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post #1 of 9 Old 02-22-2011, 04:06 PM Thread Starter
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Leg Wraps for Travel - Opinions?

So i've always travelled my boys naked - They are older, experienced travellers, used to each other, and not worth huge amounts of money.

If I buy the horse i'm hoping to, she is young, as far as i'm aware only ever been on a truck, and is worth huge amounts of money, lol!

So I am looking at options for some protection while travelling.

I HATE stiff travel boots, so nothing stiff. Also prefer them not to cover the knee/hock - Just the cannon/tendons, fetlock, pastern and coronet. I have zero experience bandaging so am not game to try now.

So that leaves me with wrap type boots.

I have found a couple but I always have to have the perfect product and can't choose!

Anyone used, or have opinions, on these?

Thermatex Leg Wraps - They have a wicking material so will lift sweat away from the leg. Plus you can choose colours and co-ordinate with their wicking rugs that I like

Back on Track quick wraps - They have ceramic fibres or something so they keep the tendons warm and assist with recovery/circulation. (Maybe too hot?).

Or any other wraps you can reccomend?

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post #2 of 9 Old 02-22-2011, 04:17 PM
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I use leg wraps on mine I hate stiff traveling boots they reduce movement from the hock downwards defenatily uses wraps with bandages a lot better for your horses legs in my opiuon
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I usually travel mine naked, but we don't go so far, having said that my two most important and expensive buys both came over 1000 miles to me, and neither were 'dressed' for the journey.

I watched a program the other day about flying racehorses from the UK to Hong Kong and I was was very surprised that they only had shipping boots on their front legs, and that was for a 20 hour journey from stable to stable, and one of them was a $500 000 colt They didn't explain why they only did the fronts.

Of the ones you posted I really like the Thermatex ones. The others aren't designed for travel so I wouldn't use them.
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If im not using travel boots I use wraps with over reachers on front and back then knee and hock boots just in case. I am suoer anal about my guys travelling and attire they must wear had some close calls!

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post #5 of 9 Old 02-22-2011, 06:50 PM Thread Starter
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I'll add these ones for comment as well - Polypad Travel Boots. They do come over the hock and knee but seem less restrictive. What do you think?

I plan on also using bell boots on fronts.

The initial journey to my place will take about 7 hours - It's not so much the distance that worries me, more that I don't think she has ever been on a float, only a truck, which is very different and much easier on the horses!

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I know lots of people, including myself, who use Pillow Pads and Polo Wraps for traveling.






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post #7 of 9 Old 02-23-2011, 02:22 AM Thread Starter
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I thought about shaped pads and wraps - but I'm just not confident enough wrapping.

I'm leaning toward the polypad travel boots... Any other thoughts? I'm going to have to get them from England :s.
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Understandable! I don't blame you for not wanting to use the wrap method if you aren't familiar with doing it.

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post #9 of 9 Old 02-23-2011, 10:19 AM
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I see riders using leg wraps, I have never used these before- whats the point? So they don't nick themselves on bushes?
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