I am pretty much hooked on Back on Track products. (So hooked I wish Ogilvy Equestrian and Back on Track would collaborate on a baby pad.) I use Back on Track polo wraps regularly, wear a Back on Track tee-shirt to sleep in, and I’m saving extra pennies here and there to buy a Back on Track mesh sheet for Eli next. This review is about the Back on Track Quick Wraps.
Eli has wind puffs. Eli also has some scar tissue on his left front from when he scraped his leg and it puffed up quite a bit. Back on Track quick wraps address both of these issues to a certain extent. I don’t leave these wraps on overnight, and I don’t ship in them, although the Back on Track websites says you can do both. The way I use them is to throw them on for 30 minutes before riding Eli, or on his days off, throw them on for 30 minutes while I groom him or let him graze. So far, I am liking the results.
He is still awkward about the back wraps on his legs, and weakly tries to kick them off or rooster-walks with them on for a few steps. To that I say whatever. I have been using them for over a month now (maybe even a few months–so easy to lose track of time) and I have noticed a reduction in the size of his wind puffs over all. I have also noticed his tendons stay cool and tight. Of course not right after a work out, but his legs seem to recover faster since I have been using both these quick wraps before a ride and the Professional’s Choice ice boots after a ride. The scar tissue on his left front is minimal–I am less sure the BoT quick wraps are affecting this, but it has not given Eli any problems, so the quick wraps are doing no harm at the very least.
I am going to experiment a little bit at the show this weekend with the quick wraps, and put them on about an hour (best guess) before a class instead of just the 30 minutes we do at home, because when is there a better time to experiment than at a show? Kidding. Don’t experiment too much at shows. My reasoning for the slight change is there is no turn out at a show, so a little extra far infrared therapy might help with keeping him from getting stiff.
For Eli, a 16.1hh light-boned and leggy TB, I went with the 16″ wraps for his hind legs and the 14″ wraps for his forelegs. I am very happy with the results I have had thus far and plan to keep using the quick wraps as part of Eli’s regular routine.