My 3 year old mare has had what I call 'noodle legs' since I bought her last year. The vet, at that time, said she was going through a growing spurt and her being a draft cross...she would grow into herself.
I had started her this past summer and just now started riding her more routinely at the walk and trot and taking her out on hills/trails while just leading her.
Multiple people have looked at her and scratched their heads. Chiro, trainers, vet, farrier.....no real solid answer. It was even mentioned that she may be gaited.
I am not leaning toward the gaited thing now. I had a video taken of her today at the trot. It is very easy to sit and almost seems too wierd to try and post. It is noted that she may be narrow based? And seems to plait her hind legs at times? Sometimes her feet get out of rhythm with eachother at the trot where the front and hind don't land together right at the same time in rhythm. I have noticed, but only at times, that she is uncoordinated just in the pasture too almost like something locks up and she knuckles over? It is not consistent, so it's hard to really tell. Sometimes she carries herself fine, other times she looks like a complete goonball.
When she is trotting she almost seems to do her own haunches in by herself sometimes and when she comes down to a walk she seems to swing her hip or leg out too. It is very obvious at the end of the first video when she comes down to a walk.
Please let me know if there are any ideas floating on out there with you that may have experienced something similar? I know she is only three and has draft in her, so maybe she will just grow and develop out of some of it or just be a goonball her whole life. That's fine with me, just wondering about it. :)
Here is her with me following behind her....