Conformation of Hindlimbs ( Side )

 

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The Conformation of a horse Hindlimbs as viewed from the side , can be assessed from the following diagrams by comparing the movement of the axis X-X and Y-Y in relation to the datum axis A-A.

1 = " Regular Conformation ". 

2 = " Camped Behind "   It lengthens the base of support but throws more supporting function upon the muscles of the back and loins so that the horse may also exhibit a " sway back " as well as always being liable to slip backwards during movement.

3 = " Under Himself Behind "  The base of support is shortened and equilibrium is less stable : the horse is liable to slip forwards during movement and forging is likely to occur.

 

 

                                          

 

 

                                                     

 

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