GENERAL

Jumping

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Fig. 12.2 Penultimate stride before take-off Fig. 12.3 Penultimate stride before take-off – skeleton Fig. 12.4 Penultimate stride before take-off – musculature Fig. 12.5 Last stride before take-off Fig. 12.6…

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Cantering

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Trailing hind single stance (Figs 10.2–10.4) Fig. 10.2 shows the left hind in contact with the ground (because the horse is in right canter so the left hind is called…

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Trotting

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Right diagonal stance In Fig. 9.2 (p. 101) the left fore and right hind are in contact with the ground. This is known as the right diagonal stance. The diagonal…

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Rolling and shaking

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Preferred rolling places Horses usually choose one or two preferred rolling spots and this may help to establish herd bonding by coating them in the ‘herd smell’. Wild horses and…

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Walking

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Walking on the right rein Hind triple stance In the series of illustrations shown here, the horse starts the walk on the right rein, with the horse placing the right…

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The forelimb

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Scapula Humerus Radius Ulna Knee or carpus (consisting of seven or eight carpal bones) Cannon (large metacarpal) bone Two splint bones (medial and small metacarpals) Long pastern (first phalanx) Short…

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The hind limb

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Tibia and fibula Tarsal bones of the hock Three metacarpals (cannon and splint bones) Long pastern (first phalanx) Short pastern (second phalanx) Pedal bone (third phalanx) Two sesamoid bones Navicular…

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Galloping

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Non-lead (left) fore lift-off (Figs 11.2–11.4) Figure 11.2 shows the left fore lift-off from the ground. As the horse is on the right lead this is called the non-lead fore…

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The back

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Fig. 6.2 The back is relatively inflexible from withers to tail The skeleton (Figs 6.3, 6.4) The vertebral column is the skeleton of the neck, withers, back and tail. Besides…

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The head and neck

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The eyes are situated deep within the orbits, offering them some degree of protection. They each sit in a pad of fat which provides a cushioning effect. When horses are…

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