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post #1 of 14 Old 11-13-2017, 07:57 PM Thread Starter
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Back on Track Turnout Blanket or Regular Turnout Blanket

My vet and I noticed that my young gelding seems to be really sore along the back and hips. I think that the cold temperatures could be contributing to it, along with the fact that he is recovering from EPM and his pelvis was out of alignment. I'm debating between buying a regular turnout blanket or the Back on Track one. I have a Back on Track saddle pad, and it really seems to soothe and relax him. Please let me know which one you recommend and if you have any experience with the Back on Track Turnout Sheet.
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post #2 of 14 Old 11-13-2017, 11:11 PM
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I have used other BOT products with a lot of success. If I had a sore backed horse, I'd go for their turn out in a hot second.
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Thank you, Dreamcatcher Arabians.
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post #4 of 14 Old 11-14-2017, 11:21 AM
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I'd second that. Definitely go for the back on track one. We have a BOT blanket (though not for turnout) and LOVE it.
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post #5 of 14 Old 11-14-2017, 11:39 AM
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My vet recommended their products to us after his daughter used them and was very impressed and I've also been impressed so would certainly give their blanket a try.

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post #6 of 14 Old 11-14-2017, 04:39 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone for helping me to justify the cost ;) I just ordered one. I'll give an update to let you know if it helped.
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I love all the BOT products I've tried especially in the winter. I've also used a large human heating pad for one of my horses in the winter who has a tendency to get a stiff back. I put a towel down, then the heating pad, tie it on with a polo and let it warm him up while I groom around it. Works like a charm!

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I'm late to the conversation but I am another vote for the BOT turnout blanket.

My only word of caution is that you don't forget it will re-generate his own body heat --- there may be days when the temps are high enough it will be too hot for him.

I have the BOT therapy pad for my horse with the fractured sacrum --- if he doesn't want all the heat it generates he will swish his tail in a way that tells me he wants the pad removed:)

Also, I have my horse on EquiThrive-joint; its primary ingredient is Resveratrol. Clinical studies have been done on this product. My horse is also insulin resistant and has foundered --- the vet recommended this for him.


It may help your horse but it might be best to check with your vet first, since you are dealing with EPM.

https://equithrive.com/products/equithrive-joint

It's about $10 cheaper to buy directly from EquiThrive, shipping is free:)

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post #9 of 14 Old 11-14-2017, 05:19 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you for the suggestions, Walkinthewalk. My horse is on a joint supplement the vet recommended, Actiflex, but I will ask about the EquiThrive.
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post #10 of 14 Old 11-14-2017, 05:58 PM
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I've not bit the bullet to buy a BOT sheet yet, but I have a full set of quick wraps for both my horses and I just love them.

I think you will be happy with your purchase! As the other poster mentioned, just be careful with the sheet when it is WARM outside. The BOT products do not generate heat .... but it's simply the fact that if you are putting a blanket or wrap on when it warm, of course it's like putting on a blanket or too thick of coat!

I think that's really my only reason for not buying a sheet yet. I primarily rodeo in the summer and I know that I would use the sheet very sparingly in the summer heat so I can't quite justify spending the money, when my horses do not have any muscle soreness problems on their body or back.

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