Stretch & Flex Flatwork Wraps
Support of a bandage, convenience of a boot
Comfortable, breathable leg wraps suitable for flatwork schooling and hacking well established and balanced horses, that need light support and protection.
- Protects against minor knocks and scrapes without restriction
- Extremely soft and comfortable
- Made from unique breathable Stomatex that regulates the skin temperature during work
- Thick cushioned panels protect fetlock joints and splint bones
- Easy to fit, easy to wash and extremely comfortable for your horse to wear
- Can be worn on front or hind legs as required
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STRETCH & FLEX TRAINING WRAPS
"The wraps are lovely, they are extremely good for western as they allow so much freedom when they are moving. I love the material! my horses legs don't get hot and sweaty as they allow air in"
Sophie DaviesOur August 2014 Rising Star, Western rider
STRETCH & FLEX FLATWORK WRAPS
"Lovely soft and breathable. No rubbing even on my fine skinned TB!"
Horse Owner, UK
Designed to offer the support of an exercise bandage with the convenience of a boot, the Stretch and Flex Flatwork Wraps are made from a unique and highly effective fabric called Stomatex, which allows these wraps to actively work at keeping horses’ legs cool during exercise. The four-way stretch of the fabric means that there is freedom of movement for your horse, whilst the Velcro fastenings make them easy to put on and take off.
Available in black and white, and in an array of sizes to help achieve a perfect fit, the Stretch and Flex Flatwork Wraps are not just for dressage or schooling, but can be used for hacking, lunging, showing, endurance and carriage driving. They are the choice of many of our riders; from dressage riders Judy Harvey and Jo Hamilton to event riders, Sam Griffiths and Jock Paget.
What materials do we use?
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.
Stretch & Flex Flatwork Wraps offer protection against minor scrapes and knocks. They have a thick cushioned panel which protects the horse’s fetlock joint and split bones without any hardness or rigidity. Flatwork 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.
If you need any help or advice on sizing see our SIZE GUIDE or get in touch – tel: +44 (0)1442 879115 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
|STRETCH & FLEX FLATWORK WRAPS||To Fit Cannon Bone Width||Height of Wrap (approx (± 1cm/ 0.4 inches)|
|Small (Large Pony; Arab / LW Horse Fores (13h – 15h)||18 – 20cm (7-8 inches)||25cm ( 10.85 inches)|
|Medium (Medium Horse Fores; pony hinds) (15h – 16h)||20 – 22cm (8-8.75 inches)||26cm (10.25 inches)|
|Large (Large Horse Fores) (16h – 17h MW)||22 – 24cm (8.75 – 9.5 inches)||29cm ( 11.5 inches)|
|Extra-large (Large Horse hinds or Extra Large Horse Fores (17.1h +)
|24 – 26cm (9.5 – 10.25 inches)||31cm (12.25 inches)|
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“I would use these to replace my old ones which I’ve had for 4 years. I’ve used them on two horse for dressage training hacking out and even jumping on hot days. They have been washed numerous times but always bounce back to look great. These are the best boots I own due to there longevity flexibility and comfort!”