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

Updated: Mar 13, 2023

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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