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    01-06-2012, 02:49 AM
Green Broke
Question Question: Can you use track bandages like stable wraps?

Hi this may be a dumb question but I would rather sound dumb then hurt my horses legs and waste money!

I'm looking at wraps for when I show Oliver and want to put wrap on over night, or really for whenever he really might need them.

So can I use track wrap like a stable wrap?

What is the difference?

I know how to wrap very well, I do my own polos every ride and have years experience under a strict and hovered over me many many times to insure I was doing it correct and would stop me when I went wrong and show me what was correct.

Thank you very much.

These are the wraps I am looking into :)


Thaughts, suggestions and advice are welcome!!
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    01-06-2012, 04:05 AM
Green Broke

Please let me know if this is okay and safe or not :)
    01-06-2012, 11:51 PM
Green Broke
Bumping again, please tell me if this is somthing I can use as a wrap!
    01-07-2012, 01:37 AM
My mom used to work on the track and she said you can use them under pillow or no-bow wraps of course. (: I use these on my own horse and they work great!
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    01-07-2012, 06:11 AM
They can be used if you put gamggee or padding under them but you are better off to buy the proper stable bandages - they are usually wider and are not stretchy so it is harder to put them on too tight.
    01-07-2012, 09:40 AM
You *could* use them without padding underneath if you wrap carefully but I'm not sure what the point woiuld be as I'm not sure how much support they would provide.

Why is it you want to wrap your horse the night before a show?
    01-07-2012, 10:09 AM
I wrap my horse's legs the night before a show to keep them clean. It's in his pj's routine :)

Sleazy, sheet, polos, tail bag. That way you don't have to rewash their legs.

I'm assuming that's why OP wrap's their horses legs at night.

I too am curious as to this method. I feel like these wraps would look neater than polos, and since they're being left on overnight, if they'd hold up like polos do.
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    01-07-2012, 10:30 AM
Green Broke
I personally wouldn't do it, just because of how much more elastic-y the on track bandages are compared to a stable bandage. It could cause a lot more damage if they were pulled on by curious teeth.
    01-07-2012, 07:18 PM
Originally Posted by VelvetsAB    
I personally wouldn't do it, just because of how much more elastic-y the on track bandages are compared to a stable bandage. It could cause a lot more damage if they were pulled on by curious teeth.
Exactly. I've used them before, over no-bows, while I was waiting for the tack store to open so I could get a pair of standing wraps (horses have perfect timing with their injuries). I was paranoid the entire time because he has been known to pick at his bandages. I wouldn't use them over bare skin, that could pull his hair right out if they shifted! Bandage bow waiting to happen.

I wrap Jester's legs the night before shows also- he's gray so the more hair covered overnight, the better. But I use polos and they hold up just fine. If the OP is doing it for the same reason lubylol and I do it, than I would recommend sticking with polos.
    01-07-2012, 08:34 PM
If you're wrapping just to keep the horse's legs clean, polos make a whole lot more sense than track wraps.

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