Ok I will try to make this as short as possible but include all the facts so you can know what is going on. In June my sister bought this mare. She is 20 years old. Her name is Dee Moon Dee Moon. She has raced, done barrels, everything - really nice horse. She was bought for my niece to ride and they get along pretty good, despite the fact my niece has had to learn to be a little lighter on the mouth. We had her in the 4th of July parade and she was GREAT!
Well on the 22nd of July something happened...not sure exactly what it was...I heard a lot of commotion from the barn...ran outside to see Moon with about a 5 inch gash in her leg. We called the vet he said start her on 12cc injection of antibiotics 2 X a day for ten days, keep it clean scrub it out ect., and he gave her some bute. About 2 days later she was kicked pretty hard by the lead mare in the same leg. She was so bad she drug the injured leg. The cut got pretty nasty looking...the leg swelled...it had lots of yucky discharge...but the vet assured me that all would be better...but it would be a slow process...and it has been horribly slow. The cut healed up pretty nicely though. Some days she looks like she is in real pain...and others she is running in the field. But she gets a bute pill in her morning and in her nightly feed daily. It's been 2 months...and counting.
So I got this thought...I took her off the bute this morning...she hasn't had it all day...I made a quickie video today and slowed it down...it is her moving at a walk and a trot on both sides, without the bute...I know what leg it is that was injured...but you don't...I would like some people to look at the video and see if you can tell which leg had the injury...too see if she is making progress. I am inclined to be over critical of the leg because I know which one is injured. Just watch the video please (excuse my appearance and don't get hung up on the sloppy lunging) just please look at the horse and see if you can tell which leg it is.