FETLOCK. A tuft of hair growing behind the pastern joint of a horse. Hence the joint itself is called the fetlock or pastern joint. Horses of a low size have scarcely any such tuft; but some draught horses have large fetlocks, and so much hair that if care be not taken to keep them clean, they will be subject to watery sores.
Harewood, Harry. A Dictionary of Sports. London: T. Tegg and son, 1835.
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