Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: The land of Enchantment
• Horses: 0
Well, really - to know w any degree of surety whether she was genetically predisposed to a crooked leg, or if it was the result of her dam's nutrition, or some post birth "thing" would be difficult to determine. I would certainly do as much research on her sire and dam as possible, and any other offspring. I would also want a competent vet look at xrays to see if there is anything about it that rules out genetic causes. She is positively a beautiful, beautiful girl. How it is that the leg came to be a bit deformed is really of no importance to the fact - it is. And, I bet it can be managed.
She is yours, and it is up to you what you do with her. I think it is only fair to her to factor in her future when making her "career" plans (e.g., rule out high impact activities).
There is just as much horse sense as ever, but the horses have most of it.