My last post was about the front hoof.
So, let's take a closer look at the hind hoof.
The hind foot of the horse is more oval, right? Right! If you follow the bones of the hind leg all the way up, you will find the hip joint. That's right, it's a joint.
Main purpose for the hind foot:
Is to be a catapult. Just like how a pole vaulter uses the pole for leverage, the horse uses his hind legs for propelling himself.
You can see it clearly in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aOq3YCs4oM
Come back soon so learn about high-sugar grasses! Especially because it's spring!