|Tennessee 1 1/2 year old TWH
Question: Is there anything that can be done for a young horse that
appears to be over at the knees?
From Panelist Darla
AT 1 1/2 it might be difficult to bring him back straight. I usually keep them in a small paddock if they look that way when they are born and they straighten out everytime. Have you consulted your veterinarian?
They may recommentd some special farrier work. I recently had
a yearling Spotted
His knee is still over but so slightly it is hardly noticeable. We still keep his heel low on that side and he has never been lame or even sore. I would love to hear how you do with your horse. Please remember to seek good professional advise whenever you feel uncomfortable making a decision on your own and you will do fine.
From Panelist Liz
Hi , When horse is over at the knees this is what they are and as an
owner of any horse we all should know what the conformational deviations
from ideal are. This it is just a matter of knowing that your horse
may have limitations in performance due to this but makes
I would recommend not over stressing the horse with out proper conditioning prior to any heavy work .
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