To use standing wraps follows the same application rules that polo wraps do, there are just two pieces instead of one. Read about how to apply polo wraps here! However, polo wraps are used during riding and standing wraps are for leg protection when a horse is standing around. Either in their stall after a hard workout or injury, or during transport in a trailer. Standing wraps can also be used to keep medicine in place on a horse's leg. We will go over many of those options in posts to come so be sure to keep checking back!
First you will need pillow wraps, I am using a pair of no bow wraps, but I much prefer pillow wraps. I like the pillow wraps better because they are thicker and I feel like they can provide more support. But, used correctly they will both serve their purpose just fine. There are multiple sizes when buying the wraps. These measurements are based off of the length of your horse's cannon bone and fetlock. The length from just under the knee to the base of their ankle. Usually horse's have longer back legs than they do front, so you will need to own two different sizes.
After wrapping your horse's legs with the wrap then you will need to secure it in place with a stable bandage. Again, be sure to wrap a standing wrap in the same direction and with equal tightness like you would with a polo wrap! I like to tuck the edge of the stable bandage under the end of the wrap. This helps keep it in place just a little better as you start wrapping the leg.
The final product should be a well secured wrap with no wrinkles or folds that is evenly wrapped all the way back up to the top of the wrap. Only leave a standing wrap on for a few hours. Overnight is acceptable, but be sure someone removes it the next morning! No matter how great you wrapped it, the wrap will usually settle down a little bit and if left that way for too long can cause injury to your horse's tendons.