Equilibrium Stretch & Flex Flatwork Wraps
Really Good Wraps
I purchased my first pair of Equilibrium Stretch & Flex Flatwork Wraps over a year ago based on the reviews I read at that time; everything I read about them are true. They are perfect for flatwork; providing the support and protection needed. They are easy on/easy off with Velcro straps, lightweight and clean up easy under the hose with a once over with a brush. I use these wraps at least 4 times a week and they have held up great. I purchased a second pair just to have on hand not because they needed replacing. I highly recommend these wraps.
February 24, 2013
I have used these boots for a few weeks now. They fit well, and stay in place. Read the product description! I read many reviews that complained of not having enough protection. My horse does not interfere. So my purchase of these wraps was to have slight protection while in drill practice. I have not cleaned them yet. They are well made. Awesome buy! Many compliments on my wraps to date :)
February 5, 2013
Good, but not great boots
I have used and liked Thinline boots for years, but was looking for a lower cost alternative. These boots seemed to fit the bill. There are some things I like a lot about these boots and some I really dislike.
Lightweight; Fit well to the horse's legs; soft; keep horse's legs cool; stay in place well; easy to clean; and, good support.
Run quite large - my horse is a 16.3 hh SWB. I ordered large for his front legs and extra-large for his hind legs. They were way too large. I returned the extra large and exchanged them for mediums. The height with mediums up front and the large in back is just right. On the other hand, they are still too large around. My horse is big enough to make them work, I can't see these boots working for a horse with thin cannon bones. Because the boots are so big around, I find them somewhat difficult to get even pressure on them when affixing the Velcro. My hand tends to get caught under the Velcro. Additionally, I find it somewhat challenging to get them placed on the right place on the leg. Most boots slide into place naturally. These do not. At times, I find I need multiple tries to get them in the right place.
Whether these boots would work for you, will depend on what is most important to you. For me, I wouldn't plan on buying them again.
January 10, 2013
Nice quick wrap boots - run large
These are pretty nice boots. They do not have any shape to them, so I find it takes a couple tries to get them to sit right on the leg. Usually, I hold a boot/wrap a couple inches above the fetlock and slide down until the boot/wrap slides home. With these, they keep sliding. So, I have to place them and then take a little more time to make sure they are sitting properly.
The boots are easy to clean, provide good protection and keep my horse's legs cool.
They do run quite large. This horse is a 16.3 hh Swedish Warmblood. I expected him to need large up front and extra large behind. I had to send back the extra large and exchange them for medium. SmartPak made the exchange easy. Turns out he needs medium up front and large behind. With those, the length is perfect. I would still say the circumference is a bit large, but not terrible. I wouldn't want them for a horse with long thin cannon bones.
December 26, 2012
They Do Run Large
Good quality velcro and protection. I do like how they regulate the temp of the horse's skin. No more dirty sweat marks!
November 5, 2012
Great flexible and breathable boots!
Purchased a set of these boots in the small for each of our large ponies for short-distance trailering, flatwork, low-level arena jumping. They fit very well (used size chart and measured cannon circumference) and do not sag as noted in some other reviews. The boots are protective without being stiff, and are breathable. This makes them cool and comfortable for the ponies to wear for several hours at a time without overheating tendons. Easy to clean by soaking with mild soap in a bucket of warm water, then hand wash and rinse. Highly recommended!
September 29, 2012