Changes in color of wound
Yes, the change to pink coloration, from black tissue, has been in the past week. I always view pink tissue as a sign of healing. Not sure, in this case... :) The black may have been from the silver nitrate, and now it's wearing off.
He is on an anti anflammatory supplement, and I just assume he will have a marked scar in the corner of his mouth. I don't intend to ever use a bit on him, and am picking up a bitless bridle, today.
It amazes me that someone could do so much damage to him with a bit; I never got the full story of how it happened. I know he doesn't tie, so maybe the rein got snagged on something, and he did it himself, in reaction to the pressure... Training him to tie is on the agenda, but I would like to get him healed, first.
He also had soreness/stiffness in his shoulders from being over worked- they were using him for drill team and barrel racing, which was pretty hard on him. Poor guy- he's a big framed, big muscled quarter horse, and it put a lot of strain on him.
Thanks for any feedback!