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Distal Limb

The musculoskeletal system allows your horse to move around in their environment. The anatomical design of the bones and muscles of the horse reflect the unique needs of the species.

  • Intricate system of strong, light-weight tendons in the limbs to allow fast movement of the horse’s large body
  • Sophisticated hoof design to absorb the pressures caused by the weight of the horse while moving
  • Stay apparatus , a sophisticated network of muscles and tendons of the front and hind limbs, allows the horse to stand for long periods of time with minimal effort. The ability to rest while standing allows the horse to escape faster if a predator arrives unexpected.