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Unformatted text preview: CONFORMATION SPORT HORSE TYPE HUNTER TYPE STOCK TYPE SADDLE TYPE PLEASURE & VERSATILITY TYPE What is Conformation? Physical appearance of an animal due to the arrangement of muscles, bone, & other body tissue Improved conformation> increased athleticism Each breed has ideal characteristics Anatomy Components of Conformation Neck Balance Shoulder Topline Hindquarters Muscle (proportional) Balance Single most important characteristic in equine selection Forms basis for athletic performance HEAD Lean, clean chisled Triangular Eyes large and set on corners of face Profile straight or slightly dished Neck Assists with balance Long,lean,high set Correlated to shoulder slope Topline: Bottom line 2:1 CHEST, HEARTGIRTH & RIBS Chest deep & moderately wide Rib cage well sprung Deep heart girth Shoulder Slope critical to balance impacts proportions of neck Impacts proportions of back 45 to 50 degree angle Pastern angle:shoulder angle Slope of Shoulder TOPLINE COMPONENTS...
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