Horse specific anatomy

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Definition

cannon

the third metacarpal bone, above the fetlock joint.

coronet

margin between the skin of the pastern and the horn of the hoof

crest

the upper, arched portion of the neck.

croup

hindquarters; area between the hips and the point of the buttocks.

fetlock

joint between the long pastern bone and the cannon bone.

gaskin

portion of the hind limb below the stifle.- lower part of a horse's thigh between the hock and the stifle

hock

position in the hind limb where the tibia joins the tarsal bones; equivalent to the human ankle and heel.

hoof

the horny covering of the end of the foot in ungulate mammals

mane

long coarse hair growing from the crest of the animal's neck

muzzle

front of the head, which includes lips, chin and nostrils

pastern

the part between the fetlock and the hoof

poll

the back of the head

sheath

fold of skin enclosing the penis; prepuce.

stifle

joint where the femur joins the tibia; equivalent to the human knee joint.

withers

ridge between the shoulder blades; base of the neck