According to the vet in the video, bowed tendons are the most common thing to happen if the horse is wrapped incorrectly
She also stresses the leg quilts should go on smooth, no wrinkles in them. They go on counterclockwise; start wrapping from the outside of the leg (in the center front) go BEHIND the leg, bringing the quilts between the legs.
The standing wraps go on the same direction, starting about midway up the leg, wrap downward around the fetlock, then back up again.
Nothing should be tight and not loose either -- keeping the same amount of tension with every turn
It's all scary and the more times I watch the video, the more paranoid I get
I was already dealing with major founder on this horse, last March; he has insulin resistance. That's why I hired this particular, and very expensive, farrier in the first place.
I already know this guy won't recover 100%. He's healed to around 85% and I'll take it as long as I keep him from going backward.
He never was going to go anywhere but behind the barn but it looks like his time has been shortened thanks to the farrier that trimmed him way too short. He's 17, if he makes it to 20, it will be a miracle.
I could have put him down when this all happened in July but he's nowhere near ready for that. The vet and chiro both had serious doubts this horse would make it this far.
As long as I can give him a great quality of life and he's only got a little discomfort, I will keep fighting for him. He goes out to pasture every day with the herd wearing boots & pads, poultice and leg wraps. He spent two months in the side yard but healed to the point where he wanted to be with the herd, so I turned him back out and he's happy.
When the day comes that his eyes say "I just can't do this anymore", I'll send him on to his ancestors. All because of a farrier-----------