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    05-08-2014, 03:11 PM
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Originally Posted by ~*~anebel~*~    
I would not use no bows under polos as they are liable to slip when the horse is in work.

I use the Eskadron liners, and if you look at warm up photos of most of the top riders, that is also what they use. No bows are not designed for when the horse is exercising.
As I said - you never found anything other than no bows in the UK and if the liners slipped then the bandage is incorrectly put on
This is one of the most used equestrian sites in the UK
Leg Bandages, Leg & Foot Protection, Horse-wear, Robinsons Equestrian
People over there have been using them for years with no trouble. Maybe we just had a better product?
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    05-08-2014, 03:12 PM
Another vote for Eskadron liners. They are excellent - They are all I will use now. It has to be a very solid workout on a warm day for me to unwrap them and find legs that are a bit too warm for my liking.
Obviously cold hosing post work should be a standard care practice anyway.
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    05-08-2014, 04:47 PM
Ok, so anyone who has eskadron liners, what are they made of? Is it just a light weight material? Does it have foam inside? Is it at all similar to no bows or more similar to cotton wraps? I like the idea of wrapping with no bows as it seems like there would more even distribution of pressure under the wrap job, and less wrinkles. So many different opinions haha! Also, does anyone use polos at all over these liners or is that a huge no no? Can you only use exercise bandages? My local tack store carries these, are they the same as exercise bandages? Jacks Trace Bandages | BAB2131 | Greenhawk
They only have what is called trace bandages and brace bandages but nothing called exercise bandages.
    05-08-2014, 04:53 PM
I also did some searching on uk bandaging articles for exercise and saw them using something similar to these, called fybagee? Cottage Craft Pack Of 10 Leg Pads - Leg and Tail Bandages - Leg & Foot Protection - Horse Clothing, Equestrian Equipment Robinsons UK
Obviously I'm unfamiliar with these haha! Feelings?
    05-09-2014, 02:49 PM
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Those look like the wide elasticated bandages used over pads like the ones they now call 'fybagee' for exercise in the UK
Because its not what I'm used to doing I would never use standard polo wraps for exercise even over a liner because they don't have enough 'give' in them to provide even pressure and they pose too much risk of getting them on too tight to avoid slippage
The Eskadron climatex Training wraps are elasticated and have a built in layer of the same fabric used in their liners that acts in much the same way as the fybagee pads so you might find them easier to use. I did buy some a few months ago but haven't gotten around to using them yet
Their Climatex liners look to me to be 'no bow' and much the same as 'fybagee' - just with a ribbed effect
There was a time when people had to manage with nothing more than gamgee - we're spoilt for choice now and there are more and more boots coming onto the market designed to not overheat the legs that are a lot easier to put on
    05-09-2014, 08:03 PM
Climatex are not at all like no bows... They're about 1/4 of the thickness, different material all together, and are totally breathable where no bows are not
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    05-10-2014, 04:13 PM
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To me the term 'no bow' implies that it has no form of ties/fastenings - and nothing at all to do with the material, thickness or anything else
It's not a British expression at all and so maybe its just one of the many things that's lost in translation

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