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  1. #21
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    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.



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    Not trying to freak you out, just giving my experience, but depending on the severity of the twisting, you might want to watch out for neruro symptoms.

    The "twisting" of the back hooves were the first symptom my horse had of EPM. It was very obvious twisting.

    I have seen what I call "normal" twisting in a lot of other horses though, so dont worry too much!
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    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?



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    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.

    Your guy is very cute. I like him.

    (Mine: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3CXDoXWRk0 You can see in the very first part on the lunge that he has a strange movement behind. )



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    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.



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    His movement is almost exactly the same behind, that's nice to know!!!



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    Im not sure what the odds are. I wouldnt be too concerned unless he shows other neuro symptoms.

    Does he have kind of an interfering thing going on?

    He looks JUST like my guy...heres a pic of him right when I got him:
    http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?s...type=3&theater

    He's gained about 100lbs since then and looks awesome. I bet your guy will look great when he puts a few lbs on!
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    Awww! dapple twin!!! Why is it the grays get all the chrome???

    He doesn't interfere, but I could see him doing so with more intensive lateral work.



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    I do keep mine pretty booted up whenever possible just in case.



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    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.



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    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!

    OMG though, his trot did NOT look that big on the ground *is feeling it in my thighs today*
    http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot...86841641_n.jpg

    his "should I be scared of the huge culvert" face

    http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot...41054914_n.jpg

    ignore loose fence. Tape snapped in the wind, and I started to fix and didn't quite finish. Did get it done after the ride (and there's no horses in that field right now)

    http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot...46514228_n.jpg

    then after he was "OMG so tired" while I filmed one of my boarders doing some course work (for a sales video) (yes I'm freakishly tall)

    http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot...50587662_n.jpg

    so...sleepy...
    http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot...25682501_n.jpg


    Isn't he so adorable!!!



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    I agree. He's super cute. And it looks like you've already made a nice bond with him! Thanks for the update.



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