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Riders: Protective Equipment: Good and bad polo bandages

Here are some examples of polo bandages gone wrong (with a good example on the left front). If your polos look like the ones on the right, it's time to do some deliberate practice to improve your skills.

Bad polos

Another bad polo

Note that the "good" polo, on the left leg, seems to stand just a little away from the horse's leg at the bottom. It's actually being held away from the fetlock joint by the horse's ergot.

The image below shows the correct coverage area of a polo bandage.

Proper polo bandage coverage

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Some of the content of this post was taken from the upcoming iBook "The Bandage Book" by Karen Pautz. Once it's on iTunes, I'll post about it!

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