Originally Posted by NdAppy
He is not "horrible sickle hocked." In order to tell if a horse is sickle hocked the hocks have to be lined up with the point of the butt. If they are not they are not standing square it can give an appearance of being sickle hocked.
Sickle hocks are a conformation fault seen when viewing the hind legs from the side:
The hocks are severely angled from the point of the hock to the fetlock. The horse appears to stand under from the hock down. Subjects horse to strain in hocks - causes curb, throughpin, and bog spavin with a tendency to interfere at the trot. They are often cow-hocked, making for a severe hind leg deficit.
I'd say this horse was sickle hocked
That and his appalling feet would render him a horse I'd not want to own