She was on stall rest for 16 or 17 days before we removed the stitches, we wanted to be absolutely sure she was healing well...and it looks like it worked, the area looks good so far and she's been out running around already - so far so good!
I don't plan on riding her right away though for a couple reasons...1. She is CRAZY from being stuck in her stall and 2. The scar is right where the girth goes so I don't want to put anything on her this early while it's healing and mess it up.
It actually wasn't a laceration at all, it was a lump right behind her left front leg, where the girth goes, that the vet thought was suspicious and ended up removing and sending away to the lab. It turns out Sandie is hyper sensitive to insect bites! It came back as a spider bite reaction!