A clients horse had recent xrays done and his hocks are 90% fused if not more... He has had some on and off lameness (grade 2 at worst) and the vet is convinced its probably not his hocks... or if so not for long. He said a big HOWEVER the consensus is once the hocks are done fusing their pain goes away but there are several skeptics that say the hocks are never 100% fused and there may always be some intermittent lameness issues.
I'm just curious what other peoples experiences have been with fused hocks and what they have done to managed the condition. Knowing what you know now would you still purchase your horse?