09-03-2013, 06:21 PM
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Don't worry about it for a second, ryster200. I wasn't upset at all, I just figured I should explain my rather frank answers. Many people forget that intentions are not always what they sound like after the emotion is taken out of them through typing and believe me when I tell you that I understand being upset about your baby being hurt! I happen to own the world's clutziest filly who has even managed to cut herself on seemingly nonexistent sharp things, so we've been through our share of superficial cuts. The last one was a doozie and actually took the entire dermal layer of her skin off of about 3 inches of her shoulder. Fun stuff.
I've actually found that sugardine (pure cane sugar and iodine) does a superb job of healing, but I've really only used it on the deeper wounds. The same filly mentioned above had her ear purposely sliced nearly off on Good Friday of this year, and that's what I used to heal it. However, the wounds that you pictured aren't nearly as bad and look like they're on track to heal fine. How soon is the show that you wanted to take your mare to? I'd say if its in two weeks or more, she should be just fine...but watch them carefully for tearing or breakage. If its coming up very soon though, I might just go ahead and pull her out, especially if speed events are included. Doesn't mean you can't take her just for the experience and do some fun shows or something though.
ETA- is that first picture of a wound on her knee? If so I might be a bit more cautious, as knee injuries are a pain to heal (as I'm sure you've already found out) and are very prone to break open again if she exerts herself.