Asking for an internet challenged friend. (not sure if this is the right forum but I figure you guys know the most about growing babies)
A while ago my friend upgraded/rescued a weanling filly, best guess is throughbred or a TWH cross. She's supper leggy with no barrel at all. No other knowledge.
Anyways, she looked normal enough a year ago (after she gained a bit of weight) But then she started growing odd and since she's not growing out of it we're getting worried about her hind legs.
ATM she's got these super
long gaskins and to compensate she stands either waaay camped out with her pelvis/back tilted or with the worst sickle hocks ever. Her croup is still mostly even with her withers. It's like she should be butt high, but refuses to stand like that. (totally that kind of attitude) As of now she's a year and a half (best guess)
What we're wondering: Is this going to affect her joints when she grows up? Is this conformation indicative of what she's going to look like? Is there anything she can do to help her if she's going to end up with these funky hind legs? (Started taking her for walks on the asphault as per vets advice)
The weirdest part is that she's staying that way, not growing out of it at all. (I've seen QHs do weird growth spurts, nothing
like this reedy little gal)
No pictures, you'll have to imagine. Sorry
I'll try to get some next week when I see her