Handy Hints for Bandaging your Horse
- Always use as much bandage as possible to achieve the best results
- the pressure consistent but avoid using excess pressure, particularly around the knee
- Ensure the bandage isn’t too tight by practising your technique. It is helpful if you practise bandaging your own legs so you can feel how much pressure you have applied.
- While you don’t want the bandages to be too tight, you also don’t want them to be too loose as they can slip and cause injury to the horse. If they slip to a different part of the horse’s leg it may then cause the bandage to be too tight & to restrict the area or the circulation.
- Always be sure to change your bandages every 2 or 3 days. This is so you can check there is no dirt etc caught under the bandage that could cause friction or injury, and also to ensure the bandages do not slip or restrict circulation.
- To avoid the bandage slipping, secure the bandage with elasto-wrap or tape at the top and bottom of the bandage.
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