Support Bandages

Support Bandages should be used when horses are performing strenuous exercises or intensive training, they are generally applied at any time the horse is galloping or competing (dressage and jumping horses regularly have their legs wrapped). The lower limbs of a horse are subjected to impact trauma and extreme amounts of pressure when the horse performs certain tasks (e.g. jumping, galloping, cross-country) so they are particularly they are susceptible to cuts and abrasions which can damage the horse’s mobility. Support bandages for horses are used specifically to support the horse’s ligaments, muscles and tendons. Strains and sprains occur when the ligaments or tendons are overworked, twisted or overextended; this can result in the fibres of the ligament or tendon becoming torn or stretched, it can also create muscle tears and joint damage, resulting in pain when the affected area is engaged.

There is a range of musculoskeletal organs that can be affected by a sprain or strain; ligament, muscle and tendon damage could all be classed as sprains and may be treated with the aid of a support bandage. You should always refer to a veterinary professional if you think your horse has seriously damaged its leg. A sprain could range from a minor strain to a serious injury such as a torn muscle. Minor strains may be treated by wrapping the leg and resting the animal but the more serious injury will probably require the help of a veterinary professional. Our range of support bandages are perfect as a preventative measure, helping reduce the impact on the horse’s tendons and joints. We sell a range of support bandages to help with training and exercise. You should only attempt to wrap a horse’s leg if you are experienced in the procedure, because a poorly wrapped leg could have adverse effects on the animal, damaging the horse’s tendons and ligaments.

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