So Rick just FREAKS me out. When I got him he seemed perfectly normal, he's been seen by the vet 5 times since October, and other than his mystery lameness two weeks ago (he's fine now) he's been perfectly sound. But sometimes the way he stands makes him look completely deformed! He's not favoring any limbs or extending them, never stumbles and is as sure footed as a mule. Today I went out to check on them all and there he was basking in the sun with his right hind leg COMPLETELY twisted around, his right hoof pointing directly towards his left one. He was on even ground, not in the process of turning, he was napping! WTH! I stepped him forward and all was normal of course. This isn't the first time I've seen the crazy contortions but this one shocked me! I've had dozens of horses and NEVER have I seen one stand so wonky! His feet are all normal, wear evenly, legs not cow hocked or toed out, all appears normal. He just rests his hind legs in all sorts of funny positions. Wish I could have gotten a picture, insane.
So, what do you know about double jointed horses?
Is it even possible or is there something really wrong with him? Other than the fact he has a totally paranoid owner? He's the only one, out of the three, that gives me fits!
Here is a wonky shot, with his right leg turned out, but you should see it when he turns it in! I'll try and get a good picture of it.