Re: [RC] Multiday Horses  Heidi Smith
> 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?
Your MATH is correct, yes. Since the formula is not linear (LOGIC tells you
that if you apply this math, you would have miniature horses on toothpicks
and draft horses on tree trunks), I'd fudge a little and add a bit to the
800# horse and take a bit off the 1200# horse. (A good mathemetician could
likely give us a volumetric sort of formula or crosssectional formula that
would be REALLY accurate.) But given the starting point of the 8" for
1000#, and the logic that makes you add a bit to the smaller ones and
subtract a tad from the larger ones after you do the math, I'd like to see
an 800# horse somewhere a little over 6.5 minimum and the 1200# one
approaching 9.5.....
Heidi
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