Hi all, I hope you can help. I took my boy 15 yr old TB on the Newmarket sponsored ride. On the last gallop for home he lost a shoe, (not unusual he has dropped soles and poor hoof quality.) I loaded him on to the trailer and took him home, When I got back to the yard and took his travel boots off I noticed blood on the outside of the leg that lost the shoe. I washed the wound and put some antiseptic gel on it, it looks like he has taken the skin off, not too deep and had stopped bleeding. Yesterday morning I went to check on him, he is sound but the leg around the tendon and the cuts has swollen and is hot to the touch. Farrier put shoe back on and he is still sound. I have cold hosed it and bandaged for support. I am thinking of soaking the gamgee in Witch Hazel and bandaging after cold hosing again tonight. Do you think that would benefit him? My question is as he is sound do you think it is the cut that has caused the swelling and heat? I can only think the shoe coming off cut his leg? If he had damaged the tendon he wouldn't be sound? any suggestions?