I wrap my polos so they come down around the fetlock. Which is the way people believe there is support. There have been mass studies done proving though that polos offer no support, no matter how they are wrapped.
Exercise bandages are popular on the race track, polo and even for jump training. They are an elastic type bandage with a Gamgee, which is a type of quilt almost, under it. I love doing exercise bandages. They are not as popular in North America as they are other area.
Yes SMB's when fitted properly are a better solution then polo wrapping. I am huge on leg protection when I ride. I never ride without at the very least front boots or polos.
I am not trying to turn this into a leg care debate. I am just pointing out the facts behind boots and bandages lol. This is a topic I consider myself very educated in from my years of grooming for an FEI event rider, and on the race track along with my pony club years and my million years in the show ring. I'll dig up some links to the studies.
BB ~ 2014 Trakehner Bratty Mare ~ 1993 CSHA Em ~ 2007 Standardbred
Last edited by jaydee; 08-28-2014 at 10:11 PM.