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Back on Track
karkar482215
Reg. Mar 2015
Posted 2015-04-07 1:04 AM
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Thinking of ordering some Back on Track stuff, how do you guys like the products? Does it actually work?
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imturnin3
Reg. Apr 2010
Posted 2015-04-07 8:43 AM
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Won a BOT sheet and a set of hock boots last year and I see more of a difference in my horses after application. you can feel the warmth under the sheet and know it working. One horse notice his hocks aren't nearly as puffy, and he warms up better. I also have a magnetic sheet and hock boots and don't care for them. I Don't see or feel a difference with them. I have an off brand magnetic sheet though. Looking into pht too.
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trobertson
Reg. Mar 2014
Posted 2015-04-07 9:47 AM
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I started off with the BOT quick wraps for my mare after she had a bone chip removed. I wanted them to prevent her from stocking up in during stall confinement plus quicken her recovery time. I can't begin to tell you the difference I have seen with my mare using the products. They work! After my first purchase, I bought the hock wraps, and finally bought the sheet. I use them if not every night, every other night during the week. I believe that these products are keeping both my mares sound, and truly feeling great. I can tell when they have had BOT on, and when they haven't. The heat of the products helps loosen their muscles and also keeps them from getting sore afterwards.

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TBone
Reg. Oct 2003
Posted 2015-04-07 9:56 AM
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Have two sets of quick wraps & pair of bell boots that are like new.  I PM you. 
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Longneck
Reg. Mar 2004
Posted 2015-04-07 10:14 AM
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I really think that they helped my gelding with a suspensory injury heal (after we were done icing, of course)... and they worked wonders for the time my gelding stocked up. Tons of threads about the products... all good reading.
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Cindy Hamilton
Reg. Sep 2003
Posted 2015-04-07 10:16 AM
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I have a BOT T-shirt for me...my shoulder was in constant pain, so much that I couldn't sleep, I had massage, chiro, you name it, with minimal results...over a period of 3 days after wearing the BOT for 3-4 hrs. a day, the pain completely went away....this was 6 months ago and I'm still 100% pain free, but I continue to wear the T-shirt as often as I can...it was literally a lifesaver for me....
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astreakinchic
Reg. Sep 2011
Posted 2015-04-07 10:20 AM
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Is anyone worried about the heat they hold? I have the quick wraps for don't use them much especially on the trailer like the majority of ppl do. I'm scared of all that heat being on the legs for extended periods of time. A few hours before running to loosen them up I understand...
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hoofs_in_motion
Reg. Apr 2011
Posted 2015-04-07 10:24 AM
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astreakinchic - 2015-04-07 10:20 AM Is anyone worried about the heat they hold? I have the quick wraps for don't use them much especially on the trailer like the majority of ppl do. I'm scared of all that heat being on the legs for extended periods of time. A few hours before running to loosen them up I understand...

I've always wondered this.  
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merdth6
Reg. Jun 2009
Posted 2015-04-07 11:17 AM
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hoofs_in_motion - 2015-04-07 10:24 AM
astreakinchic - 2015-04-07 10:20 AM Is anyone worried about the heat they hold? I have the quick wraps for don't use them much especially on the trailer like the majority of ppl do. I'm scared of all that heat being on the legs for extended periods of time. A few hours before running to loosen them up I understand...
I've always wondered this.  

Totally following this question....I hope someone answers.  I'm afraid to leave quick wraps on during the day for turn out.  I'm afraid it will get to hot and do more bad than good.  We have a gelding recovering from suspensory injury.  I have been leaving them off during the day now that it has warmed up.  Also after cold hosing can you put BOT on or wait a couple hours?? 
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ccarpe18
Reg. Jun 2014
Posted 2015-04-07 11:42 AM
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I have a BOT blanket for my dog lol. He's 16, but it does wonders for him. I noticed him being too stiff at times and not as comfortable. With the blanket, he runs around and moves a lot better.  

Now if only I could afford some BOT products for my horse!

 
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Trippin
Reg. Dec 2014
Posted 2015-04-07 12:09 PM
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I was worried about using them in the Florida heat. Bought them anyway because the PHT stuff was so expensive.
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FlyingJT
Reg. Jan 2014
Posted 2015-04-07 12:13 PM
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merdth6 - 2015-04-07 11:17 AM

hoofs_in_motion - 2015-04-07 10:24 AM
astreakinchic - 2015-04-07 10:20 AM Is anyone worried about the heat they hold? I have the quick wraps for don't use them much especially on the trailer like the majority of ppl do. I'm scared of all that heat being on the legs for extended periods of time. A few hours before running to loosen them up I understand...
I've always wondered this.  

Totally following this question....I hope someone answers.  I'm afraid to leave quick wraps on during the day for turn out.  I'm afraid it will get to hot and do more bad than good.  We have a gelding recovering from suspensory injury.  I have been leaving them off during the day now that it has warmed up.  Also after cold hosing can you put BOT on or wait a couple hours?? 

So glad someone asked this.... I too, wonder the same thing
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Rausch_Jessica
Reg. Sep 2006
Posted 2015-04-07 12:24 PM
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I always use my quick wraps in the trailer and in stalls overnight...it does not seem to bother my horses at all even in the heat. (But I live in Iowa where 90 is blazing!) The blanket I will not use when it is hot out or they have to stand in the sun for awhile. The wraps have really helped my horses! Does everyone like their hock wraps? I have magnetic ones that I kinda want to trade for!
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rodeowithjoker
Reg. Jun 2006
Posted 2015-04-07 12:32 PM
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I use BOT on three of my four and can tell a big difference in the two who have been running for years. The third horse gets BOT because I have a sheet that fits him (he wears an 84 blanket and my PHT is not big enough to try on him LOL). My 22 year old actually warms up in a reasonable amount of time after wearing a BOT sheet and leg wraps for a few hours, and my gray rodeo horse is also moving freer and looser after using BOT. Those two did not respond significantly to PHT magnetic products, but my sorrel fruit loop/rodeo horse LOVES PHT so much that I have barely had any BOT stuff on him. I figure why change what works. He literally licks his lips if you walk toward him with the PHT sheet so he must like how it feels. Matt has a couple horses who love magnets, and his Joker likes magnets and BOT so he gets them alternated - BOT before a run & magnets afterwards.

I don't put my BOT stuff on right after a run because I want their legs and bodies to cool off completely from the run before I heat them back up. I'm not quite sure how I'll handle using BOT in the summer, but my plan right now is to put it on for a while, take it off a while, etc., kind of alternating having it on and off. I may even alternate leg wraps & sheets so not all their body is heated up at once. I think the BOT works for those veteran horses because they've got the aches and pains of competing for a decade or more and BOT helps with their chronic sore spots, however minor they may be.
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astreakinchic
Reg. Sep 2011
Posted 2015-04-07 12:43 PM
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Rausch_Jessica - 2015-04-07 1:24 PM

I always use my quick wraps in the trailer and in stalls overnight...it does not seem to bother my horses at all even in the heat. (But I live in Iowa where 90 is blazing!) The blanket I will not use when it is hot out or they have to stand in the sun for awhile. The wraps have really helped my horses! Does everyone like their hock wraps? I have magnetic ones that I kinda want to trade for!

See if its 90 outside and your driving down the road in the summer its hotter in your trailer, especially on their legs. Heat actually comes up off of the road. I know some trainers that will put ice on top of their shavings if they are in an older trailer. Some of you might have some fancy air flow but I do not.

I mean i'm very particular about how long leg protection is on them. I don't put it on until I run and it comes right off after. I want to minimize the heat in the leg. I've seen ppl throw the back on track wraps on right after a run and I just cringe.
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rodeowithjoker
Reg. Jun 2006
Posted 2015-04-07 12:49 PM
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astreakinchic - 2015-04-07 12:43 PM
Rausch_Jessica - 2015-04-07 1:24 PM I always use my quick wraps in the trailer and in stalls overnight...it does not seem to bother my horses at all even in the heat. (But I live in Iowa where 90 is blazing!) The blanket I will not use when it is hot out or they have to stand in the sun for awhile. The wraps have really helped my horses! Does everyone like their hock wraps? I have magnetic ones that I kinda want to trade for!
See if its 90 outside and your driving down the road in the summer its hotter in your trailer, especially on their legs. Heat actually comes up off of the road. I know some trainers that will put ice on top of their shavings if they are in an older trailer. Some of you might have some fancy air flow but I do not. I mean i'm very particular about how long leg protection is on them. I don't put it on until I run and it comes right off after. I want to minimize the heat in the leg. I've seen ppl throw the back on track wraps on right after a run and I just cringe.

I haul in a stock combo trailer and unless they're in the front stall (solid escape door in front of the horse) the air flow is pretty amazing thanks to the openings all along the top & on the back. My horses are not usually nearly as warm getting out of that trailer as they are getting out of Matt's much "nicer" Exiss LQ. The front stall in mine is pretty toasty though so if I'm not full, I leave it empty in the summertime. 
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cheryl makofka
Reg. Jan 2011
Posted 2015-04-07 1:25 PM
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I don't get the Texas heat or anywhere close

86F I have used the quick wraps, and if the horse has an injured area, I have noticed some sweating in the affected area, if the horse has no known injuries, their legs have been dry and same temp as their neck, rump etc.

Horses are able to thermoregulatie themselves, if you are using just the quick wraps, you are not going to increase their body temp.

You have to remember blood does not stay in one place, so with the back on track, it reflects the heat back causing vasodilation bringing in more blood to the area to rid the area of toxins, then the body takes it away, including the heat.

I have bot nylon rain sheets, since these are not breathable, I don't use them in hot weather, if I have been late pulling blankets off after a rainstorm and it has gotten hot, I haven't noticed any more sweating under the bot versus a normal rain sheet.

I swear by bot, I had one mare who cut her hock down to the bone, she wore one quick wrap for 6 months continuously it kept the edema out of the entire leg, not just where the wrap was.

During the 6 months I did try to take the bot off and within 30 min her entire leg blew up double the size, I would put the bot back on and within a few hours her leg returned to normal size.

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astreakinchic
Reg. Sep 2011
Posted 2015-04-07 1:43 PM
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cheryl makofka - 2015-04-07 2:25 PM I don't get the Texas heat or anywhere close 86F I have used the quick wraps, and if the horse has an injured area, I have noticed some sweating in the affected area, if the horse has no known injuries, their legs have been dry and same temp as their neck, rump etc. Horses are able to thermoregulatie themselves, if you are using just the quick wraps, you are not going to increase their body temp. You have to remember blood does not stay in one place, so with the back on track, it reflects the heat back causing vasodilation bringing in more blood to the area to rid the area of toxins, then the body takes it away, including the heat. I have bot nylon rain sheets, since these are not breathable, I don't use them in hot weather, if I have been late pulling blankets off after a rainstorm and it has gotten hot, I haven't noticed any more sweating under the bot versus a normal rain sheet. I swear by bot, I had one mare who cut her hock down to the bone, she wore one quick wrap for 6 months continuously it kept the edema out of the entire leg, not just where the wrap was. During the 6 months I did try to take the bot off and within 30 min her entire leg blew up double the size, I would put the bot back on and within a few hours her leg returned to normal size.

I'm worried about the increased heat on tendons and how it affects them long term.  I agree it could be good for rehabbing an injury by bringing blood to the injured site for healing and that for "warming up" the muscles pre race or workout it would be benefical, but I'm scared to leave the wraps on for extended periods. 

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Posted 2015-04-07 1:50 PM
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astreakinchic - 2015-04-07 11:43 AM

cheryl makofka - 2015-04-07 2:25 PM I don't get the Texas heat or anywhere close 86F I have used the quick wraps, and if the horse has an injured area, I have noticed some sweating in the affected area, if the horse has no known injuries, their legs have been dry and same temp as their neck, rump etc. Horses are able to thermoregulatie themselves, if you are using just the quick wraps, you are not going to increase their body temp. You have to remember blood does not stay in one place, so with the back on track, it reflects the heat back causing vasodilation bringing in more blood to the area to rid the area of toxins, then the body takes it away, including the heat. I have bot nylon rain sheets, since these are not breathable, I don't use them in hot weather, if I have been late pulling blankets off after a rainstorm and it has gotten hot, I haven't noticed any more sweating under the bot versus a normal rain sheet. I swear by bot, I had one mare who cut her hock down to the bone, she wore one quick wrap for 6 months continuously it kept the edema out of the entire leg, not just where the wrap was. During the 6 months I did try to take the bot off and within 30 min her entire leg blew up double the size, I would put the bot back on and within a few hours her leg returned to normal size.

I'm worried about the increased heat on tendons and how it affects them long term.  I agree it could be good for rehabbing an incury brining blood to the injured site for healing and that for "warmup" up the muscles pre race or workout it would be benefical, but I'm scared to leave the wraps on for extended periods. 

They tell you to not leave it on for "extended periods" (24/7). I use the quick wraps overnight in stalls bc my gelding tends to stock up and the BOTQWs COMPLETELY eliminate it. The heat they create isn't drastic, legs get warm, not HOT. Every horse is different and needs them for different lengths of time. My gelding would live in his 24/7 if I let him, but I dont. I've never had him even break a little bit of a sweat with BOT on, and I have the complete outfit for him. I think concerns over hear production in mild weather are zero.
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cheryl makofka
Reg. Jan 2011
Posted 2015-04-07 1:52 PM
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astreakinchic - 2015-04-07 1:43 PM

cheryl makofka - 2015-04-07 2:25 PM I don't get the Texas heat or anywhere close 86F I have used the quick wraps, and if the horse has an injured area, I have noticed some sweating in the affected area, if the horse has no known injuries, their legs have been dry and same temp as their neck, rump etc. Horses are able to thermoregulatie themselves, if you are using just the quick wraps, you are not going to increase their body temp. You have to remember blood does not stay in one place, so with the back on track, it reflects the heat back causing vasodilation bringing in more blood to the area to rid the area of toxins, then the body takes it away, including the heat. I have bot nylon rain sheets, since these are not breathable, I don't use them in hot weather, if I have been late pulling blankets off after a rainstorm and it has gotten hot, I haven't noticed any more sweating under the bot versus a normal rain sheet. I swear by bot, I had one mare who cut her hock down to the bone, she wore one quick wrap for 6 months continuously it kept the edema out of the entire leg, not just where the wrap was. During the 6 months I did try to take the bot off and within 30 min her entire leg blew up double the size, I would put the bot back on and within a few hours her leg returned to normal size.

I'm worried about the increased heat on tendons and how it affects them long term.  I agree it could be good for rehabbing an injury by bringing blood to the injured site for healing and that for "warming up" the muscles pre race or workout it would be benefical, but I'm scared to leave the wraps on for extended periods. 

If you go to their website, they have thermography pictures on horses legs, prior to bot, and after use, and I was surprised when I first seen it as the entire leg had better blood flow, lower heat, and no hot spots according to the pictures.

I suggest take a look, and if you are worried about it, either don't do it, or have a thermoscan done after 24 hrs
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Jennifer01
Reg. Mar 2015
Posted 2015-04-07 2:16 PM
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I have the gloves for myself because I have arthritis in my hands... I put one glove on for about 30 mins and got my husband's gun out that reads temp and told him to compare my gloved hand and my ungloved hand. he was never a believer before until he read his little machine himself!! now I just got to pick out which items I want first for my horses now that i have him convinced!! lol!

PS I love my gloves I wear them every night to bed and if I skip a night I sure regret it the next day!

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r_beau
Reg. Apr 2010
Posted 2015-04-07 2:26 PM
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I have a set of the BOT quick wraps. I never was really sure how much they were helping until I kept my horse overnight in a stall at a barrel race. He kept stocking up even though I was hand walking him at least every 2 hours. He is normally turned out 24/7 so I'm sure his body just wasn't used to standing that long. I put his BOT quick wraps on and when I came back to hand walk him again, he stocking up was SO much better. I tried it again without them and he stocked up. That right there made me a "believer". 

Also, going down to the vet this spring, he had some weird bacterial infection on his hind leg that was making it swollen. It had been swollen for weeks. I put his BOT quick wraps on in the trailer for the 2 hour ride there, and then I unloaded the swelling was better than it had been in weeks. Again, just proves to me how well they do work!!!

However, if it is hot out, I will use them very, very sparingly. People have claimed they are fine to use when it is hot out but I disagree. I tried a couple times last summer when it was 80 or 90*F outside to put the wraps on for an hour or two and his legs were sweaty when I took them off. No thank you!

When it's hot, I limit the BOT quick wraps to about 30 minutes or less, just before a run.

That's just my opinion.

 
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soonergirl98
Reg. Oct 2009
Posted 2015-04-07 3:57 PM
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I love BOT. I use it on me and the horses. I fractured C7 a couple of years ago and have spurs at C3 & 5 and used the neck wrap and it helps tremendously!
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jettster
Reg. Jun 2007
Posted 2015-04-07 6:31 PM
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I bought the BOT hock wraps, and front quick wraps for Brother Dave.. He doesn't mind the front quick wraps.. but kicked the rubber right off the side wall of my 4 Star on a 2 hour ride from a barrel race..
Because of that, I am now hesitant to put them on.

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