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Which Wrap is Which? A Guide to Draper Therapies’s Leg Wraps

Which Wrap is Which? A Guide to Draper Therapies’s Leg Wraps

Right now, Draper Therapies makes three different types of equine standing-wrap-type leg wraps: Recovery Wraps, No Bows, and Quick Wraps. Customers looking into our leg wraps usually fall into two categories: novice wrappers or savvy wrappers. Novice wrappers are folks who don’t wrap or polo their horse very often, if at all. Unfortunately their horse has had an injury or a circumstance has arisen where they need some sort of a wrap, so they’re browsing our selection of wraps to see what their options are. The savvy wrappers are the exact opposite of the novice wrappers. This group is made up of wrapping experts who wrap regularly and correctly as part of their every day horse care routine. They’re looking to upgrade from regular wraps or an injury has them looking for something better than just a plain standing wrap. They may also be looking for wraps for post competition recovery.

But which wrap is better? Ultimately that depends on who is wrapping and how it’s being used. Here’s a little guide to help you sort out which wraps are right for you!

Recovery Wraps

Draper Therapies’s Recovery Wraps have been a best selling item since the start of the company. There wraps were designed for the savvy wrapper and work well as part of a injury treatment program or as a post exercise support wrap.

What makes these wraps so good? They’re fairly easy to apply for folks who already know how to wrap. They are one sided (fuzzy side goes towards the horse’s leg) and easy to keep clean. The microfiber back makes them quite durable and they wash very well.

Who do these work best for? Savvy wrappers. These bandages require the use of stable bandages to hold them on. Stable bandages create compression which, is applied too tight, too loose, or unevenly, can cause injury to the horse’s legs.

Special product notes: Draper Therapies is phasing out the Recovery Wrap. It is being replaced by the No Bow Wrap (see below). The Recovery Wraps will remain on sale as a clearance item until the remaining stock is gone.

Our Recovery Wraps are on sale!

 

No Bow Wrap

Draper Therapies has teamed up with Wilkers Custom Horse products to create the Draper Equine Therapy® No Bow Wraps. We combined our best selling wool/Celliant® fabric with Wilker’s superior quilting, and the result is an incredibly functional, well fitting wrap intended for injuries, as part of a post exercise recovery program, or for trailering.

What makes these wraps so good? The Draper No Bow Wraps are double sided, so when one side gets dirty, simply flip them over and use the other side. The fuzzy texture of the fabrics makes them easy to brush clean with a stiff brush. The quilting pattern and thicker composition of these wraps means that the wrapper can apply ample compression without creating painful pressure points. Also, because these wraps are a little thicker, they work well preventing bumps and bruises as trailering bandages

Our No Bows are Reversible!

Who do these work best for? Savvy wrappers. These bandages require the use of stable bandages to hold them on. Stable bandages create compression which, is applied too tight, too loose, or unevenly, can cause injury to the horse’s legs.

Quick Wrap

I’m sure by now you’re thinking “But what about folks who aren’t savvy wrappers? Isn’t there a Celliant leg wrap for their horses?!” Never fear – we made a Quick Wrap especially for them! Our Quick Wraps are the best of both worlds – the inside is the same as our Recovery Wraps, but we have added a piece of elastic mesh to go on the outside and keep the wrap closed and on the horse’s leg. The elastic part of the bandage has enough compression to keep the wrap on the horse’s leg but not enough compression to do any harm. They offer less compression support than the other two types of wraps, but they are safe for the novice wrapper to use.

The Quick Wraps have a recovery Wrap inside and a stretchy elastic outside.

What makes these wraps so good? They’re fairly easy to apply (we recommend not rolling the velcro back onto itself when you roll them before applying!). They are one sided (fuzzy side goes towards the horse’s leg) and easy to keep clean. The microfiber back makes them quite durable and they wash very well.

Who do these work best for? Both savvy and novice wrappers. The elastic part of the bandage has enough compression to keep the wrap on the horse’s leg but not enough compression to do any harm. They do not provide the same compression support as the other two types of wraps, but they do offer all the great benefits of Celliant!

We hope this little guide helps you pick the correct wrap for you, but if you have questions don’t hesitate to contact us!

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