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 thick fleshy muscle lying on the inner face of the thigh-bone.
Origin. - From the internal surface and front of the femur.
Insertion. - Into the upper part of the patella and its internal lateral ligament.
Action. - To extend the tibia on the femur.
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