Equilibrium Stretch & Flex Training Wraps (White)

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Description

Keep legs cool while allowing freedom of movement with these soft and comfortable support boots for horses.

Flexible horse support boots designed to be comfortable and breathable.

  • Offers the support of a bandage with the convenience of a boot.
  • The unique material actively pumps air away from the leg to keep it cool.
  • The 4-way stretch allows your horse freedom of movement.
  • The soft material is ideal for horses with sensitive skin or lumps and bumps.

What inspired the Stretch & Flex support boots for horses?

A horse called Timmy was the inspiration behind these innovative support wraps. Timmy had extremely sensitive skin, which were rubbed by other boots. He needed something soft and comfortable, but also something suitable to keep his legs protected, cool and allow him to move freely when dressage training. As a result, the Stretch & Flex Training Wraps were born!

What is the material used within the Stretch & Flex Wraps?

These popular wraps are made from a unique material called Stomatex, which was originally developed for human athletes.

The material is perfect to provide support, comfort and breathability due to its technical properties:

  • 4-way stretch to allow free movement without restriction
  • Actively breathable keeping legs cooler
  • Soft lining to ensure comfort against the horses’ leg.

4-Way Stretch:

Being able to stretch the material in multiple directions makes it ideal to wrap around mobile joints. It means the joint can the move, and while the material will supply gentle compression, it won’t restrict the movement.

In the human world, Stomatex is commonly used in heat acclimatisation suits, padding for wheelchairs, special wetsuits and sports injury support bandages.

Actively Breathable:

Stomatex features dome shaped chambers which contain a tiny pore in the centre. As the horse moves this dome flexes, which ‘pumps’ air away from the leg allowing it to stay cool.

Comfort:

The soft material is comfortable against the horses’ skin, but it also provides padding along the tendons, around the fetlock and on the inside of the leg to aid protection against knocks. The stretch also allows the wraps to sit over lumps and bumps and move around them, rather than agitate them.

Who are these horse support boots for?

Not only ideal for dressage and schooling, the Stretch & Flex Training Wraps can also be used for hacking, lunging, showing, endurance, carriage driving, as well as low level jumping.

The are great for horses:

  • With big movement
  • Doing lateral work
  • Who could benefit from additional support
  • With knocks, bumps and scars
  • With sensitive skin
Size Guide
PointTaken FromS (Pony 13.3hh - 14.2hh)M (Large Pony 14.2hh - Horse 16hh)MN (Fine Horse 14.2hh - 16hh)L (Horse 16hh - 16.3hh)XL (Large Horse 16.3hh +)
A Cannon Bone Circumference (cm) 18-20 20-22 18-20 22-24 24-26
B Length of Wrap (cm) 23.5 27 27 28 31
More Information

Following the success of the Stretch & Flex Flatwork Wraps, Equilibrium Training Wraps were designed to offer additional support and protection to the vulnerable areas of the horse’s legs during exercise.

Not just for dressage or schooling, the Stretch & Flex Training Wraps can be used for hacking, lunging, showing, endurance, carriage driving as well as low level jumping. The Stretch & Flex Training Wraps are available in black and white and an array of sizes to make sure you can have the perfect fit on both front and hinds. We also introduced a ‘medium narrow’ fit for those horses with finer legs such as Thoroughbreds.

The Velcro fastenings make them quick and easy to put on and take off giving you the support of a bandage with the convenience of a boot. They are very easy to wash and easy to wear for an array of activities.

Product Materials Information

How Stomatex® Works

The Stretch & Flex Training Wraps are made from Stomatex® – a revolutionary, unusual looking,  material. The material itself mimics the way a leaf ‘breathes’ which keeps the skin free from perspiration and maintains an ideal skin temperature over an extended period of time.

The way the material works is by efficiently moving trapped vapour molecules from beneath the fabric by the flexing action of minute dome shaped chambers which contain a tiny pore in the centre. Stomatex replicates how a plant’s stomata transpires and passes vapour from inside the leaf to the atmosphere.

The chambers create a self-contained micro-climate, allowing cooler, drier air to pass through at a controlled rate and the material works as hard as you and your horse are working to maintain this constant condition. This technology is based on the laws of thermodynamics and diffusion – that heat will always transfer from a region of high temperature to a region of low temperature and that, in an attempt to regain equilibrium, water vapour will tend to move from a region of higher density to a region of lower density. This process means that Stomatex can overcome the problems of perspiration and over-heating traditionally associated with the use of closed cell foam materials such as traditional neoprene.

What other properties does Stomatex have?

As well as ‘breathing like a leaf’ Stomatex provides a unique four way stretch to enable use around mobile joints such as the fetlock and the special type of Neoprene it is made from repels external water.  It is such a revolutionary material that it has been used in many different industries for many different products such as heat acclimatisation suits, padding for wheelchairs, special wetsuits and sport injury support bandages.

The extra support offered by the Training Wraps extends down the leg supporting the fetlock joint and the pastern. The wrap around strap snugly supports the joint and also prevents sand or grit from getting inside the boots and causing rub injuries. These features mean that the Training Wraps are useful for horses and ponies recovering from injuries, those with joint problems such as arthritis and in providing gentle cushioning over scars and splints.

Care Instructions

How do I care for the Stretch & Flex Training Wraps?

Our Stretch & Flex range are easy to care for. Machine washable at 30 degrees, we recommend you close the straps to ensure the hook and loop does not get caught.

A Hook Cleaner Brush can be used to keep the hook in good working order so it attaches to the loop effectively.

Returns
You are welcome to return your item for refund within 30 days of purchase (excluding underwear and made to order products). The item should be in perfect condition and complete with the original packaging. Please note UK returns and exchanges can be made using our Parcelforce returns label at a cost of £7.95, or using your own alternative method.
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