Dee
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Dee asked in PetsHorses · 1 decade ago

A couple questions about horse conformation?

Hi everyone!

A lot of people in the horse section talk about horse conformation, how it's good or bad etc.

I know that a horse with a bad arch in his back would have a bad conformation, so that he could get hurt, etc. but could you explain more about this? Maybe pictures showing good and bad?

Thanks!

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Madison and Honeybee, that second horse doesn't have horrible conformation, he's a draft horse which is totally different then a light horse. And his fur isn't weird, he's clipped. Its supposed to be like that, it keeps him cooler.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equine_conformation

    Tells you all kinds of stuff about horses conformation. Very helpful lol. Here's a horse with good confo:

    http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.rob...

    Aaand a horse with bad confo-

    http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.hor...

    Lol and a horse with less drastic bad confo-

    http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.lea...

    Although its still really bad lol.

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  • 4 years ago

    His good line is extremely sunken in. His necks would not tie into his sholders o.k. for this reason the dip genuine till now his withers with might make experience that he's heavy on the forehan. Uh his is definitely down hill thats uh ya. He seems kinda over on the knee together with his front leg in this image. do in basic terms lots of gathered trotting to get that good line up. extraordinarily face in spite of the undeniable fact that. Oh and whilst a horse is down hill it places stress on their front legs surprisingly in the event that they end or something

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  • 1 decade ago

    very good question. a horses conformation is based on the way it's built. for example, this horse has nice conformation. a flat back, nice neck, nice legs and just looks correct.

    http://www.learn-about-horses.com/image-files/a-ho...

    and, here is a horse with 'not so good' conformation

    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3214/2425747199_34e...

    he has a dipped back, short, fat neck, big hind quarters, big head, and may i mention that his fur is... weird! look at where the saddle would sit and his legs!

    but i really liked your question.

    Happy Trails!

    EDIT::: Julie, that appy doesn't have bad conformation. it's actually really good. and why 8 THUMBS DOWN? why!

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