Bone. As in the refers to a horses leg

This is the measurement of the circumference around the horses cannon bone about halfway between the knee and the fetlock joints. Eight inches of bone is the average for a Thoroughbred.  “flat bone” indicates that the cannon and the back tendon are parallel, with the tendon clean-cut and standing well  away from the cannon  bone. The word “flat” refers to the  appearance of the cannon, which  is wide and flat when viewed from the side although narrow from the front, and does not mean  that the bone itself is flat.

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