Horse wounds: why size isn't everything

Felix, a Dutch Warmblood dressage horse, had competed very well and was due to compete at Hartpury in the next few weeks.

During a training exercise in his school, he was full of the joys of spring and bucked against the surrounding post and rail fencing, catching his left rump on one of the posts.

His rider was horrified to see a large horizontal wound through the skin and tearing a large section of his rump muscle. 

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