Hooves have never been my strong point! I will be working on that. You would think, seeing as how I have horses and trim their hooves myself, that I would be better at drawing a hoof.
I thought there was something funky about how his neck ties into his head (the drawing version I mean) and you put words to my feelings. Yes there is something odd there which I will endeavour to correct.
I should link to the full sized version I've uploaded on my deviantart, Daly's even cuter when you know details etc :) Let me know if you're interested.