Just thought about it....I've seen a few standardbred youngsters like that, mainly from not eating well, no hoofcare and little or no turnout. All but one later on raced successfully. The filly who didn't was much much worse than Moose and was eventually pts.
As I said earlier, he's much better than in the first pic already. It takes time for tendons and ligaments to tighten and pull everything where it belongs. Croup looks better, too.
He's now most likely learning to walk.....
I was wondering........head kinda gives him away......
If it's the case, you will never see a QH or TB hind end on him, that's for sure. Find a video of a racing standie, go into slow mo and watch....they need to be a bit sickle hocked.
This is what I meant with what too long hooves do to the stance. If we keep in mind that Moose is half Standie, who are slightly sickle hocked, and lacked nutrition, no wonder his hindend is like it is. Hunter instead started out fairly well, as seen in the first pic.
Moose hasn't seemed as clumzy yesterday or today. At times he has seemed almost sure footed. I really hope his hips are strengthening. The vet will be out Fri 12/14 to give him another check up. Maybe he'll be even better by then!