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  • Is it normal for horses to grow one leg longer?
  • Tiptoe "leg shorter than the other"

 
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    08-31-2010, 01:21 AM
  #31
Green Broke
The crooked leg is actually one inch shorter than the normal one. I have been measuring them ever since the x-rays (from ergot to point of hock). So far they have both grown 1/2 inch since the x-rays, so at least the disparity doesn't seem to be growing.

I asked the vet about it and he felt his body would compensate. I know that's not good, but everyone does seem to have one leg longer than the other. I actually have one leg shorter than the other myself, I can tell when I stand on my tip toes and on my stirrup length I will always have one side longer than the other so I feel "even." But then I am not a horse, and horses are supposed to be athletes.

Thank you Smrobs for caring! I always respect and enjoy reading your posts.
     
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    08-31-2010, 01:34 AM
  #32
Green Broke
Great way to say it smrobs.
I really hope it gets Better, he's so cute, and it sounds like that kind of thing doesn't happen very often.
Just remember miracles do happen, he might grow up to live into his late twenties. :) I really hope it gets better.
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    08-31-2010, 01:41 AM
  #33
Showing
Thanks. I can't help but care. It might not be such a bad deal, even if he doesn't even out as he grows. Like the vet said, he will accommodate. Sure, he might never win the triple crown or run 16 second barrels, but I honestly don't see anything in that leg that should cause him to be unrideable. He might grow up to be the ****edest little trailblazer ever born, don't count him out yet. No sense in worrying about things that you can't control. All you can do is give him the best possible chance, which right now is just caring for him the way you would any normal horse. Keep that hope alive and fight for the little turd, that's all anybody could expect you to do.
     
    08-31-2010, 06:07 AM
  #34
Started
Smrobs said it perfectly. *hugs*!
     

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