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Stable bandage

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Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you perfect your stable bandaging technique

Stable bandages can help prevent swelling, protect injuries and provide support and warmth to your horse’s legs.

You never know when it might be necessary to stable bandage your horse, so make sure you are well-prepared and know how to do it well.

Stable bandage

1 Wrap the gamgee around your horse’s leg so that it covers just above the knee, right down to the coronet band. Make sure the edge of the gamgee is on the outside of your horse’s leg so that it’s putting pressure on the tendons.

2 Starting just under the knee, wrap the bandage around the leg facing front to back on the outside.

3 The bandage should go to just under the fetlock, leaving a little gamgee visible below, before wrapping back up to the knee.

4 Aim to finish the bandage below the knee, but finishing it on the side of the cannon bone is okay, too.

5 Do up the Velcro so the edge is on the outside of the leg and won’t be rubbed undone.

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