I have just started a Roman Army and have just been filing off the nibs on the two meatal 'Imperial Roman Officers' from the blister of that name. Now I have done a number of horses in the past but only plastic and I have tended to clip off those little struts put in on the raised front legs to get a better effect. So I clipped one and then thought that these legs look a little thin to support all the weight forward, possiblly OK in a display case but I do play so they are not just for display - what have others done? should I clip the other strut or leave well alone?
One thing you can do is drill a hole up the middle of the leg from the hoof and insert a strong wire pin. If a bend stops this being viable it's worth sacrificing a knife blade to cut it in the middle and dril and pin both through.
I cut all the supports. I have some of the best horses I've seen in original 1st Corps Mongols and have done this to them. The horses look very fluid and full of life, but do have very thin legs, which you can't drill as suggested. They are fine, though, and I have not been deterred from doing it. The horses look better for it IMO.