Hunters if the jump is there, I'd aim him that way for sure. Lots of hunters do all sorts of wonky things if you stand in front or behind them. Plenty of really nice hunters paddle in front, for example. Side view is where it's at! He's pretty enough, has the look. Look forward to watching him develop.
this is more like he moves criss crossey, exactly like a model on the cat walk? if that makes sense.
I will definitely keep an eye on him though! He's always twisted per my friend that used to board with him, even fresh off the track. What are the odds he'd get EPM in a track setting? and not progress for a year?
My newer ottb gelding does the same thing. His back end is really pretty funky looking. BUT, he's extremely athletic. He's been taking to jumping like nothing, under saddle and free jumping. Trotted him in-hand up to a four foot oxer the other day and he popped over it calmly like it was nothing.
So sorry, not multi-tasking very well. "She" is my trainer and noticed his wonky hind end and how he was moving incorrectly. She mentioned it to me after she fixed it since she was not sure if she could fix it. He also had some chiro work for that as well. They grow funny and they can become accustomed to moving incorrectly very easily when they are young.
That is one of the big reasons I like to have an experienced baby trainer with young OTTBs.
I will almost definitely be doing the same thing. my older mare was base narrow in the rear, and would interfere through the jumper turns sometimes, so I have PLENTY of boots and won't need to buy any.
So rode him this weekend after a brief lunge. I was really silly/stupid and hopped on in the big ring vs. the small round pen, other then a hard look at one shattered jump (that I really need to haul out) he was great. Nice and quiet, a bit wiggly, and needs some miles, but overall I was thrilled with him, especially considering he's not been worked in 9+ months!