Well evidently my other horse, the diva of the barn, who thinks the bravest little pony in the world is a PUTZ, got cast. Really bad. We found blood and hair on her stall walls, and her hocks looked absolutely godawful. I thought she was finished. We loaded her up and took her to our favorite vet, and were in for the surprise of our lives. THose hocks were pretty badly banged up, but no fracture and no ligament or tendon damage. Her xrays were perfect. Evidently, when she was cast, she struggled some....and then figured out to push herself away from the wall with her front legs and get herself uncast, cool as a cucumber. The huge horrific looking swelling of the hocks was due to a chemical in the oak that she reacted very badly to...incredible. Her hocks are unharmed, though she may have a permanently capped hock(meaning the tip or point of the hock may be permanently thicker), and we have to give her a lot of medication for swelling, and lots and lots of topical and oral meds to prevent infection. She'll need a lot of care for the next couple days, and lots of moving around to prevent the swelling from settling in. There must be an angel sitting on our shoulder today. That's all I can say. Those hocks looked so horrible I thought we were done. God bless her soul.