stringhalt


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stringhalt

(strĭng′hôlt′)
n.
A nervous disorder in horses characterized by spasmodic movements in the hind legs that cause the feet to rise abnormally high.

string′halt′ed adj.
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Back the horse and observe hock action for stringhalt and crampiness.
Pint, the stringhalted male, rose above his handicap long enough to pull his stake from the ground and wrap his trailing rope around my dwarf Red Delicious tree, converting it into a dwarf clothesline post.
and Tanar, report on the incidence of Upward fixation of patella (Stringhalt) in bovines of Udaipur area in Rajasthan.
stringhalt (stringiness, crampiness)--An ill-defined disease of the nervous system characterized by sudden lifting or jerking upward of one or both of the hind legs; most obvious when the horse takes the first step or two.
"He is a nightmare to keep sound as he has stringhalt and it's one day at a time with him.
He has a stringhalt, and most of his best form has been on right-handed tracks.
He will be easily spotted in the paddock because of the trait known as stringhalt,by which a horse raises its hind leg to an exaggerated height when walking.