Originally Posted by smrobs
I'm also inclined to believe it's just laziness. Some horses are that way. I've got one in my pasture that always has square hind toes unless he's got shoes on....then the squaring just takes longer LOL.
Our youngest mare is like this. She's not lazy in the sense of not wanting to work because she doesn't drag her feet at all when under saddle, but when she's just wandering around the farm grazing, she just does not pick up her feet as much, and they'll get squared off when the ground has been very dry and brick hard.