Monday, October 01, 2007
Last Monday night Ryan and I went to his Uncle's horseshoeing class at SRJC Shone Farm.
Task of the day - dissecting horse legs! It sounds like a gross activity but it's actually very interesting. The horse's leg is very complex and it's fascinating to see how it actually works. At Cal Poly we did a lot of dissections in my animal science classes so it wasn't foreign territory but it's amazing how quickly you can forget!
See if you can identify some of the main tendons,ligaments, and bones:
Superficial Flexor Tendon
Deep Digital Flexor Tendon
Navicular bone & bursa
For a more detailed picture (slightly grosser) check this pic out : Detailed View