I got a new filly almost 3 weeks ago and she (this is what I'm guessing happened) was climbing the wooden fence..slipped.. and the board took a 3in. By 1 1/2 in area of skin off right on top of her pastern nearly all the way down to her hoof. I rinsed it with saline solution and banaged it. It was hardly bleeding (because of it being all the way to the fatty tissue where there isn't much blood flow) but I wanted to prevent further infection for the first 24 hrs. I took off the banadage to let it get air and drain and rinsed it with saline solution almost 2ce a day for the next week. For the past week or so I've been letting it heal on its own.
What I'm worried about is proud flesh causeing lameness or lack of function later on. She is okay right now and is hyper and loves to run and play. But, when she scraped it a bump or layer of skin was over the top, superior part of the wound. It doesn't have much of a scab but I'm hopeing that when the scab heals that the extra bulge of skin will go with it.
What do you recommend I do? I can't really afford a vet bill at the moment.