My horse had an... "accident" like 3 weeks ago now. This caused him to have three stiches in his side. And what appeared to be a couple of scratches, one on his fetlock, pastern and stifle. The stifle one was quite bad, healing nicely. The pastern one is pretty much healed. The stitches, which are (supposedly) dissolvable are still there, but they are healing nicely too! The one on his fetlock is giving me greif! The vet said his stifle could be broke and to get it xrayed, but he was walking fine so we didn't bother. One vet bill is quite bad enough thankyou. And he appeared fine. So the vet said to keep it bandaged for a couple of days. So I was commited, for a week I went up and bandaged it every day! It swelled up so I bandaged it up his leg to push it out. Everything was going good. It was staying clean etc, but around the sore site it was still quite hard. Thought nothing on it, should go down soon. The other day it swelled up again! After it was going so well. So I bandaged it up again, to push the swelling out. It went down a treat. I thought it may have been infected, so gave it a really good clean, but it looks fine. Put boots on cause I thought he may have knocked it. Today his leg is swollen again! Not as bad, but swollen none the less! The sore area is swollen also (still has that hard stuff around it) and there is a bit of heat in it. So have pulled the boots off, thought they might be agrivating it. put some sea salt minerals on it and purple spray! Walked away. I've got no idea what to do, and I'm at wits end. He is trotting fine and is quite happy to gallop around his paddock like an idiot. What do I do and why is it all hard like? Please help!