Something to keep in mind for everyone! Had I not witnesses the cause of this superficial wound, I wouldn't have thought much of it. Because I did......I knew how hard of a blow he took to that hip when he crashed into the 6"x6" post at a gallop. Horse stood stock square, dead even hips....vet even looked him over the day after it occurred & was shocked he didn't chip the hip bone, but said he looks just fine & not to worry, I did the right thing applying liniment & giving him time off. Still when riding on any bending line I could feel ...something was not right. My typical saint of a horse was explosive & unable to comply with simple requests. Turns out his Pelvis was all out of whack, but NO outside symptoms at rest or visible issues when watching him move. (not even to my eyes) Thank goodness for a good chiropractor! Fez is on the road to recovery! The wooden post will be a constant reminder to me to always look more than just "skin deep"