Are knees always closed by age 3?
It's my understanding that a horse's knees close around age 2- 2 1/2. My gelding JUST turned 3. A couple days ago in fact. Will a horse's knees almost certainly be closed by that age?
I'm not increasing his workload or anything. As a matter of fact, it is more the fact that his knees look a bit lumpy and I am wondering if that is just the way his knees will always be, or if they are still trying to close.
If I feel them, they still have a bit of a hollow or crease in the center. Not as much as when he was a baby, but more than my 20 yr old horses whose knees are nice and flat.
So I guess I am just wondering if the knees he has now are the final product?
Here is a picture of the whole horse since I don't have one of just his knees. See the little dip in the center of his knees? Is that just the way they are or should I expect them to fill in? (He's sound by the way.)
Last edited by trailhorserider; 07-16-2013 at 08:58 PM.