You are correct that I should have gotten a vet out, and I would have if I had had the money. But, even though I didn't have the money for a vet, I called an equine surgeon in elbow lake MN and stayed in touch with her until it healedA as for the pain, if she would have given me any sign that she was in too much pain and didn't want to live I would have euthanized her, but she didn't. During the second week she had even tried to trot around a little, but I stopped her, and for the pain she was on bute. I am not entirely sure that the wound split open or if she somehow cut it. I do have a Equine Massage therapist coming out to try to loosen up the scar tissue, so we'll see what happens in the future.