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    12-03-2012, 08:05 PM
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.....
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    12-03-2012, 11:08 PM
There is a chance that Moose's dad was a standardbred. His mom was pastured with one and a Jack for a couple years.

I just hope we can get him through this and he can live a happy normal life :)
    12-03-2012, 11:24 PM
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.
    12-04-2012, 03:58 AM
Give him good hay, salt/mineral licks free choice and a good vitamin, and a big turn out pen to wander and play in. Get those hooves trimmed and give him a chance to catch up and grow ;)
    12-04-2012, 09:19 AM
Green Broke
As I said its amazing how they can turn around with proper care

This hunter the day he came home from auction

This is when I adopted him 7 months later


This is this summer I have had him 3 years and he is 4 in this picture

    12-04-2012, 10:30 AM
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.
Nice boy
    12-04-2012, 11:41 PM
Hunter is really cute. I pray Moose turns into as beautiful a guy.
    12-05-2012, 12:12 AM
Green Broke
He will
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    12-05-2012, 01:20 PM
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!
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    12-05-2012, 02:07 PM

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