March will be bringing some changes for Lucy and I, and I am really excited. She will be taking a ~15 minute trailer ride to a gorgeous new barn, and I am starting to think about what I will do for leg protection.
When I bought her, I kind of just tossed her onto the shipper's trailer without anything but a halter and she came out on the other side unscathed and calm. She raced up and down the East Coast and so she has spent a lot of time in trailers (another reason to love an OTTB!) so I don't even know if wrapping her legs is necessary. That being said, I'd feel really stupid if I didn't wrap them and she managed to damage herself during the short trip. I feel like with horses, especially young ones, you need to plan for everything, and that often includes protecting them from themselves (sigh).
So then my dilemma is if I am going to wrap her legs, do I get shipping boots, pillow wraps/bandages, or use the SMB Elite boots that I already have? Would polo wraps even be sufficient (probably not; most research points to them being pretty useless except for looking snazzy).
I am hoping to take her to a few small shows and maybe an organized trail ride in May this year, so maybe investing in some shipping boots or a standing wrap set-up would be worth the cost.
I have a while to think about all of this stuff, so that's good!