Thank you ridergirl23. He is my baby, I love him. I am not using him really for anything except for just trail riding later in life, he is too pokey to do any events, lol. He just a really mellow boy.
Well I have noticed his pasterns have always naturally done this since he was a yearling, but here are a few pictures of him from a couple of weeks ago. He is ridden very lightly since he is only 2 1/2 only once or twice a week for 10-15 minutes. At the moment though we are letting him sit thru winter till he is 3 and we will continue his training, so please no harrassment from those who don't agree on training 2 yr olds. I am only posting to see other ppl with horses that have EXTREME flexibility in their pasterns.
This is a trainer on him. But look at his left hind pastern, wow, it just looks wrong, lol.
This is his left front.
Here you can see his pasterns at a stand still, do they look normal?
Lol, I guess I was asking just because it does look really awkward when you catch it in a picture. I was actually just now browsing yahoo at trotting or loping horses under images and I do see alot of cart racing horses whose pasterns are way way flexible, so I don't know, hmm....
**Also, the trainer in the top picture, well I know longer use her, I truly did not like how she handled Scout and he seemed to tell me he didn't like her, haha. Even for 10-15 minute sessions, she just seemed "rude" with him, Scout is a very willing and quick learner therefore he doesn't need someone who wants to be rough with his mouth, etc.**