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    03-16-2009, 11:48 AM
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Do you polo wrap while training?

The title explains my questions If you do, why? If you don't, why? I'm trying to decide if I should or not.
     
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    03-16-2009, 12:20 PM
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Weanling
I used to all the time, but now I use boots instead. Polos take too much time and they really provide almost zero protection or support.
     
    03-16-2009, 12:43 PM
  #3
Weanling
I use boots, especially if we are working circles in round pen.
     
    03-16-2009, 01:31 PM
  #4
mls
Trained
Nope.

That wrap comes loose and you have a major trip hazard. On trail they collect burrs, twigs, etc.

Typically only use them for long distance shipping - with quilt wraps for support.
     
    03-16-2009, 02:10 PM
  #5
Trained
I use boots if I am doing something very strenuous, otherwise I leave him with nekkid legs.

Polos come loose and if you do not know how to wrap them correctly can cause harm. I don't really like them for shipping (But I don't like any boots for shipping so no surprise there) because I am always worried that they will come loose during the trip and be tangled around the horses legs. Don't know if this will really happen, but I have seen some shippers that ask that there be no wraps so maybe it does?
     
    03-16-2009, 05:52 PM
  #6
Yearling
Nope, except when I was teaching them to jump. Then I used SMB's.
     
    03-16-2009, 07:12 PM
  #7
Green Broke
I will once in a while put boots on my guy if we are doing poll or jump work, otherwise he goes nakkie.

I have heard too many horror stories with polos to ever want to use them.
     

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