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post #1 of 29 Old 01-25-2011, 11:12 PM Thread Starter
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No Bow and Standing Wraps

So saturday we jumped pretty big and my boy was VERY good for me. My trainer told me "for days like this you need some No Bow and Standing Wraps". So I went to the tack store that day and bought those two items... however... here's my issue:
The young woman behind the counter said: "buy some liniment and dilute it down. Rub that on his legs, then wrap them up. Leave it on for about 15 mins, and then wash it all off."
Then, after speaking with my trainer, she advised me to just wrap his legs "dry" and leave the no bows and the standings on over night.
So here I am, confused as usual!
What do you folks do with your horses regarding the no bows and the standing wraps?? Wet or dry?? Liniment gel or liquid??
What is liniment for anyway!?? (can it really ACTUALLY burn your horses legs if you leave it on??)
Everyone seems to have very different opinions on how and why to use this type of stuff.

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post #2 of 29 Old 01-26-2011, 02:44 AM
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My grandparents use witch hazel on their horses legs and normally use it before they put the wraps on. They also will put it on with out wrapping as well.

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post #3 of 29 Old 01-26-2011, 05:35 PM
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I would assume that your trainer is just taking preventative measures so your horse stays sound. Absorbine, green cool or just plain old rubbing alcohol is usually best in these types of situations.
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post #4 of 29 Old 01-26-2011, 05:48 PM
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Sore No More liniment and then just leave the standing wraps on over night is what I do. If you don't have sore no more just rubbing alcohol or another type of liniment will be fine. Just make sure you know how to PROPERLY wrap them. If you don't, then don't bother wrapping or find someone who knows how to wrap and can do it for you.

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Sore No More liniment and then just leave the standing wraps on over night is what I do. If you don't have sore no more just rubbing alcohol or another type of liniment will be fine. Just make sure you know how to PROPERLY wrap them. If you don't, then don't bother wrapping or find someone who knows how to wrap and can do it for you.
I use Sore-No-More products. IMO, nothing else compares.

SNM Linement is for pain/inflammation. It can be used with wraps and it is also one of the few that you can use with magnets.

SNM Poultice is for drawing swelling/heat out of legs or feet (or any other part of the body) and it can also be wrapped.

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post #6 of 29 Old 01-26-2011, 06:42 PM
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I'm sorry for this minor highjack but I spotted this thread and have been wondering about liniments for awhile. My vet told me I needed to take great care with my mares front legs as she stands more on the insides of her hooves and that with a lot of work can cause heat to flare up. I know people who use liniments occasionally. Should I be using them on my mare after every hard workout, jumping and flat? When do you know you should use them and what do you use?
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post #7 of 29 Old 01-26-2011, 07:04 PM
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OnFastHorse- Totally agree. SNM is definitely my favorite! We use it on all the horses after a hard jump school or XC schooling.

Beau Baby - I wouldn't use it after a flat lesson, but definitely after a hard jumping school. Depending on what you get, liniments generally aren't super cheap, and while a little goes a long way, I prefer to try and make it last as much as I can. Jumping is also far harder on the legs.

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post #8 of 29 Old 01-26-2011, 07:08 PM
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Okay Strange so many after a super hard lesson or the xcountry phase in the 3-Day Events I attend? What type of liniment would you reccomend and how would you use it on a horse who lives outside 24/7? I've seen people rub it on the legs then put paper over it then a pad and then a wrap. Do you just leave it on for a couple hours or overnight?
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I use poultice after jumping hard

Sore No More clay or Koolout Clay are my favorites

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post #10 of 29 Old 01-26-2011, 07:52 PM
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I like poultices as well, but I only use them after XC at a show. I'll put on the clay poultice, some paper towel (or brown paper bag works) then the cotton pillow, then the wrap over. I leave them on over night. Ice-Tight is a pretty good poultice, as is Sore No More. I would use liniment instead of poultice after just a hard jump lesson or something.

And even if the horse lives out 24/7, I just use the regular standing wraps. If they're put on correctly for the most part the horse won't care and will leave them alone. Sometimes a liniment will make their legs feel tingly and I've seen some horses nip at their wraps when that happens.

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