Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Queensland, Australia
He's fine! My mare did almost the exact same thing a while ago (although she wasn't so easy to catch!) and did that to her leg. I almost panicked too but it's basically just taken the hair off and a bit of skin with it. Just keep it clean and keep checking him for lameness cause he my be a bit bruised but otherwise he will heal up in no time and you won't even know he did it!
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