I am new to colt world. I have a well built, tall, great diposition standard bred - Belgian Cross, have had a lot of compliments on him already. Have had older horses for many years with never an injury. Well it seems while out to pasture my colt has encountered a severe injury, from piece of metal roof that blew off barn in bad wind storm n ended up under the snow, the worst my Vet has seen in years. He has lacerated just above the back hoof deep enough to cut the tendon in half, bleeding heavy for few hours by the looks of snowed area I found him laying. Vet was amazed we were able to get him to the barn due to amount of blood loss he also saw. He recommended an actual major Vet Hospital, but single mom of three in struggling economy the tune of $5k to start just is not an option for me.. Sounds harsh I know, but I just don't have cash, a horse lover I am, so I had to make best decision I could with Local excellent Vet.
We decided to stitch him up and see day by day if the stitches will hold. This happened Monday and as of Wednesday stitches still all good so we going to look again tonight. I am looking for ANY advice at all from supporters who may have any recommendations for treatment, or success stories, or stall time suggestions to encourage us. I don't want to give up on this little guy yet. He is doing great eating n drinking and getting up n down in his stall, which I know is where he will be for a while yet. My apologies for not having the proper terminology but will have more exact info of injury on Monday when Vet returns he going to give me actual report of injury.