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Equiflexsleeve

Equiflexsleeve provides optimal equine leg support for your horse’s legs, and everyone finds them easy to use!
 
The sleeve takes the place of traditional standing wraps and can be worn for longer periods of time than traditional wraps. Unlike traditional wraps, the sleeve allows heat to dissipate, does not immobilize the joints and remains in position as swelling decreases.
 
Whether your horse needs added support when trailering, help rehabilitating from an injury, support for old injuries, or is prone to stocking up, Equiflexsleeve provides a safe, easy to use solution.
 
Colors offered in select sizes (also sold in pairs): black, blue, gray, navy, pink, purple
Now available in horse (#37941), Arab (#37941) and pony (#37940) sizes!
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Horse

#37941
$44.99
Equiflexsleeve

Excellent product me and my horses love the new flex leaves

5

Excellent product me and my horses love that new flex sleeves

Miranda

Farmington New Mexico

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Did more harm than good...

1

Carefully measured my horse for perfect fit, but first time using them they started slipping. We left them on and would pull them back up. When we removed them they had rubbed the hair and some skin away and we had to treat the wound. Still trying to heal him from that. Would not use again.

Julie

Texas

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Nice product but they slip

3

This is a nice product and I loved the idea of it but it does slip about and 1-1.5" down my horse's cannon over time. She measured exactly for the medium front, but they still slip. I think it may work better if she was more confined and not in a stall with a good siz paddock. The less moving around she does the better they stay in place. These would be good for swelling down close to the fetlock as that area stays well covered, but if it is up at the top of the cannon, like my horse, not very effective.

Jess

Spokane, WA

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Cellulitis Support

5

My paint gelding at 18yrs old came down with cellulitis in his hind right leg he had a tree trunk for a leg we almost have to put him down the swelling was impossible. After 3 months 3 legged lame and bottles of SMZ's with no results. We started Nexcel antibiotics injections and sore no more poultice wraps and then moved to equi flexsleeves. He stays in this sleeve when he's not being worked. These are a great management tool for his condition. He is now rideable and happy. Please don't ever stop carrying these!

Dee76

Socal

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A Great Product - Would definitely buy again!!

5

I have been using the Equiflexsleeves to keep the inflammation down from a tendon injury. I put them on in the afternoon after my horse has been ridden. They have really helped in keeping the tendons tight. They are comfortable and I don't have to worry about bowing a tendon by always using wraps. It did take a time or two for me to be able to get them on by myself but now it's easy. You need a ziploc gallon size bag to put over the hoof and then slide the Equiflexsleeve on. It's a little work but so worth it!

Cathy

Atlanta, GA

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Difficult to get on + off

3

I liked these once on, however they were difficult to get over my horse's hooves, and even more difficult to get off. I got size H6 - Large Hind after measuring and the fit is good once on his legs, but getting over his hooves is unpleasant. He is a big warmblood and generally his hooves are proportionate for a horse of his leg size. I used the plastic bag as instructed, and I am used to pull-on bell boots as well, but it's too difficult to deal with these and I don't bother. I would say if you have 2 people working together (one to hold up the leg and one to struggle with the sock), these are feasible but if not, too much hassle.

Ez keeper

Woodside, CA

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Super socks

4

These socks are providing a lot of stable compression for my horse with an injury to the pasterns. However they need to be pulled up 4-6 times a day despite buying a size smaller than the size chart indicated was needed. My horse doesn't seem to mind wearing them and quickly learned to stand quietly to have them applied. I bought several pairs so they could be washed every few days, and so far they clean up well.

Chi's Mom

Clermont, FL

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Not bad

4

I was excited to put these on. The instructions were simple and understandable. They did roll down, and after I pulled them back up, I had to repeat this more frequently than expected. I recommend longer socks for the rear in case the hocks are swollen also. It has helped my girl, and I will continue to use them. I got the biggest size, so I don't understand why they keep rolling down.

Loadvix

Medical Lake, WA

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Amazing!

5

My horse tends to stock up during the 12-24 hours after a ride. These keep that at a minimum. I was skeptical to begin with but am extremely satisfied!

SK

Walla Walla, WA

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Like the idea, but hard to get on/off

4

I purchased these to cover a bad wound on a leg, which is taking a long time to heal. It is pretty effective at holding a gauze pad in place during the day. However, the open pores let all the dust into the wound. Even though I have watched the video several times, I find it hard to get the sleeve off because it rolls and bunches and gets very tight; it is easier to get on the leg (over a plastic bag). These would make nice light support wraps, as indicated by the manufacturer.

Iberian Rider

Boise Idaho

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37941c

4.4 89

96.5

My question is in regards to the Equisleave. Why are they not recommended for turn out?

Mo

The compression values are set for hand walking, hand grazing or movement in a stall. This means that if the sleeve moves or is pushed down, there is risk of a bow. When used during turnout, the sleeves can no longer be guaranteed to be 'no bow' as the pounds per inch exerted along the tendons has greatly increased.

Cheri

Can you use these on trail rides for protection from flies??

Connie

The Equiflexsleeve is not recommended for use while riding. If the sleeve shifts or changes position while riding, it increases the risk of a bow.

Cheri

Is the Arabian size hind or front wraps?

London

The Arabian size can be either front or back on very fine boned horses. The size chart provided shows accurate measurements that can be associated with any size horse, front or back legs.

Cheri

Can these be used under a polo wrap or under standing/shipping wraps? Also can these be ridden it?

Madison Whitt

They are not recommended for being used while riding or exercising. The compression values are set for hand walking, hand grazing or movement in a stall. Exercise or riding may push the sleeve down and it would present a bow risk. The sleeve itself acts as a standing bandage so there would be no need to add a wrap.

Cheri

How long can you leave this on your horse at one time? hours, days, weeks?

Elizabeth

The sleeves can be left on all the time.   The socks have a tendency to slide down after a day, so they usually have to be readjusted daily.  Even if they slide down though, they don't cause any uneven pressure or issues.  You shouldn't ride or use them during turnout.  My horse was on stall rest and I used these to prevent her from stocking up.  Great product!

kawilley3

I left them on my mare for days at a time with no issues.  I would check them daily.  Great product

gpar703

The sleeves are breathable so they can be left on for longer periods of time. It would depend on what condition is being treated as to how long to keep them on. They can definitely be left on for periods of a day or two, but should be removed to check the condition and replace as necessary.

Anonymous

Can this be used to cover a wound on back ankle I'm having trouble keeping vet wrap up on her leg after putting gauze around the wound?

Sue

You could but I think it would be difficult because of the snug fit.

Anonymous

Could these be pulled up high above the knee, closer to elbow, to help prevent bandages from slipping?

kelki

Use them as directed only.    Sent from my iPhone

gaslady1

Hi! I don't think that will work. They are fairly tight. Possible if your horses leg is small. Sh Sent from my iPhone

sharvey476

You know I do not believe so. Although this could take place of your bandage. My gelding had severe cellulitis in the right hind. I use this in place of standing wraps with a good poultice underneath wrapped with plastic wrap first then sleeve. Hope this helps. Sent from my iPhone

leaguersmvp

No they can't be pulled that high.

Anonymous

I have never used it that way.Not sure it would expand enough to be able to fit high above the knee, along with, compression being too tight for that area. Sent from my iPad

dbial5130

Hi!  If the bandage is super thin I believe you could pull up further.  These are only slightly stretchy.  Hope that helps! Sent from my iPad

hobbyhillstable

  I don't think so, but I no longer have the horse I bought them for, so have never used them.

dananip

Are they sold as pairs or individuals?

Jessica

Pairs - great product!

catreed

Sent from my iPhone They are sold as pairs :)

erneytc

Pairs Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S® 4 mini ™, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone Date:05/26/2017 8:16 AM (GMT-07:00)

dananip

sold in pairs

jvharkin

They are sold in pairs.

Anonymous

Hi Jessica, They are sold as a pair of two.

larsonhorselover88

Yes. And they are awesome! Use my around the clock for my gelding with cellulitis he hasn't had a flare up since buying these. Sent from my iPhone

leaguersmvp

Would these be better than shipping boots?

Kimberly

These are not for the same purpose, shipping boots are for  protection during hauling, Equiflexsleeves are for support  and to keep from stocking up of fluid in the leg , they could be used for that during hauling but wouldn't give the protection of shipping boots. They would be more like shipping wraps and quilts again without some of the protection.

jvharkin

No. These boots are designed for support, not protection.

Anonymous

These do not replace shipping boots. Your best solution for trailering is quilts and polo wraps. They provide support and protection. For a quick solution, I purchased the Dura Tech quick wraps and Love them. Sent from my iPhone

gaslady1

They are basically a compression sock for horses. They have no padding so if your concern is only swelling they may be a good option. Sent from my iPhone

ofuqua

I do not think these would be a good substitute for shipping boots. It is much thinner (like a sock) and would not provide the padded, concussive protection that shipping boots offer to the joints and ligaments.  

puhalaa

These are for compression and support. Shipping boots are padded for protection.

jenshaw

No, I wouldn't recommend using these in place of shipping boots. Sent from my iPad

coldslaw78

My mare has small sores on the front of her ankles, from laying down. Will this help her? How long can she wear them at a time?

Dawnie

The compression socks are to avoid fluid buildup in the lower leg when stalling over night or after a workout. They won't necessarily protect from the mare cutting herself because she's probably doing this as she stands herself up by rubbing them on the parallel foot. These would potentially tear in that situation. I would suggest these if she has trouble with stocking up but it sounds like your mare would benefit from simply standing wrapping the front legs at night. I wouldn't leave any type of wrap on over 10-12 hours. Sent from my iPhone

lexikristen1

The Equiflexsleeve is an awesome product for horses that need support and have to wear wraps for long periods of time.  As far as helping with pressure sores - I think they will help a little only because they are a barrier between the skin & the bedding but they aren't thick or cushioned.  My mare has pressure sores on her front fetlocks (I use the Equiflex sleeve on her rear legs) and just found a great product that is helping her a lot.  There is a company called Hockshield.  They have a product that goes on to protect the pastern / ankle area.  I've been using them for a little  over a week.  The sores have closed and are actually growing hair.  Hope I have answered your question.  Good luck with your mare

gpar703

We would not recommend Equiflexsleeves for this. They have to be tight to give the support and they may rub on the sores. Need something softer with more cushion. We would suggest looking into standing wraps with the no bow wraps. This would supply you the cushion they would need to get the sore to heal.

Customer Service

I don't know. Just had a knee replaced so haven't used the product yet. FYI my friend tried using some neoprene wraps for that problem and scalded the horse! Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S® 4 mini ™, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone Date:03/02/2017 12:20 PM (GMT-07:00)

dananip

Equi Flexsleeve Size Chart

CAN I USE LINIMENTS UNDER THE EQUIFLEXSLEEVES?

Yes. Alcohol-based liniments have not shown to pose any issues.

CAN I USE A POULTICE UNDER THE EQUIFLEXSLEEVES?

Not recommended. Poultices tend to dry unevenly and may cause the Equiflexsleeves to apply uneven compression.

MY HORSE HAS A SMALL CUT – CAN I PUT MEDICATION ON UNDER THE SLEEVE?

Yes. We recommend applying the medication to a gauze pad and the lift the Equiflexsleeve to apply the pad.

WHY SHOULDN’T THE SLEEVES BE USED OVER A FUNGAL INFECTION?

The anti-microbial application will kill even those microbes that are fighting the fungal infection. You would most likely see the infection spread. Wait until the infection has cleared before using the Equiflexsleeves.

I HAVE USED MY SLEEVES ABOUT 10 TIMES AND THEY LOOK A LITTLE STRETCHED OUT. WHAT SHOULD I DO?

Just wash/dry them! The elastic material has not been compromised. The cotton/polyester fiber components may be stretched. To return the Equiflexsleeve to its original form, simply wash (gentle cycle) and dry (low heat) NO BLEACH. You may need to wash more frequently if your horse has larger feet.

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I WASH THEM?

You should wash the Equiflexsleeves when they look distended or the inside is visibly dirty.

HOW CAN I KEEP SHAVINGS FROM STICKING TO THE EQUIFLEXSLEEVES?

Once the Equiflexsleeves are on the legs, rub a small amount of Cowboy Magic (or similar silicone-based sheen product) to the outside of the sleeve.

HOW LONG DOES THE ANTI-MICROBIAL APPLICATION LAST?

The anti-microbial application will last at full strength for 40-50 washes. After that, the strength decreases with each wash.

MY HORSE HAS HUGE FEET – WILL EQUIFLEXSLEEVES WORK ON HIM?

The current sizes will accommodate up to a size 2 shoe. Draft sizes, which will accommodate the larger feet, are in testing and should be released in 2016.

I HAVE A VERY FINE-BONED ARABIAN – ARE EVEN THE SMALLS TOO BIG FOR HIM?

Most likely, yes. If your measurements are ½ inch or more below the listed sizes, the sleeves will be too large. Pony sizes, which will accommodate the fine-boned breeds, are due for release in the Spring of 2016.

HOW DO I KNOW THAT I HAVE THE RIGHT SIZE?

Just do this simple test:
Put the Equiflexsleeves on your horse. [Note: The sleeve should easily settle on the leg from mid-pastern to just below the knee/hock. You should not have to overstretch the fabric to get it up to the knee/hock.] Hand-walk for 3-4 minutes (this is more movement than the average horse will do in the stall overnight). If the sleeves stay in position, you have the right size.
There are a few other common factors that may determine how the Equiflexsleeves will wear on your horse:

  1. Large, untrimmed or uneven ergots will catch in the fabric and pull against the top of the Equiflexsleeves with every step.
  2. Horses with extremely deep steps or a lot of “action” (where the fetlock moves vertically 4-6 inches with each step) will work against the top of the Equiflexsleeves as well. We tend to see this in upper level dressage or open jumpers.
  3. Application of products with a silicone base like show sheen or fly spray may cause slippage.

I DID THE SIZE TEST, BUT THE SLEEVES WERE DOWN WHEN I CAME BACK TO THE STALL A FEW HOURS LATER – DID MY HORSE DO THIS?

Most likely, yes. We see this in just over 2 % of users. Playful or curious horses may push the Equiflexsleeves down. Chronic eye rubbing on the front legs is the most common cause. Horses that lie down and get up frequently during the night may also see the Equiflexsleeves move.

CAN IT HURT MY HORSE IF HE PUSHES THE EQUIFLEXSLEEVES DOWN?

No. The Equiflexsleeves give the highest compression at the fetlock. When the correct size is used, the compression at the top is much lower than the compression at the fetlock. This means that if the horse pushes the sleeves down, there is not enough compression to be a bow /cord risk. The sleeve is a forgiving fabric, so there is not an unforgiving “band” around the leg.

I PUT A SHOW SHEEN/FLY SPRAY PRODUCT ON MY HORSE’S LEGS – WILL THIS CAUSE THEM TO SLIP DOWN?

Yes. Use these products under the Equiflexsleeves is not recommended. You may apply fly spray to the leg once the sleeves are on.

MY HORSE’S MEASUREMENTS SHOW THAT HE SHOULD WEAR A MEDIUM HIND ON THE FRONT LEG – IS THIS OKAY?

Yes. There is no difference in structure or design between the fronts and hinds. Just select the size that is closest to your horse’s measurements.

WILL EQUIFLEXSLEEVES WORK ON MY HORSE’S CELLULITIS?

We have had great success with horses that have cellulitis, but always check with your veterinarian to see if the Equiflexsleeves are right for your horse. Please pay close attention to sizing - you may need to purchase additional larger pairs to fit the leg during flare ups. Never use the sleeves when there is no definition of the leg from pastern to knee/hock.

WILL EQUIFLEXSLEEVES WORK ON MY HORSE’S LYMPHEDEMA?

We have had great success with horses that have lymphedema, but always check with your veterinarian to see if the Equiflexsleeves are right for your horse. Please pay close attention to sizing - you may need to purchase additional larger pairs to fit the leg during flare ups. NEVER use the sleeves when there is no definition of the leg from pastern to knee/hock.

MY HORSE JUST BOWED A TENDON – CAN I USE EQUIFLEXSLEEVES RIGHT AWAY?

No. Equiflexsleeves are designed to be used as a preventive or for mild/moderate conditions. A freshly bowed tendon (or similar serious injury) requires the leg to be “casted” and immobilized. For the early treatment, traditional standing wraps that immobilize the leg are most commonly used. Your veterinarian may provide a similar cast-like wrap for the early stages. Equiflexsleeves will not immobilize the leg and therefore are not recommended for new or “fresh” severe injuries. Check with your veterinarian when healing is nearly complete or complete to see if the Equiflexsleeves are right for you horse’s maintenance care.

WHY ARE EQUIFLEXSLEEVES SAFE TO WEAR AROUND-THE-CLOCK?

Unlike standing wraps, Equiflexsleeves breathe, allow heat to dissipate and allow normal movement of the leg. Because no natural function is interrupted, the horses do not need a “break” from them. (With standing wraps, the fetlock joint is immobilized, the wrap traps heat and does not breathe. This is why standard practice is to use traditional wraps in a 12-on/12-off pattern. The 12 off allows the leg to breathe and the ligaments/tendons to stretch back out.)

WHY SHOULDN’T EQUIFLEXSLEEVES BE USED FOR TURN-OUT OR EXERCISE?

While we have had many people use them for both exercise and turnout, it is not recommended. The compression values are set for hand-walking, hand-grazing or movement in the stall. This means that if the sleeve moves or is pushed down, there is not a bow risk. When the sleeve is used during turnout or exercise, movement of the sleeve can no longer be guaranteed to be “no bow” – the pounds per square inch exerted along the length of the tendons/ligaments has greatly increased. Any use of Equiflexsleeves for turnout or exercise is at the owner’s discretion.

CAN I USE EQUIFLEXSLEEVES FOR EXERCISE IF I PUT SPLINT BOOTS OR OTHER SUPPORT BOOTS OVER THEM?

This is not recommended. Placing another product over the sleeves may cause the sleeve to twist, bunch or rub. Any use of other products over the Equiflexsleeves is at the owner’s discretion.

CAN I SHIP IN THEM?

The sleeves were not designed for shipping. However, we have had volumes of positive reports from people using them for shipping. Any use of the Equiflexsleeves for shipping with or without shipping boots over them, is at the owner’s discretion.
Please note:

  1. The sleeves will not offer any protection from kicks or bumps.
  2. Use of shipping boots over the sleeves may cause them to twist, bunch or rub. ALWAYS test your combination before a longer trailer ride. It is recommended that you stall your horse for a period with them on as well as hand-walk. Make sure that your particular shipping boots are not moving the sleeves underneath.

I LOST MY APPLICATION BAG - WHAT KIND OF BAG SHOULD I USE?

Any gallon-size freezer bag will work. They are thick, slick and quiet (for the spookier horses). Just make sure to cut the zipper or slide lock off of the top.

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