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The horses foot, lower leg including bones, ligaments and tendons

horses foot and lower leg

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 Cross section of a horses lower leg/foot which shows the horses ligaments and tendons. The horse has no muscles below the knee and so his lower leg is held together by a group of tendons (hold bone to bone) and tendons (hold muscle to bone). There is much strain on the ligaments especially in gallop and when too much pressure is applied the ligaments (normally the suspensory ligament) gives way which is sometimes irreparable.


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