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.
Author: Juliet Hedge
Publisher: Globe Pequot
Category: Sports & Recreation
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.
And no matter how you're involved in the horse industry--as a buyer, trainer, rider, or breeder--this book will enrich your equestrian experience.
Author: Deb Bennett
Publisher: Trafalgar Square Publishing
Everything you need to know about horse anatomy is found here. Follow expert Dr. Deb Bennett as she takes an in-depth, informed look at conformation and reveals how to improve your performance and harmony with your horse. The three popular volumes of Principles of Conformation Analysis are now available in this one edition, providing the most comprehensive insight into equine structure and its effects on movement, soundness, and performance. Within these pages, you'll find: * Valuable guidelines for examining the suitability of horses for various activities * Hundreds of photos, charts, and drawings explaining various body parts and the way they work together * Detailed information on how to minimize conformational limitations and maximize your horse's performance, whatever his breed or sport * Simple methods for analyzing hind legs and detecting horses with lame backs * Exclusive lab exercises from Dr. Deb's files that offer practical help in evaluating your own horse Whether you're looking for an international dressage horse or a comfortable pleasure mount, Principles of Conformation Analysis will improve your eye for conformation.And no matter how you're involved in the horse industry--as a buyer, trainer, rider, or breeder--this book will enrich your equestrian experience.
The buildup: Horse conformation Conformation is horse lingo for the way a horse
is put together. ... may want to check out the excellent book Horse Conformation: Structure, Soundness, and Performance, by Equine Research (Lyons Press).
Author: Audrey Pavia
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Giddy up! Your guide to horseback riding is here! There’s nothing quite like the sound of a horse’s gallop. Add to that the sight of its mane catching wind as its powerhouse body criss-crosses the boundary of strength and graceful agility. They are majestic creatures to behold—and if you’ve caught the equine bug, Horseback Riding For Dummies is all you need to get saddled up and started on your journey to riding into the sunset! Inside, riders at the beginner level will discover the differences between Western and English riding styles, get the knowledge to select the best stable and instructor, and so much more! Choose the riding discipline that best suits your interests Find a qualified riding instructor Learn how to enter the competitive riding world Fit and care for the saddle, bridle, and other equipment Once you’ve fallen for one of these beautiful animals, it’s hard to hold your horses—and this guide is here to give you the skills and know-how to take that excitement to the ring!
Author: Gail Williams (BA (Hons) PhD.)Publish On: 1999
This text explains why everyone involved in horse management should understand the principles of correct foot balance and the repercussions of good, bad and indifferent shoeing.
Author: Gail Williams (BA (Hons) PhD.)
This text explains why everyone involved in horse management should understand the principles of correct foot balance and the repercussions of good, bad and indifferent shoeing. Studies show that up to 95 per cent of all horses have some form of foot imbalance which will predispose them to injury. Common problems that can be attributed to faulty foot balance include: bad backs; bruised heels; hoof cracks; shortened stride/stumbling; arthritis; navicular disease/syndrome; chip fractures; sheared heels; and degenerative diseases. The book describes how good basic farriery, particularly through paying attention to foot balance, can be used to maintain and even enhance performance and soundness in the horse. It explains how to check the horse's medio-lateral balance with the aid of a T-square, as well as how to assess the hoof/pastern axis and what to look for when picking up the foot. The authors also discuss the connection between poor feet and bad backs, and show how skilled farriery can give horses with less-than-perfect conformation the best chance to stay sound.
4 (2): 273–283. doi:10.1080/02724634.1984.10012009. Hedge, J., and Wagoner
, D.M. (2004). Horse Conformation: Structure, Soundness and Performance.
Guilford, CT: Globe Pequot. pp. 307–308. ISBN 1-59228-487-6. OCLC 56012597
Author: Debbie Busby
Publisher: Ivy Press
The Horse: A Natural History looks not only at the horse in the human context, but also at its own story, and at the way horses live and have lived both alongside people and independently. An initial chapter on Evolution & Development takes the reader from the tiny prehistoric Eohippus to modern-day Equus. Subsequent chapters on Anatomy & Biology and Society & Behavior offer a succinct explanation of equine anatomy, and outline the current thinking on horse behavior, incorporating information taken from the most recent research. Chapter 4, Horses & People, studies the part the horse has played in human history. Finally, a visually stunning gallery of breeds offers wonderful photographs alongside individual breed profiles. This is an essential addition to every horse enthusiasts library.
PERFORMANCE. Conformation. CHAPTER. BRONWYN GREGORY Conformation can be defined as the “formation of something by ... as this does
not guarantee performance or soundness, and “imperfect” conformation does not
necessarily exclude a horse from performing at elite levels. ... The conformation
or inherent anatomic structure of the horse is an integral part of the equine
Author: David R. Hodgson
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Showing how to maximize performance in horses, The Athletic Horse: Principles and Practice of Equine Sports Medicine, 2nd Editiondescribes sports training regimens and how to reduce musculoskeletal injuries. Practical coverage addresses the anatomical and physiological basis of equine exercise and performance, centering on evaluation, imaging, pharmacology, and training recommendations for sports such as racing and show jumping. Now in full color, this edition includes new rehabilitation techniques, the latest imaging techniques, and the best methods for equine transportation.Written by expert educators Dr. David Hodgson, Dr. Catherine McGowan, and Dr. Kenneth McKeever, with a panel of highly qualified contributing authors. Expert international contributors provide cutting-edge equine information from the top countries in performance-horse research: the U.S., Australia, U.K., South Africa, and Canada. The latest nutritional guidelines maximize the performance of the equine athlete. Extensive reference lists at the end of each chapter provide up-to-date resources for further research and study. NEW full-color photographs depict external clinical signs, allowing more accurate clinical recognition. NEW and improved imaging techniques maximize your ability to assess equine performance. UPDATED drug information is presented as it applies to treatment and to new regulations for drug use in the equine athlete. NEW advances in methods of transporting equine athletes ensure that the amount of stress on the athlete is kept to a minimum. NEW rehabilitation techniques help to prepare the equine athlete for a return to the job. Two NEW authors, Dr. Catherine McGowan and Dr. Kenneth McKeever, are highly recognized experts in the field.
conformation. C. A horse with toe-in conformation. Figure 2.13. Base-narrow, toe-
in conformation. Figure 2.15. ... of mild toe-in conformation in elite sport horses,
indicating minor deviations do not impair soundness or performance.21 ... Base-
Narrow, Toe-In Conformation (Figure 2.13) Base-narrow, toe-in conformation
causes excessive strain on the lateral collateral support structures of carpus,
Author: Gary M. Baxter
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
The Sixth Edition of Adams and Stashak’s Lameness in Horses builds on the book’s reputation as the classic gold-standard reference on equine lameness. Now in full color, the text has been fully revised and streamlined to improve user-friendliness, with a new, simplified format and a stronger emphasis on the diagnosis and management of lameness. A valuable supplementary DVD provides a complete guide to diagnosing lameness, offering additional anatomical images; video clips demonstrating key procedures such as physical examination, flexion tests, perineural and intrasynovial anesthesia; and examples of lameness conditions in motion. The Sixth Edition presents new or significantly rewritten chapters on the axial skeleton, principles of musculoskeletal disease, principles of therapy for lameness, occupation-related lameness conditions, and lameness in the young horse. The diagnostic procedures chapter has also been significantly expanded to reflect advances in this important area. Adams and Stashak’s Lameness in Horses, Sixth Edition is an essential addition to any equine practitioner’s bookshelf.
An unsoundness is anything that causes a horse to be unserviceable for the task
at hand , including blindness and ... about such things as racing records , halter
and cattle - working performance , structural soundness and conformation score .
The following articles deal with the effect of conformation and soundness on the horse ' s performance and how that performance influences the rider with
disability . ... their viewpoints on the effect of different levels of training on both the horse ' s and the rider ' s physical performance . ... The Horse Structure and
C[ 9 Horse Conformation as to Soundness and Performance. This work is the
separately published collection of Green's articles on the structure and function of
the horse which he published serially in the issues of The Tally Boo\ from i960 to
Robert A. Wilson's complete descriptions of every item Ben K. Green ever published, reproductions of dust jackets, title pages and art from all major and many lesser-known Green works, excerpts from important reviews, a section on Green's obituaries, and a complete index.
San Francisco : Council Oak Books , 2004 . p . cm . Originally published : HORSE conformation : 636 . 1 ' 0891 structure , soundness , and performance / Equine
Research Inc . ; veterinary editor , Juliet Hedge ; editor , Don Wagoner . Ist Lyons
CONFORMATION - A KEY TO HORSE PERFORMANCE Ву Larry M. Slade , Ph.D
. Associate Professor Department of Animal ... If any aspects of conformation are
more important than others in athletic performance , they are probably the structures and alignment of the feet and legs . These features contribute to soundness , as well as performance and has led to the axiom , accepted by
horsemen since ...
95 How to Build Small Barns & Outbuildings by Monte Burch Plans for over 20
farm structures , including a horse barn , calf hutch ... 95 Horse Conformation by
Ben K . Green Classic equine reference on performance and soundness from
head to hoof , includes how to tell a horse ' s true age up to 29 years , fully
Author: Heather Smith ThomasPublish On: 2005-03-15
It is much easier for the horse and for the rider and trainer to accomplish a job if
the horse's structure enables him to do the work easily . ... HEART AND
WILLINGNESS There is more to performance success than having perfect conformation . ... Structural integrity , the strength and soundness of the stay
apparatus ( the system of muscles , tendons , and ligaments that helps support
the horse while ...
Author: Heather Smith Thomas
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 and recognize proper balance, leg angles, and height as you confidently select horses that have superior durability, trainability, and athletic potential.
Author: American Horse Shows AssociationPublish On: 1971
Entries may be refused an award unless they return to ring for conformation or soundness with the same complete bridle in which they have performed . ...
Judges must penalize but not necessarily eliminate horses with structural faults ,
defects and blemishes ( such as pinfiring ) in areas which may ... When the class
is held in a ring the performance starts as the horse enters and ends when he
To appreciate outstanding conformation you'll need to be able to overlook minor
blemishes and focus on structure and harmony of ... As they are usually
structured , for a particular type of work or potential horse shows simply do not
permit for ongoing soundness . enough interaction ... rules that require halter
enumerated quickly ) rather than pick horses to compete in performance ing horses . classes .
Author: Equine Research PublicationsPublish On: 1978
Conformation : Emphasis on correct conformation will make selection for performance easier since a horse must be conformed properly to perform
efficiently . A horse should be balanced and have good basic structure with no conformational defects that could lead to ... Soundness : Many conformational
defects can impair a horse ' s action and ability to function normally , and can
often result in ...
Any conformational or subtle soundness queries can be addressed in light of the horse's proven ability to perform its task. ... or insidious • Exact nature of problem (
limb swelling, lameness, or poor performance) • Progression of problem •
Response to treatment ... Particular attention should be paid to the palmar
metacarpal structures for presence of subtle, diffuse filling and any discrete
swelling, heat, ...
Author: Michael W. Ross
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Covering many different diagnostic tools, this essential resource explores both traditional treatments and alternative therapies for conditions that can cause gait abnormalities in horses. Broader in scope than any other book of its kind, this edition describes equine sporting activities and specific lameness conditions in major sport horse types, and includes up-to-date information on all imaging modalities. This title includes additional digital media when purchased in print format. For this digital book edition, media content may not be included. Cutting-edge information on diagnostic application for computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging includes the most comprehensive section available on MRI in the live horse. Coverage of traditional treatment modalities also includes many aspects of alternative therapy, with a practical and realistic perspective on prognosis. An examination of the various types of horses used in sports describes the lameness conditions to which each horse type is particularly prone, as well as differences in prognosis. Guidelines on how to proceed when a diagnosis cannot easily be reached help you manage conditions when faced with the limitations of current diagnostic capabilities. Clinical examination and diagnostic analgesia are given a special emphasis. Practical, hands-on information covers a wide range of horse types from around the world. A global perspective is provided by a team of international authors, editors, and contributors. A full-color insert shows thermography images. Updated chapters include the most current information on topics such as MRI, foot pain, stem cell therapy, and shock wave treatment. Two new chapters include The Biomechanics of the Equine Limb and its Effect on Lameness and Clinical Use of Stem Cells, Marrow Components, and Other Growth Factors. The chapter on the hock has been expanded substantially, and the section on lameness associated with the foot has been completely rewritten to include state-of-the-art information based on what has been learned from MRI. Many new figures appear throughout the book.
QUARTER HORSES The ability to Judge Quarter Horses is founded upon a
knowledge of breed conformation and experience ... in the order of their
excellence— subject to breed requirements — from the standpoint of conformation, soundness, and quality. The Quarter Horse is a performance
animal, thus the judge may give careful consideration to characteristics which ...
A qualified Quarter Horse judge has knowledge of the skeletal and muscular structure of the animal as well as an ...