Damage to the knees most commonly occurs when a horse stumbles on the road and while it's rare for bones to be broken, the damage can still be serious

Following an injury unsightly scar tissue is formed as part of the healing process, but can this be scarring be prevented or limited, asks Horse & Hound

Scars are unsightly and can cause problems for the horse beyond those of simple cosmetic considerations, as Horse & Hound explains

All horses come in from the field with wounds at some point, so knowing how to deal with the bleeding is vital, as HORSE magazine explains

H&H gives some practical advice on dealing with common wounds in horses, and explains up-to-date methods of treating them