My horse managed to cut himself on his rear leg Sunday night. It looked pretty nasty when I got there, but fortunately after it was cleaned up it turned out not to be too terrible. The vet put a couple stitches in and recommended wrapping it to keep it clean, then wrapping the other hind leg as well since he'll be overcompensating a bit until the injured leg feels better. She showed me how to wrap, but I don't quite have the proper equipment. I had to borrow some quilt wraps from my trainer and use vet wrap. The quilt wraps are a bit large for my boy, since he's only 15hh and my trainer's horses are all big warmbloods.
I'd like to get some no-bows and standing wraps but am not sure how to measure for them. The no-bows come in 12", 14" and 16" heights, and the standing wraps come in 9' and 12' lengths. How do I properly measure to get the right sizes?
Also- how often should I re-do standing bandages? Do I need to take them off for a certain amount of time periodically, or is it OK to have them on constantly until he's using his injured leg properly (I'm guessing that will be 1-2 weeks)?