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Table 1.

Mean (range) length changes in the left forelimb of four horses during the stance phase of trot (3.5 m s-1), right lead canter (6 m s-1 and 8 m s-1) and right lead gallop (12 m s-1)

Speed (m s-1)
3.56812
Proximal length change (mm) 12 (6-14) 6 (4-9) 11 (3-16) 12 (9-15) 
Distal length change (mm) 80 (67-86) 86 (68-96) 96 (80-109) 127 (106-128) 
Ratio of mean length change Distal:Proximal 7.9 15.2 12.7 10.0 
Speed (m s-1)
3.56812
Proximal length change (mm) 12 (6-14) 6 (4-9) 11 (3-16) 12 (9-15) 
Distal length change (mm) 80 (67-86) 86 (68-96) 96 (80-109) 127 (106-128) 
Ratio of mean length change Distal:Proximal 7.9 15.2 12.7 10.0 

Proximal length change is that which occurs between the proximal scapula and the elbow joint; distal length change is that which occurs between the elbow and the hoof (N=4).

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