Insurance for Your Horse’s Legs – Leg Wrapping

Think of it as insurance for your horse’s most valuable player when it comes to his performance. More than 1,000 pounds of pressure strain the delicate structures that make up the horse’s legs, whether it’s from landing from a three-foot jump, driving through a sliding stop or navigating around a difficult trail course. Proper leg wrapping can help protect his legs, thus protecting your investment.

Wrapping your horse’s legs provides support for tendons and ligaments during exercise, as well as protection from concussion and impact. You can wrap your horse’s legs after a strenuous training session to help prevent or reduce swelling. During transportation, it’s vital to provide extra cushioning and support by using shipping wraps or boots.

“You can wrap a horse’s leg any number of ways,” says Dr. Adam Cayot, a veterinarian with Peterson & Smith Equine Hospital in Ocala, Florida.

But you have to make sure you are wrapping your horse’s legs the correct way with the right things…

Read more from my article in the June 2015 American Quarter Horse Journal:

Leg Wrapping 101

Leg Wrapping 101

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