FAQs - Horse
Can the products be used in the hot temperatures?
Yes. We do recommend using the products in the cooler parts of the day and for shorter periods of time during the warmer summer months. Using them for smaller amounts of time throughout the day is better than not using them at all.
How soon after horse receives an injection can BOT be used?
We recommend not to use BOT products for 5 days after an injection.
Can liniments be used with BOT products?
Do not use products that will generate heat. Use your own common sense to see how your horse reacts. It is OK to use Poltice.
Which products are meant for stall use and which ones for turnout?
Most BOT products are meant for stall use. The only products recommended for exercise are the saddle pads, exercise boots, polo wraps and exercise sheets.
What product would be helpful for the stifle area on a horse?
The only product we have for the stifle area would be the mesh sheet or fleece blanket.
What is the difference in No Bows and Quick Wraps; which one works best?
The No Bows are a denser fabric with a foam inside. The No Bows legs wraps need to be held in place with a standing wrap (not included). The Quick Wraps have an inner pillow wrap with a neoprene outer layer that attaches with Velcro straps. No standing wrap is needed. Both wraps work in the same way, so whichever wrap one chooses is personal preference.
What is the difference between the mesh sheet and fleece blanket?
The mesh sheet is a full-fitting sheet with gussets and can be used year-round. The fleece blanket is normally used after exercising for wicking purposes. Any other sheet can be used over these as long as the BOT sheet is next to the horses’ body.
How do I measure for the equine leg wraps, ie: No Bows and Quick Wraps?
Measure the length of the cannon bone – below the knee to the fetlock.
How do I measure for the horse blankets?
Using a cloth measuring tape, start at the middle of the chest, along the side of the horse to the rump, ending 10” – 12” below the dock (base of the tail). Blanket sizes are in 3” increments, starting at 66” and up to 90” for the mesh sheets; and from 69” up to 84” for the fleece blankets.
How do I measure for the equine neck cover?
The size of the neck cover will be the same as the blanket size.
How do I measure for the equine head cap?
They come in two sizes – small and med-large. Most horses will wear the M-L. The head cap is slightly ‘stretchy’.
How do I know what size polo wraps to order? 9’ or 11’?
That would depend on the size of the cannon bone and how you prefer to wrap.
How do I measure for the exercise boots?
By the length of the cannon bone. Typically, a horse may wear a size larger on the back legs than the front legs.
How do I measure for bell boots?
The small bell boots are 4” high; medium are 4¼” high; and the large are 4½” high. They do tend to run big.
How do I measure for hock boots?
Measure around the center of the hock... 15" would be small; 16” would be medium; and 17” would be large and in the Padded Royal Hock Boot 19" would be XLarge. Typically, an Arabian would wear a small; a Quarter horse would wear a medium; and Warmbloods would wear a large. There are exceptions: if a Thoroughbred is slender like a Quarter horse.
How do I measure for Knee Boots?
Measure around the center of the knee…12” would be small; 13¼” would be medium; and 13½” would be large and 14½" would be XLarge. Typically, an Arabian would wear a small; a Quarter horse would wear a medium; and Warmbloods would wear a large. There are exceptions: if a Thoroughbred is slender like a Quarter horse.
What size are the saddle pads?
A/P SADDLE PAD (English): 23” spine; 19” drop. DRESSAGE: 22” spine; 21” drop. WESTERN: 31” in length…Slightly contoured. Drop for 1 side: 18” at wither; 16” at center; 17½” at back. Because it is only ⅛” thick, it is used as a liner under another saddle pad. See size chart for further sizes.
What is the Contender II?
The BOT saddle pad is paired with the Thin Line ‘shock absorber’, available in both the A/P and Dressage saddle pads and both come in black and white. Now also available in the Western style.