Haha, yeah she definitely has lots of 'wiggle room' in that halter, so I'm thinking she'll fit it for a loooong time xD fine with me though.
Thanks for that tip Wallaby, I think it makes sense! I'll fiddle around with it today and see if I can't get it a bit smaller through the nose, then take a picture so you guys can check it. Those knots are tight, tight, tight, but the fiador knot isn't as bad so I think with some work it will loosen.
Hopefully I at least have it tied right? XD I tied it wrong for FOREVER, and just a few months ago a friend of mine was like 'errrr....so yeah. Let me help you with that." Turns out everyone
at my farm ties it wrong, and yet we're a 'western' facility. -headdesk-
You're not kidding Elana! I'm used to our wide-as-tall Quarter Horses so having Kenzie around is...strange to say the least. I feel like she'll break if I touch her xD those cannons are just so darned long, and she is still pretty badly cow hocked in the back. The left hind has corrected itself some though, which I'm glad for.
I'm not sure where she got those toothpick legs...maybe her dam? Mama was light boned and had all sorts of lameness issues/stocked up super easily in the short time that we had her while trying to rehab her... but her legs weren't as light as Kenzie's are.
(Poor skinny mama. I really wish we could have helped her.)
I'm not sure who her sire is though, so maybe he had funky legs. I think her sire might of been this crypto 3 year old that was apparently with them most of the time, but I think her breeder had another stallion too.
If the crypto (Jethro. We gelded him and he's quite the trail horse for someone now!) was her daddy, he had some pretty crazy legs and clubby feet, so that might explain it.
Either way, unless she somehow manages to grow into those cannons (unlikely) I don't see her doing anything too strenuous as an adult, but maybe she'll make a nice all rounder for someone. I doubt anyone would want a show horse with as many scars as she has anyways.
She's definitely a true cribber. I can hear her suck in and make that belching sound every time she cribs, and she doesn't chew. I don't think I'm going to try a collar after all though, as anyone I've asked said it just makes them pick up another habit and creates stress for them. I'll figure out another way to deal with it. I'll definitely have her checked for the ulcers and treat those if she has them, and if she still cribs after that...well, so be it. I guess she'll just require more dental care and as much turn out as possible to keep cribbing to a minimum.