My mare Dakota got a cut right abover her pastern in her front leg about 4 weeks ago. I cleaned it up good and wrapped it when in all honesty it was not bad, not deep at all and was a very clean cut but I wanted to take good care of it. So I had the vet out a week after it happened he said it looked really good he wrapped it up and told me to keep the bandage on for a week and gave me some SMZ and he said it would heal with no problems.
It has been 2 weeks since I had the vet out and week since the bandage has been off and it looks really good and healed up nicely. I went for a ride tonight and her stride was fine she did not seem like she was limping at all but I got off and lunged her just to check, she went into the trot fine but sure enough she was favoring that leg. Im really not sure why it was not a deep cut at all and its healed up well.
Also, the farrier was out about 5 weeks ago and said she was showing signs of founder in her other front hoof so when I had the vet out he tested her hoof and he said there was no reason to x-ray her as it was not bad just to keep an eye on her but he said she should be fine and have the farrier build up her sole. It is also winter here and we have had a really strange season with it being super dry this summer and really wet this winter and some other people have been saying there horses have sore toes. What do you guys think?