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  1. #1
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    Default Hock wraps that work?

    Last week my old trainer told me that she had some hock wraps that actually prevented hock sores. She couldn't remember what they were called and said she got them from a website.

    Then she went on vacation!

    Do these miracle hock wraps sound familiar? I'm tired of the bloody hock sores marring my gelding's beauty.
    2012 goal: learn to ride like a Barn Rat

    A helmet saved my life.



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    Never mind--I found them!

    They are called Hock Shields and my local tack store carries them.

    Off to shop...
    2012 goal: learn to ride like a Barn Rat

    A helmet saved my life.



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    I tried them once and they did not work for me. They spun around off the hocks. Shaving stuck to the fake fleece, which would be abrasive. Maybe someone else has had a better experience with them.



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    I have these and they seem to work well.

    http://www.cashelcompany.com/Product...ProductID=8748
    Kanoe Godby
    www.dyrkgodby.com
    See, I was raised by wolves and am really behind the 8-ball on diplomatic issue resolution.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch Lovin' Dressage Rider View Post
    I tried them once and they did not work for me. They spun around off the hocks. Shaving stuck to the fake fleece, which would be abrasive. Maybe someone else has had a better experience with them.
    Maybe you weren't putting them on tightly enough? They stayed on great and worked as advertised.
    2012 goal: learn to ride like a Barn Rat

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    I purchased the Hock Shield wraps and they are fantastic! I purchased them straight from the web site and the service was top notch! I ordered too small a size and instead of waiting for me to return them or pay for a second pair, they sent a larger size with envelope to return the too small wraps!

    I have found there is a bit of trial and error to make sure they are snug enough, but my horse happily wears them and his hock sores he got at a show with bad stall floors (even with tons of shavings) are nearly healed. We brought them to our show this past weekend and they stayed put on his hocks and no new abrasions. Before the wraps I was using the duct tape method and was not getting far because it didn't stay on long.

    I am fortunate to have a great barn worker who takes them off for turn out for me and will put them back on when he comes inside.

    Becky
    Becky & Red
    In Loving Memory of Gabriel, 1998-2005 and Raalph, 1977-2013



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