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Parts of the Horse--The Dock


Parts of the Horse--The Dock

#3: The dock as seen from behind.

K. Blocksdorf 2006
Definition: The area at the top of the tail is called the dock. Below the skin are muscles and the extension of the vertebrae from the spine. There are about 15 small vertebrae that make up the bone structure of the tail. The muscles through the dock and tail make the tail very mobile for both expressing mood, balancing, and swishing away insects.
Pronunciation: d aw k
Also Known As: tail head
We pulled the longer hairs from the horse's dock in preparation for the show.

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