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Re: RC: Cannon bones/Tendon size
>In a message dated 11/3/99 9:02:09 AM Pacific Standard Time,
><< Question: How relative is the length of the cannon bone? Just
> curious. Is there some sort of a formula for figuring that too? I know
> both of my horses have similar circumferences to their legs but one is
> longer legged (and longer cannon-boned), even though they are similar
> weights. >>
Uh oh, I lied. I just now measured both the horses. Not real scientific,
cuz I was using a weight-tape rather than a measuring tape, and don't know
exactly from what point to what point to measure, but I did find out this:
Both horses have the same length of cannon bone, measured roughly from the
middle of the knee to the middle of the ankle.
The taller of the two horses has a longer forearm, but not by much. (must
be why he's taller, eh?)
They both have almost the same exact circumference, depending upon where
you measure exactly I can get measurements that vary by 1/4" or so.
It is sure deceiving though, how one looks stockier/bigger boned than the
other one. The shorter one weighs more (but not by a lot) As far as how
they move, they can both zip pretty good at a trot -- side by side each can
trot and keep up with the other at a pretty fast canter.
They both fail the 8" per 1000# criteria though. Guess that makes them
unusable for endurance. Anybody wanna couple of horses? <g>
& Rocky, 2,010 miles....<gasp>
& Weaver, 3,155 miles....what does this mean we're gonna break or something?
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