Wrapping legs
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Training Horses > Horse Training

Wrapping legs

This is a discussion on Wrapping legs within the Horse Training forums, part of the Training Horses category
  • Wrapping horses legs for dressage
  • Bandage bumps from wrapping my horses leg

Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By Kayty

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    03-11-2013, 07:32 PM
  #1
Weanling
Wrapping legs

Hey everyone,
I want to getollo used to the idea of wearing wraps or boots on his feet. I read somewhere it can be bad to do this..
I just want to get advice is it okay to have him wear them while I'm doing groundwork?

Also what sort of boots or wraps should I get when we start to take dressage lessons?
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    03-11-2013, 07:44 PM
  #2
Trained
By feet do you mean legs or hooves?
If you don't know how to wrap, don't.
You can buy good easy to use boots to prevent knocks. Wraps can be time consuming not to mention terribly dangerous for tendons if you wrap incorrectly with uneven pressure.
Posted via Mobile Device
     
    03-11-2013, 08:22 PM
  #3
Super Moderator
I used to put on wraps for all my lessons, (way back in the day) but I was taught the correct way. It's not self evident.
Later I bought and used SMB boots. Now, I use nothing.

The SMB boots



Seem to be a good choice for work like round penning, where the horse might clip himself. They are said to offer some support to the tendons and such, but that is not proven. Once your horse is ridden regularly, he should develop strong enough tendons to not need boots. But, for rough play , they can be nice.

Photo didn't come through

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...23&cagpspn=pla
     
    03-11-2013, 08:48 PM
  #4
Weanling
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kayty    
By feet do you mean legs or hooves?
If you don't know how to wrap, don't.
You can buy good easy to use boots to prevent knocks. Wraps can be time consuming not to mention terribly dangerous for tendons if you wrap incorrectly with uneven pressure.
Posted via Mobile Device
I do know how to wrap, I just never did because it was time consuming. I used little hoof bells when I barrel raced, but only on his from hooves because he clipped himself once (different horse). What brand of boots I've seen so many...
     
    03-11-2013, 08:53 PM
  #5
Weanling
Thanks Tiny,

Another question..

Is there a chance I wouldn't even need them? I just notice that all the horses I see doing dressage have some sort of boot on. I'm still a ways off from doing dressage training, I just like to keep my eyes peeled for things I may need later on, that may be a good price.
     
    03-11-2013, 08:54 PM
  #6
Weanling
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kayty    
By feet do you mean legs or hooves?
If you don't know how to wrap, don't.
You can buy good easy to use boots to prevent knocks. Wraps can be time consuming not to mention terribly dangerous for tendons if you wrap incorrectly with uneven pressure.
Posted via Mobile Device

I meant legs... I don't know why I said feet. Haha
     
    03-11-2013, 10:15 PM
  #7
Trained
I always boot my dressage horse up for training, he wears bell boots and brushing boots all round. This is not up support the structures if the limbs (you would need to bandage so tight that the blood supply would be affected, to offer any support to the tendons), but to simply protect the limbs from knocks and bumps, especially when training lateral work. Ideally the horse would remain in such balance that it would not knock its legs, but in training this is not always possible.
Posted via Mobile Device
AmazinCaucasian likes this.
     
    03-11-2013, 10:36 PM
  #8
Weanling
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kayty    
I always boot my dressage horse up for training, he wears bell boots and brushing boots all round. This is not up support the structures if the limbs (you would need to bandage so tight that the blood supply would be affected, to offer any support to the tendons), but to simply protect the limbs from knocks and bumps, especially when training lateral work. Ideally the horse would remain in such balance that it would not knock its legs, but in training this is not always possible.
Posted via Mobile Device
Thank you Kayty. :)
     
    03-11-2013, 10:41 PM
  #9
Yearling
I agree with Kayty. Everything she said goes for western riding too. And id just like to add that I love to watch the horses 1st time walk with combo boots, like a cat when you put tape on its feet. Not that I've ever done that before
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wrapping the tail.. HorsesAreForever Horse Grooming 7 05-17-2012 04:51 PM
Wrapping Paper and Wrapping Gifts... VelvetsAB General Off Topic Discussion 16 12-25-2011 07:00 PM
Help! Not sure what to do about wrapping for shipping... eventer757 Horse Health 4 10-01-2011 08:32 PM
Wound wrapping Ladybug2001 Horse Health 2 06-23-2011 02:54 PM
Wrapping a leg.... Alycat Horse Health 4 06-04-2010 02:03 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:21 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0