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Re: [RC] Wrapping Legs - Sluys Guys

I also came from a racing background and do wrap legs after a ride if I feel any heat or stress. For horses that tend to naturally stock up, like my boy Blue, I definitely wrap even if I don't feel heat. I'm also a big proponent of icing after a ride and during vet checks for the longer distances. For wrapping I use either Sore-No-More liniment with Arnica in it or a poultice. Arnica, which I also use on myself, is absolutely the best herbal remedy for bruising and inflammation that I have ever used. When I use a poultice I never use plastic wrap as it will hold the heat in. The whole idea of a poultice is as the clay dries it draws the heat out with it. First I wet the leg (sometimes I use the Sore-No-More to wet the leg) then smooth the poultice on then wrap with damp newspaper then a no bow wrap and bandage. If it is hot outside and I'm worried about the wraps holding in too much heat I will take them off after a few hours but leave the newspaper and poultice on until it dries. Blue's legs will usually be tight by morning as opposed to big as fence posts if I don't wrap so I know it works well.
Nancy Sluys


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