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Parts of the Horse--The Flank

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Parts of the Horse--The Flank

#3: Watch this area to count your horse's breaths.

K. Blocksdorf 2006
Definition: The slightly indented area behind the area of the barrel is the flank. This is the area you watch to count your horse’s respiration. If the flank appears unusually sunken this can mean your horse is dehydrated. Always have fresh clean water available for your horse summer and winter.
Examples:
Take your horse's respiration while watching the movements of its flank.

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