I got to watch a leg dissection! *WARNING GRAPHIC PICS*
So this weekend I was luck enough to have an opportunity to see a horse leg dissection. It was really cool and educational, it's nice having a better understanding of how the leg works and is so easily affected. I got some pictures and figured you guys might be interested in seeing them. Interestingly we found what was likely this horse was PTS, the sesamoid bone which is supposed to be securely attached was almost completely detached. *These horses died humanely and the legs were acquired legally.
the first is the sensitive sole.
then the inside of the bottom of the hoof (Imagine holding a hoof to pick it out, this is the other side of what you're looking at)
the tendon right under the skin, flexor tendon
flexor tendon again
and the other side of the sesamoid bone.
Equestrianism; 10% luck, 20% skill, 15% concentrated power of will, 5% pleasure, 50% pain and 100% reason to remember you're absolutely insane to be riding a beast that big.
Last edited by Samstead; 12-10-2012 at 04:36 PM.