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Dee Howe

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#5 Attaching the Rear Wrap to an English Saddle

Posted by Dee Howe on March 9, 2018 at 2:45 PM Comments comments (1)


Attaching a rear wrap to an english saddle:

Start by placing the velcro side of the wrap around the cinch and velcroing it to itself. Carefully position the wrap in the bend of the hind leg just above the gaskin. Use caution when initially bringing the wrap around the horses hind. On the opposite side, tie the wrap around the cinch. Make sure your wrap is neither too tight nor too loose. The wrap should fit snuggly and stay in place.

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#4 Base with Individual Hind Legs Wrapped

Posted by Dee Howe on January 31, 2018 at 2:55 PM Comments comments (1)


Base With Individual Hind Legs Wrapped:

This wrap is particularly usefull for groin injuries, maintaining the SI joint, stifle issues and whenever a horse is having difficulty seperating one hind leg from the other. I often us this in conjuction with the tail wrap. It helps to reinstate the hips while the horse is in movement.

Starting with the neck wrap with the bowline knot, wrap one hind leg, bring the wrap back to the bowline knot and then wrap the ot...

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#3 Base Wrap + Cinch

Posted by Dee Howe on January 24, 2018 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (1)


Base Wrap + Cinch:

This wrap is the base wrap plus a wrap around the cinch area. This wrap helps horses that are cinchy or sensitive about their sides being touched. It is great training for the horse that hasn’t been saddled.

You need to make sure that the cinch wrap is on tight or it will slip back toward the belly as the horse moves. When a horse is flinchy in his flank area I actually place a wrap around the belly, sort of like a bac...

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#2 Base Wrap + Tail

Posted by Dee Howe on January 17, 2018 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (1)


Base Wrap + Tail:

This wrap, the base figure-eight wrap plus a third wrap from the withers to the tail, is my favorite combination. This wrap literally connects the horse from head to tail.

The additional wrap under the tail massages muscles and acupressure points in the tail area. It helpshorses collect and calm down, especially uptight, tail-clamping, tail swishing and nervous horses. It also helps horses at the other extreme: Those with lim...

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#1 Figure 8/Base Wrap

Posted by Dee Howe on December 20, 2017 at 2:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Wrapping Wednesday!!!

Let's start with what I call a “base wrap.” This is a figure-eight wrap around the horse’s neck and hindquarters. This wrap generally increases the horse’s connection from his head to hindquarters. The massaging action increases circulation to the front and hind legs and stimulates the acupressure points on the withers. Once you put this base wrap on, the horse will square up and immediately walk off with a longer stride.

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#10 Spiral Neck Wrap

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Spiral Neck Wrap

This wrap brings self awareness to how the horse is holding and using their body in relationship to their head while redirecting movements patterns.

It is especially beneficial for horses that have been compromised at the third vertebrae by over flexing or injury and/or horses that tend to balance from the neck instead of engaging their hind. It should normally be used with at least one wrap integrating the hind end in some way (the figure 8 is a good ...

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