Knowing a little about how the horse is put together can help you understand when something is wrong and what the problem might be related to. Understanding the various systems can also help you understand proper equine management and avoid many problems. This chapter provides a brief overview of a horse's anatomy, but it is no substitute for your veterinarian's advice. There are many more comprehensive books on horse health and anatomy that you should own in your library if you have a horse. For a list, see the resources in the back of this book.
FIGURE 9.1: The Parts of the Horse