Back in May he cut the back side of his pastern just above the coronet band, a smooth V-shape incision, deep and flapped open, but no structural damage. He injured himself while tied to my trailer. I didn't see it happen. Vet was able to get out about 2 1/2 hours later and stitched it. Don't have pics of the raw injury. Was too busy cleaning it and worrying about how late I would be to work that day.
The first pic is what it looked like with stitches about a week later. The second one is after stitches were pulled, and the third one is after the vet came out a second time and treated a NEW wound on the front of his pastern that appeared a week after the first one healed up. Skin was raw around the back of the pastern as well. Vet speculates that he got something wrapped around his foot in the pasture. I couldn't find anything, but anyway we got it treated quickly and he is again doing well with recovery. He only had to stay in a stall after the first vet calls when he was sedated for the night for each injury. There hasn't been any lameness.