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post #1 of 13 Old 05-21-2012, 09:43 AM Thread Starter
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Question Which Polo...?

Hi Everyone,

Just wondering which of these polo wraps I should get? Vac's Polo Bandages | Dover Saddlery Eskadron Climatex Polo Wraps | Dover Saddlery Back on TrackŪ Polo Wraps | Dover Saddlery

They all sound good, should I just get one of each?

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post #2 of 13 Old 05-22-2012, 08:53 PM
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Eskadron Climatex are my choice, I find them excellent to use and you don't need to use bandage pads underneath them. Back on Track products are also excellent, but I have yet to try their bandages.

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post #3 of 13 Old 05-23-2012, 09:19 AM Thread Starter
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Ok, thanks!
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I've never used the Eskadron Climatex wraps, but I do have a couple sets of the Eskadron fleece polo wraps and I do really like them. I also have a set of the Vac's fleece polo wraps and they are also nice. The Eskadron fleece polos and the Vac's fleece polos that I have don't need bandage pads under them either. I haven't tried the Back on Track polo wraps, but I've heard good things about their products.
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Hmmm, is it usually a good idea to have a 'collection' of polo wraps? Or is it ok to be using one brand of polo wraps and then switch to another every so often? If so then I might just get one of each.
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They do all look like really good polo wraps!

If your horse doesn't have any leg issues and you're just planning on using the polo wraps for light support and for protection against bumps and knocks that could occur during riding then the Vac's polos would be a good choice, they are just basic fleece polo wraps that would offer protection from knocks and bumps and maybe some light support as well.

If your horse has had an injury in the past, and/or needs a bit more support than the average fleece polo wrap can give, then the Eskadron Climatex polo wraps may be the best choice, I think that they may offer a bit more support than regular fleece polos because of the stretchier more elastic material, but I could be wrong.

The Back on Track polos, would be good choice if your horse has had an injury in the past that would benefit from the ceramic technology that is said to increase circulation and speed up the healing process. I don't think that they would offer any more support than the regular fleece polo wraps though.

I hope this helps you with your decision!
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Bandages/polos don't offer any support to the internal structures of the leg when used for exercise. They simply protect the leg from knocks, just as boots do.

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Thanks for clarifying Kayty, that's what I thought, but I wasn't 100% sure about it!
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No worries :)
If you think about it, these tiny little matchstick legs are holding up about 450-500kg of horse, doing fairly high impact work. A couple of flimsy fleece bandages are not going to do a thing to support the legs, unless you try and do them up hugely tight, in which case you'll cut off blood supply anyway! In fact they probably do more harm than good in many cases, they don't breathe overly well (which is why I like Eskadron Climatex, they have some breathability) and the tendons heat up rapidly which can cause big issues.

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post #10 of 13 Old 05-24-2012, 09:05 AM Thread Starter
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Since I am just looking for a polo wrap to protect from scrapes and stuff then I might get the Vac's Polo Bandages. I have heard somewhere that polo wraps also helps horse's legs 'last longer'. Is that true?
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