Re: [RC] Multi-day Horses - Susan Young Casey
--- Heidi Smith <heidi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> It is not
> HEIGHT that determines how much bone is needed, it
> is WEIGHT. The thumb
> rule is 8" for a 1000 lb. horse. And although the
> relationship isn't
> perfectly linear, one can figure that a 1200 lb
> horse had better have well
> over 9" while an 800 lb horse has oddles at 7".
Although this formula isn't linear, I still did a
little calculating. A horse needs one inch of bone
for every 125 pounds. So, an 800# horse needs at
least a 6.4 inch cannon bone and a 1200# horse needs
at least a 9.6 inch cannon.
Is my logic correct?
Susan Young Casey, Princess of Pink, LIW, RRHA, RHS
Semper Obliquo (Always aside)
Glenndale Grace Farm, Ft Gibson, Oklahoma U.S.A.
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- Re: [RC] Multi-day Horses, Heidi Smith