Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Norman, Oklahoma
I think I've Google this before but what does "Sickle Hocked" mean? What kind of effect does it have on him if he does have it? What are the risks?
And yes, he is definitely a lover... and very mouthy! Well my plan for him is an eventing horse(not Olympic level or anything) and he seems to enjoy jumping so far. I've been doing low cross rails and trot poles, basic dressage and its a bit too early to do cross country, but I think he'll like it. And I cantered on him for the first time yesterday! It was amazing, once you got past that really annoying and bouncy trot! It's so smooth - like riding a rocking chair! Which surprised me because his trot is so bouncy, it took me a while to adjust to him.
Anyways xD I could talk about him all day
But I think his legs just look weird because of the camera angles, I'll *try* to get better pictures of him, it's hard to find a place that's level with enough lighting for a good picture.
And yes, he is definitely looking a lot better than he was even a couple of days ago. We haven't gotten a round bale yet(money's tight) but we got rice bran and flax seed into his diet and the BO upped his feed to a full scoop day/night. He still needs to gain about 100-200lbs, he's only 965lbs(according to the weight tape), but he is definitely improving though!