Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Hour and a Half from Town!
Just went through this with my mare getting in the fence.
Our experience: terrible cut above her coronet band, back Pastern, front right. Happened the end of October. Nearly impossible to keep clean, closed, couldn't stitch, best left unwrapped, stall or very small paddock only. As soon as we thought it was healed up enough we'd turn her out and whammo, busted again! Didn't get healed up until mid January! So all healed started working her and at the trot she started coming up lame. Ugh. Mind you she never got infected, swollen, warm, limped, nothing. So vet out, xrays, stress tests, hoof tests, farrier checks. Nothing. So she's been out to pasture healing and getting fat. Thankfully the past two weeks she's been moving well and we have some short trails planned. Don't know how it's going to go but I've been worried to death since October!
So if I were you I'd have the seller get her throughly vet checked WITH xrays before I'd touch her. Especially if she's swollen and has an infection. I'd also wait until she is completely healed before you purchase her. Bum deal!
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