pastern

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pastern

1. the part of a horse's foot between the fetlock and the hoof
2. either of the two bones that constitute this part
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Scientifically, a PASTERN is the part of a horse's foot between the fetlock and the top of the hoof.
By the US stallion Beveled out of Miss Anniversary, he was foaled on April 14, 1990, and his ewe neck, dipped back and very long pasterns did not augur well for his prospects.
I think the reason we got him so cheaply was because he was very long in his pasterns, but they've improved since," added Perratt.