WHAT SIZE PFW SHOULD I USE ?

Poly-Flex Wraps are available in 3 sizes :-

2" width (Black) - good for the pony/smaller hoof with approx inch coverage of sole and wall

3" width (Green) - good for the medium sized hoof and for a weak hoof capsule requiring greater coverage

4" width (Purple) - good for the larger sized hoof, and for a weak hoof capsule requiring greater coverage, inserting pads, keeping a loose shoe in place or as a temporary replacement if a shoes has been lost

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

IS THE POLY FLEX WRAP A CAST

No, as the Poly-Flex Wrap name indicates it is flexible allowing for controlled 3 dimensional distortion, stability and stimulus. It does not contain fibre glass and is not rigid. The weave promotes breathability and allowing for flexibility.

IS IT EASY TO PUT ON?
Yes, it's a clean, straight forward application and very similar to wrapping Vet Wrap around a hoof, only difference being that the Poly Flex Wrap relies on water to set!

WHY ARE THERE DIFFERENT WIDTHS?
Wider widths provide options for the larger horse and for horses and ponies who may need support during their recovery. 3" and 4" wraps work well for draughts and heavy cobs

WHAT HAPPENS IF THE POLY FLEX WRAPS GET WET?
Once the Poly-Flex Wrap is set, it is not affected by water

HOW LONG SHOULD THE POLY FLEX WRAP STAY ON?
The PFW provides constant dynamic and static stability promoting rapid growth. It should not be left on for more than 4 weeks. It is not unusual to see wear at the toe and/or heels. The PFW will still maintain its stability and stimulus. Wear is also a useful indicator on how the horse is moving through it's stride phases.

WILL THE POLY-FLEX WRAP HOLD UP TO HARD SURFACES SUCH AS TARMAC AND CONCRETE?
No, the Poly-Flex Wrap is not designed to hold up to hard and/or abrasive surfaces and cannot provide the traction of a healthy hoof.

CAN I WORK MY HORSE IF IT'S WEARING POLY FLEX WRAPS?
Yes, the Poly-Flex Wrap is ideal for horses that are experiencing weak and vulnerable hoof structures and is therefore suitable for light groundwork and riding on a soft surface only.

IS IT NECESSARY TO USE AN IMPRESSION PAD?
Yes, it is essential if you wish to ensure the best results as the impression pad moulds the wrap to the contours of the hoof ensuring it's full functional use, breathability and durability.

SUMMARY
The Poly-Flex Wrap is a very useful tool and will fulfill it's full potential if the above advice and directions are followed.

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