Yes, that was just mud from his QT paddock which was a mud pit. He was really happy to be out walking around for the first time and didn't want to stand still for me to clean off his feet very well that day, he wanted to explore!
The flaring was much worse, this is after his first trim. His feet were very overgrown, chipped and unbalanced. It will definitely take a few more trims before they are where we'd like them to be, but this is a huge improvement over where they were!