Some articles on hooves:
... A hoof ( /ˈhuːf/ or /ˈhʊf/), plural hooves ( /ˈhuːvz/ or /ˈhʊvz/) or hoofs ( /ˈhʊfs/), is the tip of a toe of an ungulate mammal, strengthened by a ... Hooves grow continuously, and are constantly worn down by use ... (such as sheep, goats, deer, cattle, bison and pigs) have two main hooves on each foot, together called a cloven hoof ...
... Both wild and feral equid hooves have enormous strength and resilience, allowing any gait on any ground ... Thus, it is proposed that other domestic breeds could develop similar hooves if raised under similar conditions ...
... looking at leg structure, the judge then wants to look at the hooves and pasterns ... As the leg structure affects much of the hoof structure, the hooves are very vulnerable ... Hooves need to be of equal size and correct shape ...
... The terrain should be varied, including gravel or hard surfaces and a water feature where the hooves can be wet occasionally ... to observe the way in which their natural foraging and roaming affected their hooves ... They noticed that the hooves of these horses had a different configuration from domestic horses kept in soft pasture, having shorter toes and thicker, stronger hoof walls ...
... The distinction between cloven and uncloven hooves is highly relevant for dietary laws of Judaism (Kashrut), as set forth in the Torah and the Talmud ... Animals that both chew their cud (ruminate) and have cloven hooves are allowed (kosher), whereas those that have only one of these two characteristics are considered unclean animals and Jews are forbidden to ... the hare because they ruminate but have no cloven hooves, and the pig because it has cloven hooves but does not ruminate ...
Famous quotes containing the word hooves:
“Peering, I heard the hooves come down the hill.
The posse passed, twelve horse; the leaders face
Was worn as limestone on an ancient sill.”
—Allen Tate (18991979)
“Think, when we talk of horses, that you see them
Printing their proud hooves i the receiving earth;
For tis your thoughts that now must deck our kings.”
—William Shakespeare (15641616)
“Your hooves have stamped at the black margin of the wood,
Even where horrible green parrots call and swing.
My works are all stamped down into the sultry mud.”
—William Butler Yeats (18651939)