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    11-08-2010, 08:29 AM
Question Standing Bandage?

My horse's front right leg is a bit sore. We called the vet, he said to put some liniment on it, wrap it in a standing bandage, and to ride him (walk/trot ONLY) outside (with the bandage on), either on a trail ride or in one of the outside arenas.
**The standing bandage I'll be using isn't like those huge pillow ones...he'll still have some freedom of motion.
(The reason for the soreness is because we had been jumping on a softer surface, which made him stretch a little bit.)

I will be at the barn today, but not tomorrow, and not likely until Saturday or Sunday.

Is it okay to, when I get there, put the bandage on, do everything, and take it off right before I leave?

I don't want to leave it on all week, mostly because the liniment I'm using is the Absorbine Gel, not the liquid. Also, I don't want to make him stiff or anything.
There probably won't be anybody around to take it off for me.

What should I do?
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    11-08-2010, 08:37 AM
Can not say I have ever heard of a vet giving the advice to ride in a standing wrap.

In the big picture of life not being wrapped is better than a wrap going on and being left there for a week with no attention.
    11-08-2010, 08:39 AM
Green Broke
Just what the doc ordered. Here's another thing I'd do: hose it with cold water, let it dry and rub the linement on it. Maybe give her a day off for rest and ride her the next day slowly at a walk. Ans work up from there.
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    11-08-2010, 03:44 PM
Originally Posted by Alwaysbehind    
Can not say I have ever heard of a vet giving the advice to ride in a standing wrap.

In the big picture of life not being wrapped is better than a wrap going on and being left there for a week with no attention.

I imagine she's using either no bows or quilts... either of which are fine to do some walking and light trotting in. She said they aren't pillow wraps.

Janey... I would definitely take the wrap off before you leave, too much can go wrong leaving them on unattended for so long.
I have and love Cool Pack Green Jelly... and use it after hard workouts and shows. I usually just spend a few minutes on each leg rubbing them down with the jelly. Then they get turned out, no wrapping.
I would rub his legs down with your gel, and leave him unwrapped while you are away. If you can get someone to rub his legs down while you are gone, that would be great, too.

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