speedy-cutting

speedy-cutting

when the medial aspect of the carpus or metacarpus of the horse is struck by the hoof on the opposite forelimb when moving at a fast speed and when turned sharply.

speedy-cutting boot
a boot worn over the wall of the hoof to prevent this injury.
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Defects and peculiarities in the gait include forging, interfering, brushing, striking, paddling, winding, scalping, speedy-cutting, cross-firing, pointing, dwelling, trappy, pounding, and rolling.
Speedy-cutting occurs when a trotter or pacer traveling at speed hits its hind leg above the scalping mark against the shoe of a breaking-over forefoot (Figure 6-14).