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hoof click to hear : hoof

Thick corneous casing covering and protecting the terminal end of the limb; it rests on the ground while the horse is walking and absorbs shocks.
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toe clip horseshoe side wall quarter heel bulb coronet toe

toe clip click to hear : toe clip

Triangular iron clip mounted on the toe of the hoof to protect the corneous material and to hold the horseshoe in place.

horseshoe click to hear : horseshoe

Curved metal band nailed under the wall of the hoof to protect it against wear, to absorb shocks and to provide better traction on the ground.

side wall click to hear : side wall

Side part of the wall of the hoof between the toe and the quarter.

quarter click to hear : quarter

Side part of the wall of the hoof between the heel and the side wall.

heel click to hear : heel

Rear portion of the wall of the hoof between the quarters and opposite the toe.

bulb click to hear : bulb

Corneous eminence ending at the frog and joining with the heel.

coronet click to hear : coronet

Bulge from which the wall of the hoof grows; it secretes a varnish to protect the hoof from humidity and dryness.

toe click to hear : toe

Front part of the wall of the hoof between the side walls and opposite the heel.