This section is from the book "The Horse - Its Treatment In Health And Disease", by J. Wortley Axe. Also available from Amazon: The Horse. Its Treatment In Health And Disease.
The most superficial muscle of the croup. It is V-shaped, and situated immediately beneath the gluteal fascia.
Origin. - By its anterior arm from the point of the ilium or haunch-bone. By its posterior arm from the gluteal fascia. Passing downward these two branches converge and unite.
Insertion. - Into the trochanter minor externus, a bony prominence on the outer nice of the thioh-bone.
Action. - To abduct or draw the thigh outward.
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