You're right, his leg is looking a ton better. I had to take a close look at some of those pictures to even figure out which one it was LOL. As for his attitude, like we keep telling you, just keep after it
. Yep, it gets frustrating, and some days it feels like you are going backward. And don't feel quite so bad, for all the good I talk about Rafe, he certainly has plenty of those "Dammit Rafe!! Quit being such a pain in the ass!!!" moments. Like when he drags the hose out of the tank the instant I turn my back or all those times when he decides that he's still an obnoxious colt with the farrier (hard to be considered a colt when you weigh 1100 pounds LOL).
One thing I did want to ask you about his leg... When you look at him from behind when he's squared up, does his right hip look lower than his left? I am wondering if maybe the other bones in his leg will grow a bit longer to compensate for the shortness of the cannon bone.
Zane loves the water hose too! And the wheelbarrow. Just about anything he can get into mischief with.
Yes, his hips are uneven from behind, with the "bad leg" being about 1 inch shorter than the other.
I measure him occasionally from the point of his hock to the ergot. It's staying consistent at 1 inch difference. I am glad to know it is keeping pace with the other leg in growth, but of course I wish it would catch up too. I have a feeling it won't.
I look at it sort of like both legs are the same length, but one of them is bent, so it is functionally shorter. So I kind of doubt it will catch up, but I would love it if that happened.
If I had to, I'm sure a farrier could put on a pad to lift that foot up a bit once he is old enough to ride, but I don't want to do that too early in case he can compensate for it on it's own, know what I mean? It doesn't seem to slow him down any, but I know it bodes poorly for his long term soundness. Can't do much about it though, so I'm not stressing over it right now. Right now my goal is just for him to have manners.