So Chorro is about the same. His right rear leg got pretty tore up as well. That is where the bleeding was coming from. The vet said the swelling cut off the bleeding. It's his knee so it's hard to tell how bad it really is. Swollen still and very sore. He can put weight on his foot but has a hard time bending that knee. He is starting to get a little sac of fluid between his chest muscles. I think things are starting to drain downward and that's where it's resting. The vet is coming out tomorrow to re-check him and see what he thinks. I'll update tomorrow.
In the meantime, my aunt (who has power of attorney over my grandfather but who lives 400 miles away) called the vet to ask him to just put the horse down. She is scared of Chorro (because he is a stud) and has been wanting to get rid of him for years now. I'm pretty upset by this because I am the one who takes care of the horses. I think I'm rational enough to have the horse put down if he needs to be. No sense in spending thousands or letting him live his life in pain. But I do believe in giving him a chance and some time to see if he will recover. Sorry for the little vent, just hate when people try to step in and control a situation they are not involved in. The vet, who knows my grandfather and I very well, called me to alert me and told me he would not do anything without mine or my grandfathers go ahead.
Riding: The art of keeping a horse between you and the ground. ~Author Unknown