NOTE TO CUSTOMERS - This is the genuine body bandage (Spur Guard) made by Love Horses in Italy. There are many Chinese copies of this now available please do not expect the same durability from them as you will have from this product.
THE BIRTH OF THE "BODY BANDAGE"
Used at the highest level by Edwina Tops-Alexander, Constant Van Paesschen, Emanuel Andrade, Faleh Suwead Al Ajami, E. Von Eckermann, N. V. Callerio, Gudrun Patteet and many more.
All riders work to achieve a good relationship with their horse. With the use of the three main aids, hands, seat and legs, the rider should be able to obtain a forward moving horse that is light on the hand. This can only be achieved by having regular lessons in a school where an instructor can constantly correct the riders position.
On a well-schooled horse the pressure of the calves, used together or alternately, move the horse both forwards and sideways; the basic movements necessary for all equine disciplines. Practically speaking these results are difficult to achieve and require many years of experience to do so. So an inexperienced rider trying to correct their seat is prone to uncontrollable leg movements which cause both pain and soreness for the horse.
IT WAS INITIALLY DUE TO MY PERSONAL PROBLEM IN THIS AREA, THAT THE BODY BANDAGE WAS CREATED!
Because of uncontrollable leg movements, especially those of beginners, the horses sides are prone to abrasions of the skin. These can happen with or without spurs. The constant friction of the leg rubbing against the horse’s side, thins the coat and therefore makes the skin sensitive and sore. It is then advised not to ride the horse until the wound has completely healed.
So called “cold blooded horses” are prone to this problem because of the constant use of the legs to send them forwards. Also thoroughbreds are prone to it because of their sensitive skin.
DESPITE IT'S HUMBLE ORIGINS, 8 YEARS AGO, THE "BODY BANDAGE" HAS SINCE BEEN EMBRACED BY THE COMPETITION WORLD. #teamjustriding #bodybandage