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.
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"
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. Posted via Mobile Device
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.
Painted Horse -Gorgeous -I'm so jealous.