horse pastern

What is a Pastern? Mojo for Your Horse

The pastern is located on the horse's lower leg and plays an essential role in "shock absorption" and stability, particularly in the front legs.

The pastern is the sloping part of the leg between the fetlock and hoof. The pastern includes the long pastern bone (Proximal Phalanx) and the short pastern bone (Middle Phalanx).

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