ANSC 109, Class Notes, 9-16-10, Conformation

ANSC 109, Class Notes, 9-16-10, Conformation - ANSC 109...

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ANSC 109, Conformation Conformation is the overall blending of body parts to form a ______________________________ A way to Evaluate Conformation Watch horse track (walk and trot) to evaluate _________________________ and way of going Examine horse’s _________________________ Examine horse from _________________________ Examine horse from _________________________ Head Short, well set _________________________ Large, bold _________________________ Short distance from _____________________ to muzzle Large _________________________ Refined _________________________ “Breediness” From The Horse Industry Handbook , 2003 Neck Used as a balance arm Throatlatch should be _______________ and _________________________ _______________ top line and _________________________ bottom line Determined by the _____________________ of the ________________________ From The Horse Industry Handbook , 2003 Shoulder Ideal slope is ______________________________________ Usually corresponds to _________________________ angle Longer shoulders = longer _________________________ Steeper shoulders = increased _______________ to the rider and the bony column Topline _________________________ - prominent _________________________ – short and strong _________________________ – (area between last rib and the croup) short and muscular _________________________ – long and gently sloping Typically we want a croup that has some, but not too much slope to it A horse with a steep croup is better at _____________________________________ A horse with a level croup is better at _____________________________________
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This note was uploaded on 01/17/2012 for the course ANSCI 109 taught by Professor Katherinethomson during the Fall '10 term at Tarleton.

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