Questions about Equiflexsleeve?
We’ve got answers.
See below for answers to our most frequently asked questions.
Need more information or have a specific question?
No problem. Just contact us and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.
Equiflexsleeves offer the support of a traditional standing wrap in an easy on/off compression sleeve.
A proprietary blend of multi-tensioned fibers infused with antimicrobial technology, the Equiflexsleeve acts as a compression sleeve/therapeutic joint support for horses. The sleeve fits loosely over the pastern and offers 20-30 mmHg of compression at the fetlock joint when applied to a mildly or moderately swollen leg.
Equiflexsleeve 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.
Watch the video to see how Equiflexsleeve can enhance healing and support, while saving you time and aggravation.
In the United States: Schneider Saddlery
In Canada: Cavalier Equestrian
In Denmark and Sweden: Little Creek Western Company
In Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, and Luxembourg: Le Paturon
Pink – Length of canon bone from below knee/hock to mid-pastern
Yellow – Circumference of cannon bone
Blue – Circumference of fetlock
If your horse wears a size 3 or greater shoe size, please wait for the draft sizes, coming Spring 2017!
There are a couple of other common factors that may determine how the Equiflexsleeves will wear on your horse:
- Large, untrimmed or uneven ergots will catch in the fabric and pull against the top of the Equiflexsleeves with every step.
- 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.
- Application of products with a silicone base like show sheen or fly spray may cause slippage.
NEVER use the sleeves when there is no definition of the leg from pastern to knee/hock.
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.
- The sleeves will not offer any protection from kicks or bumps.
- 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.