This traditional carbondust study of the equine hock oblique posterior view was created during the creation of my masters thesis project where I was studying type 1 and type 2 equine osteoarthritis and how it affects the joints of the horse. To complete the study of this complex joint there are also illustrations of the anterior view, medial view and lateral view.
This illustration has been adapted into a digital color version for certain applications, such as magazine publications, in which more natural bone coloration was preferred over the original greyscale version. Both versions can be viewed on this page.
Key Elements of equine hock oblique posterior view
- Central tarsal bone
- First and second tarsal bones (fused)
- Third tarsal bone
- Fourth tarsal bone
- Second metatarsal bone
- Third metatarsal bone
- Fourth metatarsal bone