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Tip Of The Day: Determining Lameness By The Stance Of The Horse ( Classical Front End Stances)

Updated: Mar 13

Some are obvious of course while others are more subtle. When one front leg is continuously held out in front of the horse then there is almost certainly a problem in that limb. When both front legs are placed ahead of the animal then the horse is standing in a classical "founder" position. A horse standing with both front legs back is in a classical "navicular" stance especially if this is accompanied with the hind legs well underneath the animal. That's the tip of the day!

Founder Stance

Navicular Stance

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