A sound horse is one that doesn’t limp or drag his feet, but it’s by no means a horse that moves symmetrically. Results from new three-dimensional (3-D) studies of the angular motions of horses’ legs suggest that most horses’ movements differ depending on the direction they travel on a circle, according to a Dutch equitation scientist.

“In equestrian sports, symmetry is an important part of training,” said Lotte Hardeman, PhD candidate and resea

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