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Re: RC: RE: Re: Cannon bones/Tendon size

In a message dated 11/3/99 6:54:45 AM Pacific Standard Time, writes:

<< My old mostly-egyptian mare was 14.3 1/2 Hands (if she was due to be shod
 soon!) and had a cannon bone of 7 1/4" and a moderate build.  Weight of
 around 880 lbs.   >>

She would have been very close to the adequate ratio at that 
measurement--when one figures an 8" minimum per 1000 lbs, an 880# horse 
should have a minimum of 7.286, which is only a few hundredths of an inch 
over her 7.25--and quite frankly, I doubt that you are apt to be measuring to 
that level of precision.  That circumference would fit well with a moderate 
build.  That would not concern me at all for a "moderate" heavyweight such as 
the weight you gave of 218--more than adequate.  She was carrying a fraction 
less than a quarter of her own weight (not bad at all) and was right at the 
point of adequate substance.


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