A Review and Update on Tendon and Ligament Injuries
As a horse propels himself toward a jump, he shifts his weight backward, gathers his hind end, and with a smooth propulsive motion extends his hind limbs, releasing amassed energy that launches his half-ton body into the air. He curls his fore and hind limbs toward his body, then transitions into landing by protracting his shock-absorbing forelimbs.

This athletic move—among others—is a massive coordinated feat, straining the hind te

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