SmartPaker Product Review – NEW KRUUSE Vet-Flex 6 Inch Flexible Bandages
All horse people know the feeling. You walk out to the barn, and your horse comes to greet you, looking for snacks, and you give them a quick once-over. Wow, he looks so shiny today! What a sweet little dude. WAIT. Is that blood?
There is nothing worse. Recently I went out to greet my little mustang, Pablo, and it looked like he got into a fight with a cat.
He was healing well, but there was this one little cut on his back leg that just refused to close up with a topical ointment. He lives outside 24/7, and I think he was rolling on it so it kept opening up. It was looking a little, well… funky. I decided I would try to wrap it. Always an interesting proposition for a horse who lives out.
I dug around in my First Aid Kit and located my new KRUUSE Vet-Flex 6 Inch Flexible Bandages. I had never tried them before, but I had high hopes as they came recommended by a friend.
The size was just perfect for what I was looking for. Instead of having to wrap around my horse’s leg 23 times to get the coverage I wanted, it took a simple two wraps around. The bandage stuck to itself really well, and I was able to hand tear it, which was nice since my scissors have decided to make themselves scarce recently.
I gave my horse a pat and hoped for the best. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but mostly I just hoped to be able to find the wrap in his paddock the next morning so I could dispose of it properly instead of my dogs finding and eating it.
But to my pleasant surprise, 12 hours later at 8 am, the wrap was still on! It did not drop even an inch. A horseman’s miracle!
I definitely loved this product and can see many uses in the future. It would be so simple to create a hoof boot with, as the size would allow one pass to cover the entire bottom of my horse’s hoof. I will absolutely keep this in my arsenal going forward (although, here’s to hoping I don’t need it any time soon!)