Watch Hagyard Equine Medical Institute veterinarian Dr. Liz Barrett discuss basic horse anatomy.

About This Video

Dr. Liz Barrett, a sport horse veterinarian and equine surgeon at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, takes you through a basic horse anatomy lesson, pointing out the location of many important bones, organs, ligaments, and tendons. Her description is accompanied by a digital model that highlights each internal structure as she describes it. 

Key Principles:

  • Horse Head
  • Horse Body Structure
  • Horse Leg Structure

About The Expert

Dr. Liz Barrett
Dr. Liz Barrett
Associate Veterinarian and Surgeon, Hagyard Equine Medical Institute

Dr. Liz Barrett, DVM, MS, DACVS, is an associate veterinarian and surgeon at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Lexington, Kentucky. A native of Canada, she completed her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at Atlantic Veterinary College before completing a surgical internship at Hagyard and a surgical residency and master’s program at Auburn University. Her research has focused on tendon repair after laceration and on colic. She joined Hagyard’s Sport Horse team in the fall of 2013, concentrating on lameness and emergency work. She is an FEI-permitted treating veterinarian. For more information about Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, visit their website.