Diagram of the well-proportioned horse

Diagram of the well-proportioned horse

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Caption: The well-proportioned horse. Illustration from a book on horsemanship, depicting the supposed ideal proportions of a show horse. Various parts of the body are labelled in the margins. This woodcut illustration comes from 'Gli ordini di cavalcare' (The Rules of Horsemanship) by Frederico Grisone published in 1550.

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