Originally Posted by Jore
I never knew that, I always just thought that you kept the "tail" of the wrap towards the tail of the horse.. or so I was taught. I'll remember that though, I definitely don't want to create any issues. I rub her legs with liniment before and after each ride so hopefully that helps too. :)
Some people believe that no matter how you wrap a polo, it'll never hurt the horse. I was always taught the tendon-in thing to prevent injury, though...and I don't want to attempt the other way just in case.
I was having an issue learning this so my instructor told me to visualize a stream running through the horse's legs, from back to front (tail to head). When you wrap the polos, you want to go in the direction of the stream. From the back of the tendon and in through the horse's legs towards the head, like a fish swimming in the stream. This pulls the tendon to the inside.
Heres a little video. Do you see how the polo goes in through the back of the leg and exits the front?
There are several ways to "properly" wrap a polo. I prefer the velcro be at the top, so you have an even wrap. And I don't use the little flap like the video shows, but you can if you want.