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fetlock

, fetterlock
1. a projection behind and above a horse's hoof: the part of the leg between the cannon bone and the pastern
2. the joint at this part of the leg
3. the tuft of hair growing from this part
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They found the prairies saturated with the heavy cold rains, prevalent in certain seasons of the year in this part of the country, the wagon wheels sank deep in the mire, the horses were often to the fetlock, and both steed and rider were completely jaded by the evening of the 12th, when they reached the Kansas River; a fine stream about three hundred yards wide, entering the Missouri from the south.
For a few miles the road was good, and they made rapid progress, but suddenly it became only a waste of sand, into which the horses sank fetlock deep at nearly every step.
Horrock, at a question from Fred about his horse's fetlock, turned sideways in his saddle, and watched the horse's action for the space of three minutes, then turned forward, twitched his own bridle, and remained silent with a profile neither more nor less sceptical than it had been.
In the balmy summer evenings, The children would all be out in force, With sugar lumps and carrots, For the endless lines of working horse, Trotting back to rest their muddy fetlocks, In the comfort of their back-street stalls.
At, birth the pastern and fetlocks of the fore legs and sometimes the carpal joints are flexed to varying degrees due to shortening of the superficial and deep digital flexors and associated muscles.
I really wanted to pay tribute to true champions in Denman and Kauto Star as they bent their fetlocks to the new king of the Cheltenham Hill, the outstandingly gifted Long Run.
I SAID FETLOCKS Harmony looks proper Bo (Derek) in this shot
He was so weak his hind legs were buckling and his fetlocks dragged agonisingly on the floor when spotted by a passer-by in Coulsdon, Surrey.
Kirk Michael, who returned to make all and justify odds-on favouritism in a hack canter to win his maiden at Wolverhampton by 12 lengths last December, has not been seen since, but Candy said: "We had problems with his front fetlocks, but he has been working well at home and, although he will obviously come on for the run, I would expect him to give a good account of himself.