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Re: RC: Wrapping legs

At 08:42 PM 9/12/01 -0400, wrote:
>In a message dated Wed, 12 Sep 2001  6:35:27 PM Eastern Daylight Time, Sue
Brown <> writes:
>> Which is why I haven't wrapped...but overheard someone who competes a lot
>> in the longer distances with several horses say she *always* wraps their
>> legs after a ride.  
>One general thumb rule is to never do something just because so-and-so
"always" does it.  Only do things for which you have specific reasons.

I'm pretty analytical when it comes to doing something new or different...I
usually prefer to hang back and research the reasons and options before I
make any changes.  This is one of the things I like about Ridecamp -- it's
a bit more than a one-rat study for most things. When someone says they
*always* wrap the legs after a ride (they do mostly 75s and 100s or fast
50s), I want to know more on this subject -- and perhaps, when my horses
are doing 75s or 100s, this may be an important point.  I want to be ready
if it is and have the knowledge to make a sound decision.  There seems to
be a wide variety of the kind of wrapping people, poultice,
braces, plain standing wraps, and so on -- and never having done it (other
than splint boots for a while many years ago during arena sessions or
wrapping after an injury) my knowledge and experience with post-ride
wrapping is a bit minimal.

Basically I want to learn more about wrapping...when, how, and with what.
I may never have the need, but I certainly want the knowledge and then will
use my own judgement for my own situations!  I've never been known to do
something just because someone else *always* does it that way. <g>  If I
like what I find out, I'll consider something...if I don't, I won't.


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