Definition of pastern 1 : a part of the foot of an equine extending from the fetlock to the top of the hoof — see horse illustration 2 : a part of the leg of an animal other than an equine that corresponds to the pastern 1 : a part of the foot of an equine extending from the fetlock to the top of the hoofWhat is the etymology of the word pastern?
History and Etymology for pastern. Middle French pasturon, from pasture pastern, from Old French empasturer to hobble (a horse), from pasture tether, modification of Late Latin ( chorda) pastoria, from Latin, feminine of pastorius of a herdsman, from pastor herdsman — more at pastor.What is the root word of pastron?
[Alteration of Middle English pastron, hobble, pastern, from Old French pasturon, diminutive of pasture, pasture, tether, alteration of *pastoire, from Latin pāstōria, feminine sing. of pāstōrius, of herdsmen, from pāstor, shepherd; see pastor.] American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition.What are the benefits of pasterns for dogs?
Pasterns work together with a dog’s paws to “shock absorb” the impact of running and jumping while providing flexibility of movement. Those parts, however, are only as good as the rest of the dog’s structure.