Fetal Growth of a Horse Foot

horse leg growth

This diagram shows the fetal development of a horse foot.

So, modern horses have vestigial extra toes, which are too small to be easily noticed. Occasionally an unusual horse is born. For example, according to the historian Suetonius,

[Julius Caesar] used to ride a remarkable horse, which had feet that were almost human, the hooves being cleft like toes.

Last modified: 22 July 1999

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