Wraps for use under exercise bandages

SouthWestWhippet

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Hi I'm new here. I usually go on an American forum but I need UK opinions on this question!

Basically I usually use boots on my horse for jumping etc but I've been given a set of elasticated white exercise bandages that look really nice on my dark bay for dressage etc.

My question is - what should I use underneath them? I've been told I shouldn't put them straight onto her legs. With stable bandages and travel bandages I've always used gamgee but this doesn't look very smart for competing.

Are there any under wraps/gamgee type things on the market that people would recommend for use under exercise bandages? Something fairly unobtrusive and easy to use? What do other people do with exercise bandages to make sure their horses are comfortable and look smart?

Many thanks for any advice.
 

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I use eskradon wraps
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Iestyn

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You won't be allowed to compete with them in dressage anyways - you're not allowed boots or bandages on. I would use gamgee under them - best thing really. Or if you want to wear bandages without gamgee then get some polo bandages.
 

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I use polo bandages - If using elasticated bandages would use gamgee as cheap and can be cut to size. I find using white bandages very useful for hacking out as really slows cars down!
 

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Oh lec you are a braver gal than myself if you hack in WHITE! My goodness,I find navy blue a challenge, my poor washing machine!
 

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I've just bought some bandage wraps by Roma they are much smarter than the gamgee. On the back its a flannel type of material and the front has ribs across it which is from some sort of soft material. Go through the wash really well and dry quickly.
 

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Thanks everyone, some really good advice here. I really liked the look of the eskradon (sp?) bandages! But Polowraps sound easier to use so I'll have to have a think about it.

Ok, I'm off to ebay to see what I can find...
 

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I use bandages that are half fleece and hald elastic. So the bandages are fleecy against the skin and elastic over the top for support etc. So i don't need to use anything underneath.
 

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Did anyone see the Premier Equine catalogue which came with this week's Horse & Hound ??? They've got some really fab stuff including 3 different types of under-bandage protectors at only £ 5 per pair. They look good to me. I just ordered a half pad (hope it arrives)
 
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