. Will he be at all dependent on wraps)? We are going to be doing flat work & trails relatively often to take off a little grass belly/winter weight and I feel like it can't hurt, but would love input to be sure!