As I have done, they suggested one possible option is to cut the legs to appear as if their hidden behind the ears but another suggestion they make (and it's a rather ingenious one!) is to bend the legs backwards. If you can't picture this, imagine how your legs look when you're crouched down. This would be a great idea and I'm sure it would work had I tried it, plus this would have preserved the beautifully detailed feet which I've now sadly binned off.
On the topic of horses, Simon recommends using araldite or green stuff to stick the riders to their horses (this is what I will do).
I have also asked for a reasoning behind the lack of cohesion between rider and mounts so hopefully will receive a response in the next few days.
On a more interesting note, viewing figures for this site have gone through the roof! (Not quite sure what's happened there but must have been my posts on Elephants that did it). Whilst views on my Model Roman Army site have plummeted (I guess that's due to a lack of recent posts!).