Most seem to think that they tend to absorb shock a little better and are less likely to develop hock lameness
They also say when buying and noticing a cow hocked defect, that you should really be looking at sires to check how sound they were and how long they have worked or bred
Except for extreme cases, cow-hocked is not an undesirable trait...except for confromation classes that count off for this type of thing.
I always thought that a horses feet should point slightly outward...whats your opinions???