Wednesday 6 July 2011
The Horse’s Skeleton
The horse’s skeleton typically has 205 bones, but I won’t be going through all of them as I think you may get a bit bored, so I will just be telling you some things about the horses skeleton I think you might find interesting. First of all let’s start with a few of the bone names, coffin bone, nasal bone, cranium, and the mandible, take sometime and have a look at the skeleton yourself. (Click to enlarge.)
Now time for some facts, some Arabian horses have five lumber vertebrae instead of the normal six, and seventeen pairs of ribs instead of the eighteen that is normally seen in other horses, out of the 205 bones in a horses skeleton 80 of them are located in its legs. Anyway there is a lot about the horse’s skeleton but that will have to wait for another post, hope I didn’t bore you.