Equine Skeletal Anatomy Chart

Lateral view of equine skeletal anatomy


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“I am extremely happy with these illustrations, which will help my students immensely, and keep Equestricare looking professional. Wendy is very easy to work with and really knows what she’s doing. Her attention to detail is second to none and her work is beautiful. I will be contacting her again next time I need veterinary illustrations.”

– from Jessica Blackwell
Director of Equestricare


This custom veterinary anatomical illustration of the equine skeletal system features a lateral view of a horse in motion rather than the usual standing pose, since the client it was created for works with performance horses. This image includes the complete skeleton of the horse. There are two other illustrations which are associated with this illustration, one of the deep musculature of the horse, and another of the superficial musculature of the horse.

This is one of a series of three images originally created for Equestricare in Australia, which is a company specializing in equine sports medicine and massage therapy for these amazing athletes.

Equine skeletal anatomy shown:

1. Skull, 2. Mandible, 3. 7 Cervical Vertebrae, 3a. Cervical Vertebra 1 – Atlas, 3b. Cervical Vertebra 2 – Axis, 4. 18 Thoracic Vertebrae, 5. 6 Lumbar Vertebrae, 6. 5 Sacral Vertebrae, 7. 15-21 Caudal Vertebrae, 8. 18 Ribs, 9. Sternum, 10. Scapula, 10a. Scapular cartilage, 10b. Tuber spinae (scapular spine), 11. Humerus, 11a. Deltoid tuberosity, 12. Ulna, 12a. Olecranon of the ulna, 13. Radius, 14. Intermediate carpal, 15. Ulnar carpal, 16. Accessory carpal, 17. Third carpal, 18. Fourth carpal, 19. Third metacarpal, 20. Fourth metacarpal, 21. P1 First (proximal) phalanx, 22. P2 Second (middle) phalanx, 23. P3 Third (distal) phalanx, 24. Lateral sesamoid, 25. Radial carpal, 26. Second carpal, 27. Second metacarpal, 28. Medial sesamoid, 29. Pelvis, 29a.Tuber coxae, 29b. Tuber sacrum, 29c. Ischium, 29d. Ischial tuberosity, 30. Femur, 30a. Greater trochanter, 31. Patella, 32. Tibia, 33. Fibula, 34. Calcaneous, 35. Talus, 36. Central tarsal, 37. Third tarsal, 38. First and second tarsal bones (fused), 39. Fourth metatarsal 40. Third metatarsal, 41. Second metatarsal, 42. Fourth tarsal.