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  • Should i ship my horse in shipping boots or in bandages and wraps
  • Putting shipping boots on top of a sanding bandage

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    01-19-2009, 11:47 AM
I agree that her horse's legs probably just stocked up from standing on the trailer...

I personally don't think shipping boots can be put on soooo tight that you cause swelling. More harm can come from shipping wraps that aren't put on properly.

My rule of thumb is: any trailer ride up to 2 hours long - shipping boots for protection. A trailer ride for longer than 2 hours - shipping wraps and bell boots for protection and support (even though it isn't that much support, but the little bit can't hurt).
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    01-19-2009, 07:26 PM
I find it hard to believe shipping boots were the cause of the swelling in the horses legs. I agree with the posters who said the horse could have stocked up from the trailer ride itself.
I also agree that it has to be nearly, if not impossible to put shipping boots on too tight.
I just don't believe polos or standing wraps (even wrapped over pillow wraps) can provide the same amount of protection

Its all personal preference though

I'll always ship my horse in shipping boots and I use standing wraps on my horse when he is stalled at a show overnight.
    01-19-2009, 08:50 PM
Originally Posted by StormyBlues[COLOR=blue
;233463][/COLOR]Well sometimes we travel for 12 hours straight for events. I can see that, but I just think that shipping/standing/stable wraps work better IMO. They also can have linament put under them and can be put on for support in the stall. And I have like a bunch of people who know how to wrap properly to show me! I also think that they do the same amount in protection, because unless the horse is kicking, they would do them same. Oh and if the bandages are put on right, they souldn't come off!
Exactly. IF they are put on right.

If you are travelling 12 hrs straight Im not suprised the horses legs are swollen.
    01-19-2009, 09:29 PM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by Miss Katie    
Exactly. IF they are put on right.

If you are travelling 12 hrs straight Im not suprised the horses legs are swollen.
yea, I will probably end up walking Blue in a gas station parking lot every 2-3 hours, now THAT will be a sight! Lol yes it is just my preference, I should have put a poll with it! Lol
    01-20-2009, 08:22 AM
Good choice. Is it possible to stops at showgrounds along the way. I know people over here do it. Even camping the night and resting the horses in stockyards. Sometimes even so many that you would think a small event was being held at that grounds!
    01-21-2009, 10:07 PM
Green Broke
good idea! Tahnks!
    01-23-2009, 04:26 PM
I love shipping boots my friends horse had to get put down for not wearing shiping boots but wraps insteed it was so sad so I think shipping boots are better.
    01-23-2009, 10:42 PM
How would shipping wraps kill a horse? I can see it getting bandage bows, but death?
    01-24-2009, 10:08 AM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by My Beau    
How would shipping wraps kill a horse? I can see it getting bandage bows, but death?
Yea, my thoughts exactly!
    01-25-2009, 07:35 PM
wraps like standing she trailered her horse with wraps and pillow wraps under themthe horse got hit by the but bar in the leg because it snaped. It cut the leg all the way to the boan and fractured the hock in 2 places and it was so bloody it was so sad and gross. They whanted to fix it but the vet said there was no hope and that the hock was fractured so badley it would never heal so he was put down.

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