Perhaps because humankind has been using equus as a means of transportation for
about 5,000 years, there is a common misconception that a horse was designed for
our transport, and is a natural jumper. The reality is very different. Equus was
magnificently designed to roam the plains, but has been removed to the harder
surfaces of civilization. Despite the expectations put upon it by owners, equus
has remarkably adapted and overcome limitations to serve us.
or structure, of the horse's body is the framework for other functions, and is
responsible for the overall confirmation.
To learn more, select a link
Anatomy Quiz - Agripedia allows you to test your own knowledge of horse
anatomy through an interactive quiz.
of the Horse - Wikipedia; skeleton, muscles, tendons
and ligaments, with some diagrams and photographs
Anatomy - good info and great photos at Allabouthorses.com
Coat Genetics - provided by
Cherie Reinheimer of Hidden Rock Ranch
Anatomy of the Horse - Colorado State College
of Horse Terms - from about.com
Anatomy of a Horse - University of Penn. Selection
"Large Animal," then "Horse" and an
item from the submenu. Includes a quiz.
Anatomy - from Quartercrack.com
& Leg Anatomy, Conformation & Function - The Farrier Hoofcare
Resource Center states it has the most comprehensive and complete collection of
hoof and leg diagrams and cross sections available on the Web, as well as a section
on Equine Suspensory Apparatus Dysfunction.
Equine Teeth - from Horsequest.com
Bit About Teeth - your horse's teeth
Dental Care - KBR Horse Health Information
of the Horse - Including the Skeleton - from Horses Horses! (Please
be advised there are pop up ads on this page, should you choose not to visit this
- Horsefun.com describes in detail the benefits of a horse's tail. Written
Abnormalities and Defects
- from Hubbard Feeds Inc.
Body Condition Scoring- from Ontario Ministry of Agriculture
Upper Respiratory Tract Abnormalities - from A World
& Fractures of the Splint Bones in Horses - from
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food
Syndrome in Horses - PDF FILE from the University