Give Your Horse a Leg Up!

Ice Horse Hock Wraps

Your horse’s legs are a vital part of his health, and it can take only a few minutes a day to make sure everything is normal and good.  If you find something during a leg inspection, it’s often in the very early stages and you can nip whatever it is in the bud.  Leg inspections are best done first thing in the morning during chores.  As you toss hay, fill feed and water buckets – add in a visual exam of the legs.  For horses that tend to stock up at night, remove the standing wraps (if you use them) at this point and see how the legs look.

 

 

If all looks well on the visual exam, don’t skip feeling the legs.  A great time to touch and feel the legs is while you are picking out hooves.  In the cross ties, you can go over the legs once again more thoroughly in proper light.  Inspect your horse’s legs from the elbow and stifle down, as you can find shoe boils in the elbows that way.  This also gives you a chance to make sure the shoes are where they are supposed to be.  If your horse is barefoot, it gives you a chance to check for chips or snags along the hoof.  This is also your chance to make sure there is no discernible heat in the hoof.  Heat in the hoof could be nothing, or it could be an abscess or life threatening laminitis.  Finding these things early lets you intervene early and increases the chance of a positive outcome.

As part of your leg care routine, Easy-to-use Ice Horse® Hock Wraps provide uniform compression and coverage to reduce inflammation and heat in the front and back of the hock.  The wrap is open over the cap bone, shaped, and sized to give full consistent compression and coverage.  Ice Horse Wraps help reduce heat and inflammation after work or injury.

 

 

How do Ice Horse Hock Wraps work?

 

  • Ice packs mold to the horses legs for maximum coverage and stay cold for over two hours.

 

  • Ice packs are reusable.  When you are done, simply place your packs back in the freezer. Within hours they are ready to use again.

 

  • Ice Horse® Hock Wraps are made with Quadrispan™ anti migration fabric.  Our unique breathable fabric keeps the wraps in place on the horses leg and the ice compressed against the area being treated.  Specially placed Velcro closures allow for a secure tight fit every time.  Removal is easy – no yanking or jerking on the tabs to undo.

Check out Ice Horse Hock Wraps and many other great products, including the Back Blanket and the Big Black Boot at www.icehorse.net.  Remember these products come in pony sizes too!