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post #1 of 5 Old 06-02-2009, 10:05 PM Thread Starter
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See, the thing about cow hocks is...

Cows don't even have cow hocks. Not really. I mean, I work on a dairy farm, and I constantly find myself comparing general conformation of the cows to that of the horses. And I noticed that the cows' hocks are rather straight, almost just like horses. Now, I'm assuming that the term did indeed come from the look of cows' hocks.

Just a little something that I've been thinking about. haha

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post #2 of 5 Old 06-02-2009, 10:42 PM
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What are cow hocks anyhow? D: I've heard of the term...never figured out what it looks like though.

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post #3 of 5 Old 06-02-2009, 11:00 PM Thread Starter
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Their hocks are slightly turned in. I'm pretty sure it's also called sickle-hocked? And I think it can result in being toed out. Google it for some pictures if you'd like.

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Cow hocks are when the point of the hocks are turned toward each other. In severe cases they nearly touch.

Sickle hocks are when the hock isn't at an angle, more like a curve from the stifle through to the fetlock.

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