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Parts of the Horse - The Knee

Learn the Location of the Horse's Knee

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Parts of the Horse--The Knee

#1: The knee.

K. Blocksdorf 2006

Definition: The knee of the horse is made of several small bones. Although it is called the knee and bends forward like a human knee it is different in structure to a human knee. A human’s knee joint is a hinge joint. A horse’s knee is several bones held together by small muscles, tendons and ligaments. The bones in the knee are similar to the bones of a human’s wrists. The stifle joint is actually closer in structure to a human knee.

Examples: The knees on a horse should be wide and flat.

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