Horse Anatomy 101
Learning the key parts of a horse’s anatomy is an important part of horsemanship. We asked Kestrel to be our model so you can learn more about what a horse’s body parts are called and how they help the horse.
There’s a lot to learn, but you don’t have to do it all at once. We’ve divided this horse anatomy lesson into three sections so you can tackle one set of horse body parts at a time. Once you’re done studying a level, you can test yourself with our quizzes. When you get a perfect score, move on to the next level!
Horse Anatomy Vocabulary – Novice
You’re just getting started. Good for you!
A horse’s tail is not only pretty, but is very useful for swatting away flies during the summer. A horse might also swish its tail to let you or another horse know that it is annoyed about something. Kestrel once got his tail caught on something and pulled most of it out. It took three years before it grew out enough to look like a tail again.
Horse Anatomy Vocabulary – Student
You’ve learned the basics and want to know more. Keep going!
Horse Anatomy Vocabulary – Apprentice
You’re diving in and starting to talk like a pro! Congratulations.