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    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