Re: Newcomer
Wed, 26 Nov 1997 12:31:22 -0500 (EST)

In a message dated 97-11-26 01:18:18 EST, writes:

<< 1. I bought an Arab who is 3 yrs 8 months old and was told that his
knees had not closed yet whereupon my sister-in-law scolded me for
riding a horse whose knees had not closed. What does the empirical
evidence say about this? >>

The studies I've seen show no correlation between knee injuries and the "open
knees" condition. However, there are other considerations in a growing horse
and you should be careful to bring on exercise gradually.