There are quite a few Icelandic Horses that toe-out, which is a conformational fault according to the breed standard and FEIF rules. We need to make a concerted effort to eradicate crooked limbs from the breed.
A deviation in gait in which the hoof arcs inward (under the horse) in
flight. Winging-in is often seen in horses with toed-out conformation, and
may lead to interference.
A deviation in gait in which the hoof arcs outward in flight. Winging-out is
often seen in horses with toed-in conformation, and while it is more obvious
to the untrained eye than winging-in, it is less likely to cause
interference. a.k.a: Paddling.
With toeing-out, winging in, the flight is INWARD, as the hoof leaves the
ground, to the center line.
With toeing-in, winging out, the flight is OUTWARD, as the hoof leaves the
ground, away from center line.
From Adams' Lameness:
A "cow hocked" horse will usually also "toe out," and a horse that is "bow
legged" will usually "toe in."
A horse that "paddles," or "wings," or is "hocky" will exert much more
energy in movement to move ahead without falling over himself, or
"interfering," and causes fatigue faster, than in a horse that travels