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Wither injuries: what you need to know *H&H VIP*

The structure of the withers makes this bony ridge vulnerable to bruising or fracture, especially if a horse rears and falls over backwards. Graham Hunter MRCVS explains

The withers are formed by dorsal extensions between the horse’s shoulder blades, from around the third to the 11th thoracic vertebrae.