Horse Anatomy: Withers

The withers are located above and just behind the horse’s shoulders where you would find the shoulder blades. They are the long thoracic vertebrae (roughly the 3rd through 11th) that support his head and neck. They are an important attachment point for the muscles of the torso.  The shoulder rotates freely backward, using the muscles attached… Read More Horse Anatomy: Withers

Horse Anatomy: Hoof

The hoof of a horse is the total weight-bearing structure carrying a 900-1500 pound horse. It’s care and soundness are paramount to the ability of a horse to function. The Walls: It is comprised of a hard outer shell (wall) with a soft-tissue “living” center. The upper limit of the hoof is called the coronet… Read More Horse Anatomy: Hoof