Basic Horse Hoof Anatomy Drawing – Cross-section View – Normal Hoof

This basic anatomy drawing shows a labeled cross-section of the parts of the horse’s hoof and leg below the fetlock.  The drawing is a color plate illustration from the book ‘Horse-Shoeing as It Is and as It Should Be’, by William Douglas, printed 1873 (out of copyright).

labeled cross-section drawing of normal horse hoof and leg below fetlock

Normal horse hoof anatomy drawing from an old farriery book