Parts of a Horse Vocabulary in English (with Picture)

Learn Different Parts of a Horse in English with Picture and Examples.

Parts of a Horse Vocabulary

Animal Body Parts Vocabulary in English with Pictures.

Pastern

The pastern of a horse is made up of two bones that extend downwards from the fetlock.

Knee

The knee of the horse is made of several small bones.

Forearm

Any bones below the forearm on a horse are essentially equivalent to the bones of the hands and feet on humans.

Lips

When your horse begins flapping his lips can provide clues to why he’s doing it.

Muzzle

Muzzle is the area of the horse’s head that includes the mouth and nostrils

Nostril

A horse’s nostrils are very flexible.

Eye

Horses tend to keep “half an eye on everything”, rather than focusing on specific targets.

Forehead

Forelock is the hair between the horse’s ears that falls onto the forehead.

Ear

What do your horse’s ears tell you?

Poll

The poll is a name of the part of an animal’s head, alternatively referencing a point immediately behind or right between the ears.

Crest

The crest of the horse is the topline of the neck.

Shoulder

A well-sloped shoulder can indicate a horse that will have smooth gaits.

Withers

Withers is the area on the horse’s back just after the neck but above the shoulders

Back

The back is the area that extends between the withers and the loins of a horse.

Loin

The loins are the area just behind where the saddle sits, above the flanks of the horse.

Croup

The croup is the area from the highest point of the hindquarters to top of the tail.

Dock

The area at the top of the tail is called the dock of the horse.

Tail

The tail of the horse is an extension of the spine.

Gaskin

The gaskin of a horse is the muscular area between the stifle and the hock.

Hock

The strength of the hocks is very important as this is the most active joint in the horse’s hind legs.

Stifle

Underlying the stifle area is the stifle joint formed between the large hip bone (femur) which is equivalent to thigh bone and the tibia.

Belly

Cannon

Coronet

Point of hip

Chin

Thigh

Chest

Ergot

Heel

Hoof

Elbow

Breast

Neck

Throat latch

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