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Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: South East Texas
MUCH better quality photos. Good job.
I agree with tinylily, there is definitely something strange about his hind legs. Their angle is all wrong and they seem weak. Not growing his pedal bone is a good reason for that. What I'm wondering is why you put him into training as a jumper if you knew that there was something wrong with his legs? You could (or may of) severely messed up his legs even more. Jumpers need very clean legs to be able to perform well, or even safely. I'd advise in consulting a good farrier or vet on how to correct his posture as much as possible, and hope he comes out sound so that you can do some light riding. He has a very sweet looking eye and really is a nice looking animal- legs aside. He'd probably make a wonderful trail horse or all-arounder.
Besides all of that though, I do want to say he's a very pretty animal. He has that regal look to him, you know? Very strong shoulders and a deep girth (most likely that selle in him!) he does look pigeon toed in front, but it might just be the picture. He looked a bit unnaturally splayed in that chest-to-hoof picture.
And tinylily, I'd just like to add that the paso you're seeing in him is most likely his slight (and by the way, absolutely adorable) roman nose and high set eyes as well as the really defined withers that pasos are known for.
All in all, he's really cute! Might want to rethink the intense training though ^^
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