Close-up of a Kentucky Pearls Bandage

Fleece, Elastic, Cotton

Bandages for horses

Bandages are wrapped around a part of the leg. They are used on the front and hind legs. Bandages have several advantages: They protect the horse's legs from scratches, support the tendons

Correctly wrap bandages around the horse's leg

It is not difficult to bandage a horse's legs properly. You just need to keep a few important points in mind:

  • Use bandage pads to avoid pressure points and too tight wrapping
  • Do not wrap the bandages too tightly around the horse's leg, otherwise connective tissue, blood circulation and lymph flow will be impaired in the long term
  • Use fleece bandages because you cannot wrap them too tightly, they can be used without underlay, they are easy to care for, keep their shape and are available in many colors

Before you can bandage your horse, you first have to roll up the bandages properly. If you have just bought them, you have to unroll them completely and roll them up again with the Velcro fastener facing inwards. Ready? Then here are the instructions:

  1. Place the bandage pad from the middle outside to the inside back around the cannon bone without any folds. Small tip: bandage pads with Velcro fasteners are easier to handle
  2. Now start wrapping the bandage from the front outside to the back inside downwards and make sure to leave even gaps of about 3 - 5 cm
  3. When you reach the halfway point of the fetlock, wrap upwards again. Here you can use larger distances of approx. 6 - 8 cm
  4. Ideally, the bandage is closed with the Velcro fastener so that it is on the outside and the opening faces backwards
  5. With a little practice, you can adjust the length of the bandage so that it reaches from top to bottom and back again