Just had farrier in to do trim and got all frantic about weird hoof angle. He agreed that they were pretty steep, but that horse was long in the heel, and that with time and proper trimming, that would correct. He pointed out that the hooves had been neglected for a very long time and correcting would not happen overnight. I feel better about things now.
Feathers: about Clyde mindset. Daughter finds young guy quite amusing. He likes to put up a fight, that last about 4 seconds. It goes like this:
Daughter: let's walk through the gate.
Horse: (stops) No!
Daughter: Come on!
Horse: (drops head) Okay. (out he walks)
This repeats itself several times a day over different issues. He says no and within seconds, has done what is asked. He's kind of a pushover (and a sweetie). Daughter says Quarterhorse puts up WAY more fight and often DOES NOT give in. This guy is a creampuff.