UPDATE 01/20/07: A front leg conformation problem was confirmed. Wherein James' leg is 2 inches off from the hock to the ground and curves back. No break, but he can't stand "square" so to speak. More than likely it was a birth defect due to the mother being malnourished and the bones not growing properly in James as a foal. It is not a serious problem, but whoever adopts him should be aware that James should not be used in heavy-work load of any sorts because he is unable to go at a continuous pace. He's at the age it cannot be corrected now and has obviously lived with it and resulted in a slight pigeon toe effect from the other leg to compensating for the problem.
Notes from James' foster-mom:"As far as his leg - a layman (non-experienced) horseman would never know. I kept looking at him for a couple days trying to figure it out... it took a man of 20+ years experience to pin it down. He walks fine, he doesn't stumble, he has a nice trot and canter - it doesn't effect him whatsoever. It is not gross in appearance, he's ever so slightly pigeon toed at times - not all the time. It is a peculiar thing - it wouldn't effect my decision in getting him. ... He loves to be groomed and fussed over. He's a gentleman, not a mean bone in his body. ... My daughter, age 12 walks him all the time from the barn to the pasture which is quite a ways, and he walks fine with her. He seems to really like kids. I watched my 9 year old walk up to him and James put his head down to nuzzle him. "