What are hindquarters?

Some articles on hindquarters:

Common Zebra - Physical Description
... of the body, which tend towards the horizontal on the hindquarters ... striping on the underparts, the legs and the hindquarters ... to be described, the now-extinct quagga, had plain brown hindquarters ...
Equine Conformation - Conformation of The Hindquarters and Hips
... The Hindquarters Short Hindquarters Measured from the point of hip to the point of buttock, the hindquarters should be ideally at least 30% of length of overall horse ... Tends to reduce the horse's ability to fully engage the hindquarters need for collection or to break in a sliding stop Horse is most suited for pleasure sports that don’t require ... Harder for a horse to “get under” and engage the hindquarters ...
Lateral Movement - Movements in One Place
... Additionally, the pivot on the hindquarters and turn on the center are seen in Western riding ... of the exercises, asking the horse to move his hindquarters around his forehand, so that the hindquarters inscribe an arc ... asks the horse to move his forehand around the hindquarters, so that the forelegs inscribe an arc, with the horse bent in the direction of the turn ...
Aids Within The Canter - Aids For Shortening Stride
... stride, it rebalances its weight toward the hindquarters ... The hindquarters will sink lower toward the ground, and the forehand will appear higher and lighter ... the restraining aids to ask the horse to engage the hindquarters, yet keeping the leg to the horse's sides to keep impulsion ...

More definitions of "hindquarters":

  • (noun): The part of a quadruped that corresponds to the human buttocks.
    Synonyms: croup, croupe, rump