I also have a foal who is slightly over at the knee. She has already grown out of this issue once, but has grown back into it. Is there any way I can tell if she will grow out of it? Any way I can tell if it will be permanent? She has all the typical signs of being over. Spends her nights laying down (probably also an age thing) and wobbly/weak knees. She does have slight high/low heels in the front, vet caught it when she was a yearling, farrier and I have been working to correct it. She was born with severe angular limb deformity and she was a dummy foal. Her and I have been through a lot together already. Her severe angular limb issues looked like contracted tendons, all her toes were pointed straight down and she could not extend her legs fully. Lots of background...
I want to do Western Pleasure, working western (cow sorting perhaps) and endurance. (But I am okay with her being just a trail horse too)
As a 3 month old
Almost a yearling
Sorry, these are really terrible photos but honestly the best I have that show her knee issue. Let me know what you think about her. She is still barely reaching 13.2h at 18months old. She is not growing too fast and has been properly maintained at a very healthy weight, not too fat and never skinny. (her neck looks skinny but its not)
She has been fed, 24/7 local hay, 1-2x daily high quality orchard mix hay and a very small amount of mare/foal grain.