BaroqueAgain1 wrote:"Especially a yearling who's probably never had a bandage on in his entire life. First long distance van ride is NOT the place to start."
Now I would have thought the opposite...that a long van ride for an inexperienced colt would be be the ideal place for him to get into trouble...and possibly ding his legs. And that wrapping his legs would have been something his groom could have been practicing in the safety of his stall before he ever shipped out.
But, I'm not an owner, so I will take your word, Kelly and NP.
I've seen more damage from a horse having a bad wrap job/stomping wraps down during the trip than any that were not wrapped. We would usually get 10-20 yearlings in from both OBS & KEE (each) every year, and none were EVER wrapped. Only ones that ever came in with bandages were from the track.
In all likelyhood, Coz was in a box stall (first time shipping I would hope), which gives them more move around, balance, etc.
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