I was wondering how obvious his leg problem was. Apparently not terribly obvious which is great.
He was born with a deformed cannon bone on his right hind. He will always have it, but I do think it's looking better since when he was a foal. Yes, Smrobs, he's staying within an inch of the other leg. Every so often I measure from the ergot to the point of his hocks, and there is almost exactly an inch difference. But because there was some concern that maybe that leg wouldn't keep pace, I'm really glad that it has stayed at an inch difference. Wish it would get better, but at least it's not getting worse.
MysterySparrow, I have measured him that way and it says he will be about 16 or 16.1 hands. His Mom is only 15.1 and his string measurements are longer than hers! So we'll have to see.
If the withers catch up to the hips (and I hope they do) at what age do they usually level out?
I have this fear that he will have problems because his hips are uneven due to the shorter leg, but at this point I just can't worry over it. I've done so much worrying over him since he was born. It was like one crisis after another (leg deformity, navel infection, constipation, diarrhea, infection from castration). I'm so glad things have settled down. This boy is giving me gray hairs!