When to use polos
I've heard SO many opinions from people that run the entire spectrum, so I thought I'd get some more on here as well...
When do YOU use polo wraps? For flat work, jumping, never, all of the above?
I know some people who swear by polos all the time and others who say they don't do anything for the horse at all.
Personally, I always use them when jumping and only sometimes (fronts) when doing ground work with Sandie coming off of a recent splint sprain. Tell me when YOU use them, or whether you don't! :-)
I do not like Polo Wraps that much at all.
Pain in the ass to put on, to take off, to clean, to rewrap. I personally do not believe they offer much at all for the horses legs during any form of exercise, and I would wrather sped my money on something else.
However, I do use them for stable wraps. Standing, Poulice's such as now with Nelson's injury, and for shipping with his pillow wraps.
I do think they are handy when needed, and have their place, but I use them on a limited basis.
i just use them because they are cute haha
they may help with brushing a little, but i dont think they provide anything significant in the way of protection or support
I use polls everytime I ride. I do think they help the horse and I sorta like putting them on,LOL. But I do believe they support a little and protect. I also have a few stretch flex boots that I think are awesome when I'm in a rush and can't do wraps. I love themboth, but I usually use boots when I jump (which is rarelyim a dressage girl).
depends what mood im in haha. I love my polos theyre comfy, warm, and colorful =]. if we're jumping high i use boots . I normally always work in polos. My Grey mare had tore her front right leg open just above the ball on her pastern ( if you look at ; http://www.localriding.com/image-fil...g-markings.jpg , where the line for the sock is on the back of the leg is where she did it.) So i ALWAYS even when shes turned out ,put her SMB elites on. Were just nervous she'll do something again bc she runs around like a lunatick! hense her name hahah. As for my Bigger mare, shes got old bows and splints from her racing days so i always wrap her even when we just lightly work. Im just a neurotic mommy haha. I've always loved my polos. Better safe than sorry i say =].
It's been proven by many studies that polos offer no more support than a boot, they might absorb a little shock, but neoprene is better. I would never jump in them though, they could catch and snagg
if your jumping poles the polos wont catch on them..if they are wrapped correctly they also wont unravel.
I don't use polo-wraps.. MUCH prefer boots... However, I would never use them for jumping. I prefer open-fronts for jumping, or regular boots such as SMB. To me, the only time i'd use polos would be during flat work/dressage work. Never on the trails and never over fences.
I use mine for flatwork and as standing wraps but I never use them for jumping in I always use my boots for jumping I think my horse has the most boots and stuff for her legs I have ever seen lol
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