The Horse Conformation Handbook

The Horse Conformation Handbook

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by Heather Smith Thomas, Jo Anna Rissanen
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1580175589

ISBN-13: 9781580175586

Pub. Date: 03/15/2005

Publisher: Storey Books

Horses with good conformation move fluidly, experience less wear and tear on joints, and are more apt to stay fit. Explaining how conformation relates to structure and function, Heather Smith Thomas shows you how to identify a horse’s desirable attributes and potential faults. You’ll learn to train your eye to see past an animal’s physical beauty

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Horses with good conformation move fluidly, experience less wear and tear on joints, and are more apt to stay fit. Explaining how conformation relates to structure and function, Heather Smith Thomas shows you how to identify a horse’s desirable attributes and potential faults. You’ll learn to train your eye to see past an animal’s physical beauty and recognize proper balance, leg angles, and height as you confidently select horses that have superior durability, trainability, and athletic potential.

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ISBN-13:
9781580175586
Publisher:
Storey Books
Publication date:
03/15/2005
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
257,005
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.94(h) x 0.94(d)

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The Horse Conformation Handbook 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Living_4_JESUS More than 1 year ago
Very intensive, yet so well-written and illustrated it is fairly easy to use and understand. Excellent work. I applaud the author, who must have spent an enormus amount of time and reserach to present such a though and well-made book. Very much well worth the money.
Ashlbee More than 1 year ago
More a text book than a handbook as the title suggests, this is a great, comprehensive guide understandable by all literate audiences yet still maintaining depth of information. It has both easy to understand information and more challenging curriculum for an advanced audience. My one critique would be it repeats information several times throughout the text.
An0nym0use More than 1 year ago
I highly recommend this book to anyone wanting to learn about horse conformation. It was my first book on conformation, and here I am, two years later, still learning from it. It is almost guaranteed that you'll learn about correct horse conformation if you read this book (Surprisingly, I can't say this about all the "conformation" books I've read/looked at). I recommend pairing it with Robert Oliver's "A Photographic Guide to Conformation." Heather Thomas will give you the detailed explanation, and maybe an illustration, and then you can open up Oliver's book and see a picture of a real horse with the conformation Thomas was writing about.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago