Poor baby. I would have been heart broken.
My foal was born with a deformed cannon bone and I was so
upset for the longest time! I am finally learning to live with it, because I can't change it and he gets along on it okay. So what else can I do but love him the way he is? But it just upset me so much I can't even tell you how upset I was for literally months and months.
Now training is our biggest challenge, but I know the leg issue will probably come back to haunt him when he gets older.
I'm glad the deformed foal has people who care about him. Many people wouldn't have given him a chance. We, as humans, are so preoccupied with perfection, that those who are less than perfect have a hard time being accepted in the world.
I'm not so sure I even like the idea of an "ugly horse" thread, because they are all beautiful in their own way. And the ones that aren't can't help it.
I have to say that mini is pretty creepy looking though! Like a little old man!