This horse had injured one front leg, and foundered on the other due to overuse.  With pain in both front legs, he was standing "camped under" with sickle hocks, positioning the rear legs far forward to take weight off the front legs.  Standing in this abnormal position often leads to back and hindquarters pain that may disable the horse from most useful action.

Chronic lameness and camped under

Credit: Anne Lichtenwalner

Digital Credit: Anne Lichtenwalner

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Description: This horse had injured one front leg, and foundered on the other due to overuse. With pain in both front legs, he was standing "camped under" with sickle hocks, positioning the rear legs far forward to take weight off the front legs. Standing in this abnormal position often leads to back and hindquarters pain that may disable the horse from most useful action.

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