Leg Support Help - The Horse Forum

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 Old 01-16-2012, 09:15 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 50
• Horses: 2
Leg Support Help

My horse bowed his tendon a few years ago, and has had to use leg support ever since then. Currently I use SMB Elites, but I like the look of polo wraps better. My trainer said his injury would probably never happen again, and I jump in shows at 2'9 w out them. Would it be ok to use polo wraps then for schooling?
Posted via Mobile Device
Southern Belle is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 Old 01-16-2012, 09:21 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 2,797
• Horses: 1
I would be very careful, nice a horse bows a tendon it can be re injured again, ESP if your wrapping wrong, to tight, any wrinkles ect

Saying he would probably never do this again is not true, depends on how bad it was of course but I would be very careful.
Klassic Superstar is offline  
post #3 of 4 Old 07-28-2015, 11:55 AM
Foal
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: South Dakota
Posts: 38
• Horses: 1
be careful
striebwasser is offline  
post #4 of 4 Old 07-28-2015, 01:58 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: North Dakota
Posts: 5,523
• Horses: 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by Southern Belle View Post
and has had to use leg support ever since then.
If you actually read the research behind "support boots" and polo wraps, neither of them give hardly any actual support to the foot. Sport boots support slightly more than polo wraps (talking single digit percentages more) but in the grand scheme of things they are probably only going to support 15% or less.

Of course, I use sport boots on my own horses but not really for the purpose of support. They are cheap insurance against flesh injuries. I can replace a boot much easier than I can heal horse flesh.

Here's a thread I wrote up a while back about the topic.

Boots vs Polos .... Here is the Professional's Choice SMB study from 1998 ...

And it still applies because Professional's Choice STILL has the exact same stats on their own website. They are stats they are drawing from the 1998 study. I sure wish they'd run a new study.

I would still use some sort of boots if I were you (whether that's polos or boots) but make sure you know how to properly wrap a polo is that's what you choose. Other things you can do for your horse:
-Make sure feet are trimmed properly. Long toe/Low heel tends to re-bow tendons (or bow them in the first place)
-Make sure your horse is conditioned well for the exercise. Fatigue is NOT a good thing.
-Make sure you do a long warm up and long cool down. Turnout is better than being stalled.
-Cold therapy after exercise.

∞•*˚ Βгįťţαňγ ˚*•∞
It is not enough to know how to ride; one must know how to fall.
beau159 is online now  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How much support is reasonable? Kitty74 Jumping 10 05-03-2011 09:10 AM
Which Support boots? Bre Western Riding 12 01-15-2011 02:36 PM
-_- Ranting... Need Support... AngelWithoutWings54 English Riding 9 08-23-2010 10:36 AM
do i need leg support?? riacoe Horse Tack and Equipment 5 07-19-2010 12:50 AM
What do you do to support your horses? paintsrule Horse Talk 26 03-27-2010 12:32 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome