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ANIMAL SCIENCE. Equine Anatomy/Physiology. Skeletal and Muscular Systems Topic: (3184A). Ms. Nadene Blakeley. The Light Horse. Athletic purposes Trail riding Speed events Rodeo Ranch Shows Western English. Light Horse Breeds. Quarter Horses Thoroughbreds Arabians Paint Horses

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animal science

ANIMAL SCIENCE

Equine Anatomy/Physiology

Skeletal and Muscular Systems

Topic: (3184A)

Ms. Nadene Blakeley

the light horse
The Light Horse
  • Athletic purposes
    • Trail riding
    • Speed events
    • Rodeo
    • Ranch
    • Shows
      • Western
      • English
light horse breeds1
Quarter Horses

Thoroughbreds

Arabians

Paint Horses

Appaloosas

Pintos

Morgans

Saddlebreds

Standardbreds

Andalusians

Hanoverians

Walking Horses

Mustangs

Lippizans

Light Horse Breeds
conformation1
Conformation
  • Relates to performance potential
  • Relationship of parts with one another
  • Determines movements
    • Ease, freedom and direction of leg movement
  • Basic conformation desired
    • Correctness
    • Soundness
    • Personal preference variations
balance a standard horse
Balance: A Standard Horse
  • Length of head = neck, shoulder, waste & hip
  • Heart girth = length of legs
  • Height (at withers) = Length (shoulder to hip)

((mainly viewed from the side of the horse))

forelegs
Forelegs
  • Arms-
    • Short in relation to shoulder
  • Forearm-
    • long with long, lean muscles tie in close to knee
  • Knees-
    • Wide, flat, smooth, clean-cut (centered on radius)
  • Cannon Bones-
    • Short (compared to forearm)- stability, centered to knee
  • Ankle-
    • Clean, smooth, free from excess material
  • Pasterns-
    • Moderately long, sloping (45 degrees)
forelegs front view
Forelegs: (Front View)
  • Ideal Position 
  • Base Narrow
  • Knock Kneed
  • Pigeon Toed
  • Toes Out
  • Bench Kneed
  • Bow Legged
forelegs side view
Forelegs: (Side View)
  • Ideal Position 
  • Camped Out
  • Camped Under
  • Buck Kneed
  • Calf Kneed
side view equine profile
Side View (Equine Profile)
  • Back-
    • preferably short and muscled (strong)
  • Loin-
    • has no support except vertebral column (well muscled)
  • Chest-
    • preferably deep and full contains lungs and heart
  • Ribs-
    • preferably well sprung, protect vital organs
hindquarters
Hindquarters
  • Croup-
    • long, fairly flat, muscular and good tail set
  • Hip-
    • long, strong, angled to point of buttock
  • Gaskin-
    • moderately sloped from stifle to hock
  • Hock-
    • wide, deep, well defined, strong and angled
  • Cannon Bones-
    • parallel from rear; from side, line of cannon bones should point to buttock (outer most point)
  • Pastern-
    • moderately long, at 50 degree slope is ideal
hindquarters side view
Hindquarters: (Side View)
  • Ideal Position 
  • Sickle Hocked
  • Post Legged
  • Camped Out
hindquarters rear view
Hindquarters: (Rear View)
  • Ideal Position 
  • Bow Legged
  • Cow Hocked
  • Stands Close
  • Stands Wide
conclusion
Conclusion
  • Conformation: Important!
    • Performance potential
    • Determines movements
  • Balance: Proportional
  • Correctness=Soundness, Strength, Performance
  • Faults=Weakness, Instability
resources
Resources
  • MSU Ag Ed Website (www.agriscience.msu.edu)
  • Horse Learning Laboratory Kit
    • (Ohio State University Extension 4-H/Youth Development, 1998)