Rick, I am so sorry about Trusty's leg. That looks awful. The good news is that it doesn't look as deep as Boo's from the pics. I have a step-up trailer and this is my worst fear with unloading. I am obsessive about footing and you can't always get it right, especially if they're not watching where they put their feet and balance.
It's always something, though, with horses. If it's not their blood on the ground, it's their minds turning quirky and performance issues, like Stan's with Stella. At my barn, it's the old gelding (34 years old) trying to colic again. He's not eating much and acts 'off', pooped yesterday morning or afternoon but nothing since last evening. Bowel sounds active and I could hear them from 3 feet away. I've dosed him with salt in applesauce last night and electrolytes this AM, plus Fastrac x 2 and trying to entice him to eat some alfalfa pellets mixed with his regular pelleted feed, all soaked liberally in water. He's slurping that up now, so fingers crossed that all comes out in the end, ha ha. This weekend was hot and very humid so I'm hoping this is nothing more serious than heat-related lack of appetite. He can colic from time to time, and we've kept it from being really severe episodes by watching his appetite - a good gauge of how he's feeling.
Stan, congrats on beating out the younger conventional generation for Alex's affections. At the same time you're fixating on her knees, it's still good to know that one of SWMBO's smiles is enough to cause you to rush away from the computer. A bird in the hand is better than promises from PA, right? You are funny.