Horses ain't got any ankles: they're only pasterns.
"At the Back of the North Wind" by George MacDonald
The Virginian noticed the slight limp of the mare, and how her pastern was cut as if with a stone or the sharp heel of a boot.
"The Virginian" by Owen Wister
Its hoofs are thin, and the pasterns are too low; the animal will soon go lame.
"Thais" by Anatole France
His broad, deep chest, his sinewy and quivering flank, his straight pastern, showed him to be a thoroughbred.
"Condensed Novels" by Bret Harte
Lad found his hold, just above the right pastern.
"Further Adventures of Lad" by Albert Payson Terhune
The hither horse greased in the off-pastern of the hind leg.
"The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle, Volume I" by Tobias Smollett
His courser was Arabian, in whose crest and pastern show A glossy coat as soft as silk, as white as driven snow.
"Moorish Literature" by Anonymous
Yet the swelling increased until from pastern to hock was neither shape nor grace.
"Horses Nine" by Sewell Ford
It is not that, but the shank of his horse, broken above the pastern joint!
"Gaspar the Gaucho" by Mayne Reid
It was a big, compact animal with the long sloping pasterns of a horse bred for speed.
"The Law-Breakers" by Ridgwell Cullum