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  • Vet wrap to trail ride
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    05-09-2012, 12:06 PM
  #11
Weanling
Then I'd just wrap them with vet wrap lol
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    05-09-2012, 12:12 PM
  #12
Green Broke
There is more risk of irritation by using wraps, especially vet wrap, due to the aforemetioned risk of particles (we are talking minute particles that can create issues) becoming entrapped within the wrapping and then creating friction with every step the horse takes. If/when the rides involve water you also have the added issue of a now WET wrapping that can create the rubbing issue even without having anything becoming trapped in it. At the end of the day, you'll be creating the very problem you are trying to prevent.
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    05-09-2012, 01:00 PM
  #13
Green Broke
Thank you for all the advice. I will not use boots or wraps of any kind. I have never gone on trails before (all arena work) so this is all new to me.
     
    05-09-2012, 01:17 PM
  #14
Weanling
I don't know. I haven't ever had an issue but our trails areclear, my horse isn't sensitive, sorry.
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    05-09-2012, 02:14 PM
  #15
Foal
I have had great luck with RES Spint boots. Great material that doesnt collect stickers. The velcro is also replacable and very affordable. They have a online store @ resboot.com
     
    05-09-2012, 05:31 PM
  #16
Yearling
I use prochoice sport boots and legendary for their front legs only.
     
    05-09-2012, 05:35 PM
  #17
Started
You could likely just slather them with vaseline to keep flys from biting? It will pick up sand and dirt that you would have to wash off. I would not worry about it too much though, your horse should be fine "naked"
     
    05-09-2012, 09:20 PM
  #18
Green Broke
That's a lot of vaseline haha. For now I'm just using fly spray twice a day but she's still got scabs from the flies last week. I haven't noticed her having an issue yet I'm just afraid when her skin does get really irritated it will be when the two stores are closed and I won't know what to do or have anything.
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    05-09-2012, 09:27 PM
  #19
Green Broke
I just fly spray my girls.
I know some folks that use splint boots & bell boots for the cactus, but watch out if a cholla gets under them.
I definitely wouldn't use the wraps.
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    05-10-2012, 06:25 PM
  #20
Weanling
Yeah definitely wouldn't use wraps or boots while on trail, esp. For sensitive legs.
     

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