Horse Bone Growth Chart

If you look at a newborn foal, you might be amazed at how long their bones are! But to learn how horses grow, we need to look at a horse bone growth chart.


How Do Horses Grow?

When a foal is born, the bones are already remarkably well developed, which is why a newborn foal can stand and run within hours of birth. 

What Is A Horse Bone Growth Chart?

The growth plate of the bone is fully closed and that it has reached the maximum levels of strength.

The process takes several years, as the bones extend in length and become stronger. Subjecting a young horse to intense exercise before the skeletal system is fully mature can lead to lameness problems later in life.


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