Hoof Anatomy

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Horse Hoof Anatomy - Cross section view

Horse Hoof Anatomy - Cross section view

Not for the faint of heart!  Visit the site linked below to see a library of images of equine cadaver feet and legs, showing internal and external, and normal and abnormal anatomy.

Horse Anatomy Photos from HorseScience

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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


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