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Quilt wraps are quick and quite useful.



Quilt wraps can be a lifesaver.

Our Thoroughbred is still standing because we used a set of quilted pillow wraps for his last trailer trip. On the way home, he somehow managed to rear up in a friend’s trailer and catch his front hooves in the manger feeder.

He crouched on his haunches for several minutes, while two accomplished horse handlers eased him down. 

Thank God he's a long-time hunter-jumper mount and has super-strong haunches.

Had his legs not been wrapped, he probably would have broken both of his forelimbs. That’s what the on-site equine veterinarian told us.

Whoa.





The handiest pillow wraps for equines come with attached Velcro (hook and loop) closure straps. Without these, they must be held on with Standing Wraps / Stall Bandages, which can be a little tricky to apply, particularly in colder weather.

Some folks find Bandage Rollers useful for rolling up standing wraps (as well as polo wraps) for storage and future use.

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2 comments:

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  2. Those are great for all sorts of things! :)

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