Horse Conformation: Structure, Soundness, and Performance: Equine Research

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The most comprehensive guide to the horse's body - inside and out - ever published.
In athletics as in architecture, form follows function, and nowhere is that truth more important than in equestrian sports. The better a horse's conformation (how the animal measures up, or "conforms," to the ideal standards of its breed or type), the better it will be able to perform. Using hundreds of photographs and drawings, this masterfully produced book will show you how to develop the ...
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Overview

The most comprehensive guide to the horse's body - inside and out - ever published.
In athletics as in architecture, form follows function, and nowhere is that truth more important than in equestrian sports. The better a horse's conformation (how the animal measures up, or "conforms," to the ideal standards of its breed or type), the better it will be able to perform. Using hundreds of photographs and drawings, this masterfully produced book will show you how to develop the "eye" that any horseman needs to assess equine conformation and anatomy. Its comprehensive text focuses on:

Ideal and abnormal conformation features
Balance and symmetry
The relationship between conformation faults and athletic ability
Colors and markings
Anatomical elements, teeth, and aging
Digestive, neurological, respiratory, and circulatory systems
The relationship between structure and function

Now in paperback, Horse Conformation is the single most valuable book on its subject and one that deserves a prominent place in every horse owner's or rider's library.

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"A Great book - so packed with information that it leaves the average and professional horse owner plenty of room to learn more."--Book News
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592284870
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/28/2004
  • Pages: 496
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

EQUINE RESEARCH, INC. is a respected publisher of horse-related academic and popular books. Its reference works include the contributions of the country's most authoritative veterinarians and other experts in their respective fields.
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  • Posted March 20, 2012

    Very Highly Recommended

    This book is very thorough with the detailed information provided. I highly recommend this book for all horse owners to read at least once and keep it as a reference guide for future inquiries!

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