Asked: November 10, 20202020-11-10T11:36:17+00:00 2020-11-10T11:36:17+00:00 what is the purpose of a chestnut on a horse ? scarlett 50 Questions 0 Answers 0 Best Answers 0 Points View Profile scarlett hello, what is the purpose of a chestnut on a horse ? horse 1 Answer Voted Oldest Recent madison 0 Questions 50 Answers 50 Best Answers 50 Points View Profile Best Answer madison 2020-11-10T11:37:19+00:00Added an answer on November 10, 2020 at 11:37 am Chestnuts are also called as a night eye; it is a callus that forms over time on the body of horse usually forms on the internal side of the foreleg. It is considered as a normal part of horses which are inherited from early form of horses. They are unique to each and every horse and vary in shapes and size. The chestnuts can be trimmed or peeled from the body of the horse for the purpose of grooming without causing any pain to the horse. Some horses contain them on all four legs and some don’t have any. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Leave an answerLeave an answerCancel reply Attachment Select file Browse Featured image Select file Browse Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.