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BOT Products in the Summertime

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Reg. Jul 2013
Posted 2018-01-21 11:14 AM
Subject: BOT Products in the Summertime

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Posts: 324
A lot of people swear by their BOT products and Iโ€™m considering getting a sheet and some other products for my mare to put on before and after rides.
My question is, being that I live in the South and it gets HOT, would BOT do more harm than good if used in the summertime since itโ€™s thermal? Would it be better to go with PHT instead?
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Reg. Feb 2013
Posted 2018-01-21 2:34 PM
Subject: RE: BOT Products in the Summertime

Married to a Louie Lover

Posts: 3303
I have BOT leg gear, once summer comes Iโ€™ll back off how long I use it for. Iโ€™m using it now as I let him up - heโ€™s always had a tendency to hold some fluid on his legs, so far so good using the BOT!

Iโ€™ve stuck to my PHT sheet because he doesnโ€™t get warm under it and I donโ€™t have to worry about that. Would love to be able to upgrade it to a magnacu in the future.
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Reg. Oct 2013
Posted 2018-01-21 3:33 PM
Subject: RE: BOT Products in the Summertime

I just read the headlines

Posts: 4478
I donโ€™t use my sheet in the summer, but me and a bunch of other girls use the saddle pad liner year round. I live in South Texas.
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Reg. Feb 2017
Posted 2018-01-22 7:30 AM
Subject: RE: BOT Products in the Summertime

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Posts: 534
Location: Ohio girl moved to PA
We stick to PHT/Magnacu most of the time. We'll use the BOT on super cold days to also help warm up the muscles. But its just way too much heat to use in the summer. It doesnt take much to fry a horses tendons and i dont want to take that risk or have to worry about it. The PHT works better for my guys so its just easier to tosss that on and go. 
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Reg. Oct 2004
Posted 2018-01-22 9:49 AM
Subject: RE: BOT Products in the Summertime


Posts: 2677
Location: Mi
I use my BOT year around and have never had a problem! I live in Michigan so our summers get hot but not usualoly terribly hot.  We have some 90+ days but I just lessen the time used.  I use the no bows, knee boots, sheet and neck cover almost daily.  On the hot days I will hose my horse off before using them or loading them on the trailer to go somewhere.  I've never had a horse feel too hot with it on.  I have had alittle sweat mark under the blanket up by the shoulders where the soilid black material is not the mesh, but its been minimal and I've taken it right off and thats only happened a few times.  OR I may only use it for a half hour in the shade before I run if its real hot (I never put it on in the hot beating sun and leave them tied to the trailer for hours) and then once it cools off at night I will put it back on for awhile.  I've used BOT for about 8 years or so now and have had great luck with it.
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Reg. Apr 2010
Posted 2018-01-22 10:11 AM
Subject: RE: BOT Products in the Summertime

Born not Made

Posts: 2924
Location: North Dakota
I have the BOT quick wraps for my horses. While I don't live down south...... I do use them very sparingly in the summer when it is hot out. If it is too hot, then I may choose to not use them at all.
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Reg. Dec 2004
Posted 2018-01-22 11:13 AM
Subject: RE: BOT Products in the Summertime

Stinky Cat Owner

Posts: 4097
Location: Oregon
I am clearing out my Rambo Ionics if anyone is interested.  People love using these in the summer because they don't become a heating pad. PM me if interested. 
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