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Knee protection-friction burns

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Kay Seall
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Username: Kay

Post Number: 1
Registered: 01-2008
Posted on Sunday, February 10, 2008 - 10:35 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have a 4 year old stallion. When he is collected on the dummy it usually takes 3 mounts before he ejaculates. After being collected he has friction burns on the inside of each knee. He has been collected on different dummys with different covers and gets the burns regardless. At the end of last season he became reluctant to mount and after mounting wants to stay far off the dummy to protect his legs. After his first collection this year he already has the burns. The breeding farm tried wrapping his legs but couldn't keep the wraps on. I have seen pictures of stallions with knee protectors on and am wondering what brands are best and will stay on when a large stallion mounts the dummy. Also, where I can order them. Thank you...
Kay
 

Jos
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Registered: 10-1999
Posted on Sunday, February 10, 2008 - 09:35 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I am not aware of any commercially produced knee protectors that will protect the inside of the stallion's knees for collection.

You can try having some made out of either leather or neoprene if you know of a good tack store. Alternatively you could try using a sheepskin cover of the portion of the mount where the stallion's knees are at the time of collection. Stay away from man-made breeding mount covers - they are the worst for knee burns. Leather is probably best.
 

Kay Seall
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Posted on Monday, February 11, 2008 - 06:42 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi Jos. Thank you for your reply. I thought you might be interested to know I did locate some knee protection. Breeders Choice has Fleece Breeding boots. They cover the entire leg, definitely look like they should work. They're not cheap, $169, but if they prevent the knee burns well worth it. Kay
 

Jos
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Posted on Tuesday, February 12, 2008 - 01:41 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Let me know how they work for you! :-)
 

Darlyn Sandgren
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Username: Fairview_horse_center

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Registered: 06-2006
Posted on Friday, May 09, 2008 - 04:13 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

My stallion always got friction burns. We wrapped his knees and also used breeding boots over them. After several years, I built a homemade phantom using the instructions on this site for a power pole phantom. I actually used heavy, full round fence posts. I covered it with high density furniture foam, and then fleece. It is narrower, and with the soft cover, he has never had another problem. No more wrapping or boots.



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