Originally Posted by morganshow11
Lol! Is that bad that the hocks turn in?
Any time the legs aren't squarely aligned (all bones and joints lining up on top of each other) that means more stress on the legs. However, that said some faults are worse than others.
In the case of Clippy, looking at the rear view, it appears that yes the toes are pointing out/hock in, but the whole leg is fairly evenly turned out....not so bad. Worse would be if from behind he looked like so >< hocks in a toes way out.....see "cow hocked" in this link Hoof and Leg Anatomy
For Ashley it is a harder to see what's going on with no rear view, but for drafts the ideal is actually hind legs set closer together with a bit of a turn to the hind leg.
Back to Clippy, what would concern me more is how far he stands with his legs out behind him. Maybe it's exaggerated standing that way, but I would guess it's always there. Again you are getting away from that good alignment, but this will also have an effect on riding him. It's going to be hard for him to reach under himself well with his hind legs when they start from back there.
Love the big fur piles....ah sping