My new horse gets cuts on both of his hind legs when he rolls, from kicking himself I assume. He had them when I met him and still has them today. None of the horses I've met have done this so I'm not sure how to really get rid of them. My trainer said if I just keep putting medicine on daily eventually they'll heal up but they haven't really since pretty much every day they get cut back open. I mean one is possibly looking a little better but the other side is still just as bad. It seems like I should be seeing clear improvement by now.
Am I just being impatient? Is there something more I could be doing to help the process? Maybe I'm missing something obvious.
Would it help if I tried wrapping it while he rolls until it's healed up, or would it just get cut back open again once I stopped?
I've always gotten by ignoring most cuts and just putting a little bit of medicine on bigger ones and never really had to deal with cuts that kept getting re-cut =P
Here's a picture of the area, just to be thorough. ( I know he's underweight, he's getting better =) )