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.
A small, fleshy muscle placed beneath the atlas.
Origin. - From the body of the bone last named.
Insertion. - Into the styloid process of the occipital bone.
Action. - To assist in flexing the head on the neck.
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