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Re: RC: Cannon bones/Tendon size

>In a message dated 11/3/99 9:02:09 AM Pacific Standard Time,
> writes:
><< 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>

Happy Trails,

in NV
& Rocky, 2,010 miles....<gasp>
& Weaver, 3,155 miles....what does this mean we're gonna break or something?

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