He has matured nicely but has very short, upright pasterns, a bit straight and a bit sickle through the hock, a bit over at the knee and quite downhill.
A lot of effort has gone into his turn out in the last photo.
I have been waiting for a chance to use this smiley. He shouldn't be so frowny tho. LOL
In the photo there is snow. Unlikely the braids have any impact on "flies" when there is snow on the ground....