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hello ma'am, may i know why this horse is keeping its left hind leg away from the vertical? is this confirmation fault or because of the rider sitting astride it?

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It appears the horse is "just standing that way" because it's weight is on it's front right foot. It just happened to have stopped that way. I wouldn't worry about it. It could have very well have stopped with it's weight on the right front foot which would have placed the right hind leg further back. Do not put much worry into which foot is further back than the other.  

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Bobby Passons

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I can answer questions concerning horse training, foundation work, colt starting, western riding, rider confidence and problematic horses.

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20 years in horse training. Starting colts, problematic horses, rider confidence and Western riding. I have specialized in training good/safe trail horses. Shown in western pleasure, halter and trail classes. I worked in West Texas gathering wild cattle.

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AQHA, APHA, NREMT

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degree in prehospital medicine.

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