Pastern joint

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the joint in the hoof of the horse, and allied animals, between the great and small pastern bones.

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He came back from a pastern joint injury three years ago and he has three screws in it but the magnetic boot has done the trick," said Bowe.
She gave herslf a cut at Gowran Park last time and she had to have six stitches in her pastern joint," said trainer Paul Nolan.
When the foot is what we commonly hear of as being |broken back' (heels and angle being too low), then too much stress is put on the pastern and the pastern joint.