How To: Poultice a Leg
Taking care of your horse's legs is crucial to their wellbeing and their ability to comfortably continue performing whatever job they have. After hard work outs there are a few things you can do to help keep heat and swelling at bay. If you are looking for more long lasting cooling support than cold hosing that is where poultice comes in! Poultice is a mix of natural clay and minerals that has a 24-hour cooling effect. If you are wanting to poultice your horse's legs here are the things you will need to do so: poultice, brown paper or I like to use shop towels because they are a lot easier to find in stores, rubber gloves to keep your hands clean, applying poultice with your bare hands is safe to my knowledge, it's just messy, and you will need pillow wraps and standing bandages that you use to dry wrap legs. Below are step by step instructions on how to apply poultice.
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