String'halt` noun (Far.) An habitual sudden twitching of the hinder leg of a horse, or an involuntary or convulsive contraction of the muscles that raise the hock. [ Written also springhalt .]
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<veterinary> An habitual sudden twitching of the hinder leg of a horse, or an involuntary or convulsive contraction of the muscles that raise the hock. ... Alternative forms: springhalt. ... Source: Websters Dictionary ... (01 Mar 1998) ...
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• (n.) An habitual sudden twitching of the hinder leg of a horse, or an involuntary or convulsive contraction of the muscles that raise the hock.
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Condition in which the horse involuntarily hyperflexes the hock as it walks; the cause is unknown.
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Stringhalt is a sudden flexion of one or both hind legs in the horse, most easily seen while the horse is walking or trotting. It is most evident when the horse is backing up slowly, turning on the affected leg, or suddenly frightened. It involves one or both hind limbs of the horse. It is a spasmo...
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A nervous disorder in horses, causing a jerking movement, higher than the natural gait, of one or both hind legs, as if stepping over an invisible object.[page needed]
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