Conformation and Unsoundness: Pick a Leg, Any Leg

Horsemanship Level 4: Identifying Lameness When you deepen your study of conformation you will begin to look at its effects on a horse’s movement, which can tell you much about its ability, soundness, and scope.  For Level 4 Horsemanship, we ask you to begin sharpening your eye by identifying unsoundness and distinguishing which leg is…

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Conformation: Built to Work

Horsemanship Level 4: Conformation & Unsoundness pt II Previously we looked at types of horses, their differing builds and their abilities.  This week we’ll examine general conformation, and what to look for when assessing any horse. Over centuries of domestication, selective breeding has created the variety of breeds and types we looked at in the…

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