Wow, that's quite a wound.
I am not normally a "call the vet" type of person.....I usually treat minor injuries myself, but this is no longer a minor injury and is something a vet should probably take a look at. Because, like Smrobs said, if that is the tendon showing that could affect his soundness for the rest of his life.
Poor guy! I hope he heals up well!
If he needs protection for that front foot, you can always get something like an Easyboot. I use them all the time trail riding and they work pretty well if you get them on tight.
PS. I just re-read that you DID have the vet out......so disregard that whole vet thing. Did it look that bad when the vet saw him?
Last edited by trailhorserider; 08-03-2013 at 11:49 AM.