as for the injury, as long as no ligaments or tendons were damaged, it should not matter in the long run. My one horse tore his leg open to the bone and it took almost a year to fully heal (about a month or two to close up) and not only does it not affect him now - he was NEVER lame on it. Go figure!
It just had me in a panic cause I woke up to the call telling me what happened this morning.
I can't believe he's a stud btw (i didn't read back to the very first page yet) but he's quite even tempered and def a cutie!
He used to be really aggressive too, but we've worked that out for the most part.