#4 Conformation

c 2000 Richard Klimesh

Published in the October 2000 Issue of Anvil Magazine

Across Down
1. refers to a geometric equilibrium of the hoof at rest:
__________ balance
5. where the neck and the back join
7. bow-legged or carpus __________
9. a bend
11. refers to the bottom of the hoof
12. entire equine appendage, from the scapula or hip down
14. toed-in or __________ toed
15. inherited physical structure
18. rear third of the hoof
19. term for the shape of a horse's legs when they have well- defined
tendons which stand out cleanly behind, making them appear to be flat
22. relationship between the dorsal wall of the hoof and the ground,
among others
23. Duckett's Dot: __________ of weight bearing
25. between the stifle and hock joints
28. includes the proporation and curvature of the line from poll to tail
29. a visible defect that does not affect serviceability
2. conformation that usually causes the legs to swing inward:
__________ out
3. usually causes paddling: toed __________
4. middle third of the hoof
6. a matching of two body parts on opposite sides of a horse
8. deviation of the forelimb in which the knee is constantly bent
backward: __________ knee
10. the portion of the back from just behind the ribs to
the pelvis
11. when the hock and bulbs of the heel are in front of a line
dropped from the point of buttock to the ground:
__________ hock
13. from the side, the line from the elbow to the sheath or udder
14. when the hock and bulbs of the heels are behind a line dropped from
the point of buttock to the ground
16. very low heel angle: __________under
17. behind the elbow and about two thirds down from the topline: center
of __________
20. viewed from the side, the tendons pulled in sharply just below the
knee, inhibiting free movement of the joint: __________-in-knees
21. splay-footed or toed __________
24. wider at the chest than at the hooves: __________ narrow
26. dorsal/palmar
27. hooves set farther apart than the chest: base __________
30. medial/lateral

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