Originally Posted by Lucara
Okay so, whenever I eventually end up getting a horse, I want to use leg wraps when we transport him to help prevent any unnecessary vet bills before he/she even makes it home. Now, I'm wanting to be able to use the same wraps for pleasure riding, trails, or for shows. I really don't want to end up with 15 pairs of leg wraps or boots.
What would you suggest? (I ride english if that makes a difference)
What is the difference between standing wraps and polo wraps?
Then you're in the wrong sport!!
Depending on what you end up doing with your horse, and his specific needs you're going to end up with a lot of stuff to protect his legs.
For trailering, I recommend shelling out the cash for a good pair of shipping boots (my horse was in a trailering accident with a set of Woof shipping boots on and had no bumps, scrapes or scratches on his legs). If he tends to stock up in the trailer or while stalled or if you are planning on trailering him more than 6-8 hours consecutively you're going to need standing bandages.
For riding, polo wraps are great for dressage and flat work. For any outdoors stuff, a very sturdy set of brushing or galloping boots are needed. For jumping in an arena, I highly recommend open fronts. And if your horse has any motion issues (overstepping, interfering) you're going to end up with boots to prevent injusry from that.
And please also keep in mind that the only english events that boots are allowed in for showing is cross country, stadium or jumpers and equitation (only over fences).