I am in the process of moving barns, and I am in a bit of a quandry over what to do about my horses legs. In his old barn, he was stabled 22 hours a day, and due to some old injuries, he will stock up very badly if he does not have wraps on (i.e. his back ankle swell to more than twice their normal size). since he is in the stall almost all day, I keep standing wraps on him all the time.
Now that we are moving barns, he will be getting turnout 12 hours a day, which I think will help him tremendously, however I am a bit concerned that he still might stock up when put back in the stall. I will not be able to come and do the wraps when he is brought in in the mornings, and I don't trust the grooms at the barn to do it.
So, to my question, has anyone ever used any products that can reasonably replace the pressure provided by standing wraps? In looking though BoB I saw this wrap, but I was wondering if anyone had any experience with these or might have other suggestions. I figure this solution will make life easier for the grooms, and will help keep my guy happy in his stall.
I use the BOT Quickwraps you listed above. I think they are great. You should leave them on in increments for a few days at a few hours before leaving them on overnight (to let your horse get used to them). I just took my pony's off five minutes ago, they had been on all night as she stayed in and her legs were nice and tight - she also has the tendency to stock up.
She's going to her trainers for a few months so this is why I like to send these - they take 2 seconds to put on, are easy easy, and don't need to be too tight, I have found, to work well at keeping the legs tight. I'm planning on buying two more so I can put them on her fronts and hinds at nights.
I hope the move helps your horse. Unencumbered as I am with any actual details of your situation, I do want to offer up this suggestion: if possible, try to wean him off the standing wraps, or reduce their use. I've been told by my vet and rehab/massage specialist, that over time, the horse loses his ability to regulate edema in his legs on his own, if he never has to. If you're already into a life-long situation, then of course it doesn't really matter.