I have had my vet look at him, and he didn't say anything about that, he was concerned about the length and them possibly being weak, and suggested turning him out to help strengthen them. Joey is very sound, and a very pretty, lofty mover. My farrier trims him every 8 weeks and has never said anything. Joey's pasterns are actually getting better and stronger, compared to when he was younger, I will post new pics this weekend of him now, it's been about 3.5 months since these photos were taken. My vet is one of the best in Ohio for lameness, and my farrier is very knowledgable, but I will specifically ask them when they are out next.