Equine Advice


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.


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