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    Default Measure for pillow wraps

    Can you tell me how to measure for front and back pillow wraps? I am going to use them for shipping.



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    I don't know if people actually measure? Most standard to smallish horses are 12 inch front, 14 inch back. Horses with much taller cannons are 14 inches, and 16 inches. I use 12/14 on my large pony and my 16.1 fine legged TB. I use 14/16 on my 17.2 WB (who has slightly finer legs) and my 16.3 WB with big bone.
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    Ok, thank you and the horse is 15.2hh.



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    Most shipping pillow wraps are too short - especially for our 16++ hand ponies. But - to answer your question - take a tape measure to the barn. Drop the line from right at/below the knee to the ground. (Since shipping wraps should tuck below the heels). Alternatively, do the same with a piece of bailing twine, bring it home to measure the length.


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    The bailing twine method is how I measured for my guys. I have long-legged horses (17.1 and 16.3hh) so I use 18" behind and 16" in front- probably your horse won't need ones that big!

    You can also throw bell boots on all four and wrap over the top of them, which (I think) protects the coronet band and heel better, and means the wraps don't have to be as long.
    You can take a line and say it isn't straight- but that won't change its shape. Jets to Brazil



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    I don't wrap for shipping, just for stalls. I've seen people do the MEGALONG wraps for shipping but more commonly I've seen more along the lines of the length I use for wrapping in the stall and standing wraps.

    The one time I shipped in wraps (I typically use shipping boots), I did bell boots too and had the wraps been longer, that wouldn't have been possible.
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    For avg sized horse...he's probably going to be a 14'' front and 16'' back.

    My 14.3 hony was a 12/14.



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    I will be using bell boots. So should I just measure past the fetlock?



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