Apr 12, 2020

Top 10 Tips for Bandaging with Dr. Jeff Beshear

USEA/Leslie Mintz Photo.

There are any number of reasons you may need to wrap your horse’s legs with standing wraps, but one thing is for certain – you want to be sure that you’re helping and not harming your horse’s legs with your wraps. To that end, Dr. Jeff Beshear has provided his list of best practices for bandaging your horse’s legs.

Dr. Beshear moved to Charlottesville, Virginia from Lexington, Kentucky in 2000, married three-day eventer Emily Mastervich (now Emily Beshear), and co-founded Old Dominion Equine Associates in 2002. His interests focus on sport horse lameness and diagnostic imaging.

1. Roll your wraps under tension (tight) so you can just lay them on the leg and keep equal tension.

2. Use a good thickness cotton to prevent differences in pressure (I like No Bows).

3. Always wrap from outside to inside across the back of the leg.

USEA/Leslie Mintz Photo.

4. Avoid wrapping the knees or hocks.

5. Use an adequate length of cotton to extend from just below the knee or hock to just below the fetlock.

6. Lay wrap on evenly with no ridges.

7. If you're not comfortable wrapping or if your barn help isn't, try Quick Wraps (Velcro)

USEA/Leslie Mintz Photo.

8. Avoid wrapping wet legs.

9. Never turn out in standing wraps that don't tear. If needed, use sheet cotton and Vetrap for turnout wraps.

10. Always use a clean cotton.

Check out this video on how to properly bandage a leg!

Sep 17, 2020 Association News

Statement About Plantation Field International CCI-S

Having this historic competition close isn't the right result for the sport, and the United States Eventing Association (USEA) is working hard to find a solution. The organizer and landowners operate exceptional events on a beautiful piece of land. We are deeply sensitive to the history of the word "plantation" and its connection to slavery; however, this property has no known connections to slavery and was instead named after 'plantings' on the property.

Sep 17, 2020 Competitions

Fast Facts: 2020 Twin Rivers Fall International

After a quiet spring season due to COVID-19, the fall season is ramping up and this weekend we have the first of two West Coast CCI4*-S events taking place at Twin Rivers Ranch in Paso Robles, California.

Sep 16, 2020 Association News

The Rider Experience with EMS

Dawn Robbins is a current USEA Board of Governors member, Area VI adult rider, and a contributor to the development of the Event Management System (EMS). Note that this article was written more than a year ago and serves as a guide for future USEA software development.

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