I've known Connor for over six years now. Seems crazy, doesn't it? It's long enough that when something catches my eye about his behavior, I know it's probably new.
Ever since I've known Connor, he's always cocked a hind leg rather dramatically when resting in the crossties or under saddle. Under saddle, you literally feel like you might slide off his hip when he does it.
In chronological order, back to 2012:
Even under saddle, and when he's thinking square with the front feet, he still cocked a hind foot:
But lately, probably for about six weeks now, he's been standing square:
All the time.
Even under saddle.
Alli's experience with fellow Castleberry Cob owner Tara the bodyworker/CDE driver would lead me to think he's been standing square because we're finally developing both sides of his body evenly. That's certainly a possibility after a month of being ridden by my trainer five days a week, and then me basically only riding in lessons since then.
One way or another, I've seen it happen for long enough now that I'm convinced it's a real change, whatever caused it. Pretty cool!