I think there is hope for Flame's leg! 2 days I round penned her for the first time, and well, her trotting sucked. Her left hind moves faster than the right hind, and twists weird. I lost a lot of hope that day for her soundness.
Well yesterday I round penned her again, and she was moving signifiicantly better. Her movement was still twisted slightly, and quick, but better.
So I have a theory. I think she doesn't have all her strength in the injured leg, so her movement is off. Maybe she just needs to be worked and strengthen herself up so she can move regularly. I hope this is what it comes down to.
The vet will be out soon. I am really hoping for good news, but I've been preparing myself for the bad. This is my third day with her, and even thinking about her not ever being sound makes me tear up. She is such a sweet mare. I've decided if she isn't rideable, that I am going to just keep her around. I am satisfied just grooming and spending time with her.