Back on Track Polo Wraps
- The Polos are perfect for use as a riding bandage. The wraps must have direct skin contact without any layers in between. They should not be used overnight or as a stable bandage in case of fastening too tight and hindering blood flow. The combination Wrap is made up of two parts, one pad out of ceramic textile as well as an elastic part at the end of the wrap. Aside from all the usual Back on Track® benefits, the Fleece Polo Wrap offers protection for the legs of horses whose front hoof keeps hitting their hind leg.
Welltex® products can be machine washed at 30 degrees Centigrade with household wash detergents. Do not use bleach or fabric softener. Do not tumble dry. Air dry.
The ceramic powder in Welltex® products is fused in the fibres of polyester/polypropylene/cotton and does not separate when washed.
Welltex® products should be ironed at a maximum temperature of 50 C.
Welltex® products contain 100% polypropylene (PP) with infused bio-ceramic powder or are a 50% polyester and 50% cotton mix with infused bio-ceramic powder.
Welltex® products have been developed for Humans, Horses, and Dogs. The bio ceramic infused into Welltex® product thread results in the fabric’s ability to reflect body infra red heat waves back into the originating body. The result is an increase in blood circulation and oxygen delivery often resulting in pain reduction.
Use of bio ceramic Welltex® products should be implemented gradually. It is recommended that Welltex® products be used for a maximum of four hours a day for the first 2-3 days. This allows your horse’s body time to familiarize itself with the fabric’s effects.
The rational for first time Welltex® product use (no more than 4 hours during a 24-hour cycle) is that a slight increase in pain may be experienced by your horse when a Welltex® product is used for the first time and left on too long. It manifests itself as a swelling. This effect is due to increased blood circulation, which is a good indicator the ceramic in the Welltex® fabric is taking effect. This initial pain or swelling may occur after a few hours of use. If this happens adjust the time the product is used during a 24-hour cycle until there is no further pain or swelling.
After introducing the product to your horse over several days, increase the usage to a minimum of 8 hours per day, preferably more. Positive effects on tight muscles and stiff joints are often experienced after a few hours of use. More persistent problems may require 10-21 days of use, before the desired result is achieved.
Since the Welltex® ceramic fabric reflects more of the body’s heat radiation as you move, its effect is greatest if products are worn when the user is active. However, Welltex® products are also effective when your horse is resting or sleeping.
It is suggested that Welltex® product use be reduced after 21 consecutive days of use to avoid dependency. The sensitivity of this dependency varies from horse to horse. For maximum effect, Welltex® fabric should be in direct contact with the skin.
Since the Welltex® effect increases with movement as body heat increases, horses can wear Welltex® products in their stable and/or in their paddock. Especially suitable in this context are the Welltex® Riding Boots, Bandages, Saddle Pads, and Exercise Rugs.
For long term problems, your horse may need to use its Welltex® product for up to 21 days. If symptoms persist consult with your veterinarian.