WHERE DOES IT HURT?
Q: Pain in which of the following areas can make it difficult for a horse to stand up after lying down? a. the forefeet b. the hock c. the neck d. any of the above
d. Pain in any of these areas can make it hard for a horse to get to his feet. before he rises, a horse stretches out his forelimbs and lifts his shoulders, putting weight on both front hooves. then, he must flex his hocks underneath himself to gain leverage to lift his hindquarters. finally, he throws his neck down and forward to create momentum to heave his body upward.