How to Bandage a Horse's Wound

At some point your horse is going to turn up with a cut or laceration on his leg. Not all wounds require a farm call or sutures, however. Usually all you need to do is disinfect and bandage the area so it heals well. A properly applied bandage helps keep wounds clean and reduces swelling. Follow these steps when faced with a superficial leg wound that’s not located over a joint.

Practice bandaging your horse’s leg regularly so you’re comfortable applying one when needed. Ask your veterinarian to teach you how to bandage properly. A poorly applied bandage can do more harm than good.