Equine Advice

DSC03744

Gypsy, the Equine Encyclopedia, has something to say about the anatomical name for the hock.  Like all shetlands, she is always watching, listening and learning.

The hock is also called the Tarsus.  The hock is a joint of the hind leg, like the horse’s knee but instead bending like a person’s ankle.  The hock moves the lower leg and helps to propel the horse foreward.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s