The What, Why and How of Polo Wraps

Grand Prix competitor George Williams' assistant, Rani Ulrich, shares her technique for applying polo wraps.
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Grand Prix competitor George Williams' assistant, Rani Ulrich, shares her technique for applying polo wraps.

Polo wraps are long (up to 12 feet) fabric strips that we wrap around a horse's lower legs to support tendons and ligaments and protect them from injury if he hits himself while schooling. Even if your horse rarely has this problem, polos are a good idea when you begin more demanding work--such as lateral movements--in which he's more likely to overreach or otherwise bump himself.

Photo by Amy Katherine Dragoo

Photo by Amy Katherine Dragoo

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The What, Why and How of Polo Wraps

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This article originally appeared in the September 2006 issue of Practical Horseman magazine.