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Why Do Horses Have Chestnuts and Ergots on Their Legs?

One of our older horses’ has chestnuts and ergots that are very apparent, which stirs my grandchildren’s curiosity. They routinely ask why does he have them and what are they for. So I decided to do some research to provide an answer. Horse chestnuts and ergots are callous on a horse’s legs. Chestnuts are believed …

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