Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Ontario, Canada
I've got my fire extinguisher ready, because I'm pretty certain I'm going to get flamed for saying this but...
So far as bandaging goes, it does not matter what direction you wrap in, as long as the tentsion is across the front of the cannon bone with every turn and is EVEN tension. If you are wrapping with enough tension to pull the tendons in either direction, you are wrapping too tight. If you choose to go opposite directions, fine, but you are not going to lame a horse by wrapping in a certain direction. I pretty much wrap legs for a living and always wrap every leg closckwise. I have never lamed one up yet doing it that way.
I think I have critiqued this horse before. Have you asked for a critique on him before? He's cute and seems like a real nice performance type, but he does have a steep shoulder and he seems kinda posty behind but soooo many stock horses are built this way now and they perform great. Those are some pretty nifty egg bar shoes. Are they aluminium? Otherwise they look super heavy -there are lighter options for foot sore horses although I also see he has a bit of a rolled toe to ease his breakover too...do you feel the shoe affects his movement? Or is this shoeing arrangement like this in order to give him more sweep and less knee and not for lameness issues?
~Lindsay~ Mom of 2, wife to the goldsmith, doula and childbirth educator in training, life-long horse dork