Unguligrade Locomotion


Unguligrade Locomotion | How Horses Walk

Unguligrade animals, called ungulates, are those which walk on the tips of their toes, typically on hooves

The term ungulate means in very broad terms ‘hoofed animal’

This includes include horses, deer, antelope, goats, pigs and sheep

This way of walking enables them to extend their stride length and so move faster

Diagram showing some examples of mammals with Unguligrade Locomotion

The Term Applies To All Sorts Of Hoofed Mammals

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