Long story short, there is a mare that I fell for in july, and have finally got enough money for her(and a vet fun, a few months board, etc.). She got injured, and have a few questions about it. (I haven't seen her recently, she lives on the other side of the state)
The owner told me that she and a bunch of other horses got out and she was VERY swollen on her leg, they gave her penecillan, and she has a big cut on her pastern. She IS putting weight on the leg.
- is it likely that a "big cut" will heal with out her being lame, a permanent limp, or a "hindering" on her movement? (I do gaming and endurance - luckily I haven't had to deal with a pastern cut before)
- how long should I expect for it to heal? (on the phone he said 1-2 months)
- how long after healed would it be okay to start riding? (and how long to just build her back up with a rider after her injury)
- if you have had to deal with a pastern cut, how long did it take? Did your horse heal well? In the end was your horse lame or have a limp? Etc.