This difference, very marked especially at the region of the toe, is correlated with that of the direction of the pastern.
There are three of these joints—the fetlock, pastern, and coffin.
Cratches, a swelling on a horse's pastern, under the fetlock.
They may be found on the inside of the legs, just above the pastern joint.
Sometimes, from no visible cause, large pieces of skin slough from the heel and pastern.
Swelling of pastern and "scouring" were the only symptoms in several cases.
Look at his shoulder; and see what limbs he has; and what a pastern!
The Virginian noticed the slight limp of the mare, and how her pastern was cut as if with a stone or the sharp heel of a boot.
The shoulder should slope slightly backward and the pastern joint, immediately above the hoof, slightly backward.
It corresponds to the region which, situated between the pastern and the hoof, is known as the cornet.
late 13c., "shackle fixed on the foot of a horse or other beast," from Old French pasturon (Modern French paturon), diminutive of pasture "shackle for a horse in pasture," from Vulgar Latin *pastoria, noun use of fem. of Latin pastorius "of herdsmen," from pastor "shepherd" (see pastor). Metathesis of -r- and following vowel occurred 1500s. Sense extended (1520s) to part of the leg to which the tether was attached.