Originally Posted by tinyliny
I think the first photo has the horse rocking back, as if getting ready to step backward, thus makes it look like he may be standing under himself or sickle hocked. I don't think that is the case.
I do, however, think his neck is set on a bit low and is overdeveloped on the underside. He looks very sturdy overal.
You could be correct on the hocks. The photos are not so hot.. and he is ridden and tacked up. Camera angles are not very good.
I was going to say the neck was set low.. but that is hard to tell unless you REALLY look at the photo with him under tack only. The saddle hides his withers and the mane sticking up hides the top line of the neck.. and the neck is set low...
.. and the low neck set reduces his ability to have scope over the fences.
Sharp eye on the neck set Tiny!