Hi, My horse has given herself a laceration to her heel bulb, probably from over reaching whilst hooning around. She's now got a quite thick open 'pocket' (if you can picture it) She's not lame and there is no heat, it doesn't seem to be bothering her at all, it doesnt look like much, very mild as it is not too deep, the cut goes downwards rather than in if that makes sense however I am a bit concerned about how to treat it. With the weather at the moment it is going to be constantly wet and paddocks have patches of thick mud. I have just been flushing it out with saline and betadine for the past two days since she did it, and put bell boots on in the paddock to protect it a bit but this obviously won't protect it from the environment. I am worried about it being basically submerged in wet mud for most of the day - not the best environment for healing up. How should I treat this? Put anything else specific on it to aid healing? Put one of those hoof treatment/soaking boots (which I can pick up tomorrow if necessary) on to keep clean and dry? Any advice appreciated, thank you in advance.