My standard pre and post leg care is very simple: turnout.
Seriously, steady movement is the very best thing you can do for a horse’s circulation and overall wellbeing. Obviously, rehabbing an injury would change things, but for a sound horse, I really prefer to get them out and moving. Turnout before you ride can help settle the mind of a youngster, and get the creaks out of a stiff older campaigner. My horses spend as much time out as possible, during the day as weather allows, and out all night (dressed appropriately for weather).
Unless there’s an issue, I don’t wrap or do anything special for horses jumping under 3’6" so long as they are sufficiently fit for the work. Over that, or after a gallop, I may wrap if the horse must stand in a stall, and I’ll poultice after XC at events.
It makes people feel better to ice, wrap, liniment, cold hose, and fuss…but I learned from tough old foxhunters years ago that fitness and turnout is a horse’s best friend. Those hunting horses worked HARD, on all kinds of footing and terrain, doing things that would make eventers gasp in horror, and were not coddled or babied in any way. At the end of the day, they got the mud hosed off and were put back outside… By and large, they were much sounder and happier than the bubble-wrapped event horses I used to manage. ;)[/QUOTE]
I like your style. There IS healthy debate about whether bandages to much more than protect and perhaps provide a bit of heat . . . when I was a youth I fussed and fussed because I thought that it equalled good horsemanship . . . not so much now.