Thursday, June 23, 2016

What is a bull neck?

A bull neck is an excessively short and thick neck - one that resembles the neck of a cow. It's actually considered desirable in pulling horses (the collar sits better), but undesirable in riding horses as the horse finds it harder to balance.

This rather scruffy Mongolian horse has a bull neck - and a very pretty saddle. Image source: Latebird via Wikimedia Commons.

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