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post #1 of 18 Old 11-06-2009, 05:19 PM Thread Starter
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take care of your horse after a hard jumping workout?

Because I know it strains their legs I use boots on my horse when jumping and once I get off I hose them down all over and put cooling wraps on their legs for in the stable to make sure their legs are well looked after.


So what do you guys do??
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post #2 of 18 Old 11-06-2009, 05:24 PM
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I rub my horses legs down with liniment oil.
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post #3 of 18 Old 11-06-2009, 05:26 PM Thread Starter
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What is liniment oil??
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post #4 of 18 Old 11-06-2009, 05:28 PM
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if they are older or its a really hard ride i will cold hose their legs, but mostly i just walk them out until they are cool

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post #5 of 18 Old 11-06-2009, 05:30 PM
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my liniment consists of: 1/2 bigeoil liquid, 1/4 witch hazel, 1/4 winter green alcohol and a top off of water. i also got some generic icy hot (at the dollar store lol) its a blue gel that i use on occasion.

i use liminent rub before and after workouts. i dont use boots unless the horse interfers, or needs extra support, then i use smbs.
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post #6 of 18 Old 11-06-2009, 05:33 PM Thread Starter
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Cool I use boots because it is such strain on their legs jumping that I like to protect them
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post #7 of 18 Old 11-06-2009, 05:37 PM
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I wrap his legs before every ride regardless of jumping or not, unless its a show since they don't allow boots in Hunters.

I usually just walk out until cool and feel his legs when I'm brushing him down.
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I will always have some sort of protection on I use polo wraps when doing flatwork
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post #9 of 18 Old 11-06-2009, 05:52 PM
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I always use my exersize boots, and I also make sure I cool him down properly, these both would help. I love boots because they absorb some of the "Shock" that happens. I actually read a really good artical on "Why To Use Boots"

Heres the artical -- not written by me:


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I do as much as I can for my guys joints and ligaments.

Not only does he get IM injections once a month, but he also gets MSM, Yukka *sp* and Hylaronic Acid as oral suppliments twice a day in his A.M and P.M feedings.

He is well conditioned. We ride 5 days a week doing alot of flat work and hacking.

We jump once a week in our lesson. When we do jump, I put my SMB boots on his fronts. These boots are fabulous for shock absorption since they have 3 layers of neoprene, which has been proven to do its' job.

After we jump, I rub his knees, canon bone and ankles down with Vetroline Liniment and then I'll put standing wraps on and put him in his stall for the night.

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