Horse Conformation (Paperback)

By Equine Research

Lyons Press, 9781592284870, 496pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2004

List Price: 29.95*
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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 to, 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; as well as anatomical elements, teeth, and aging; body systems; and 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.

About 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.

Praise For Horse Conformation

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

"Nicely designed and written in a way that will allow novices and professionals alike to gain insight into the influence that conformation has on their horses. It's a great addition to any horse lover's bookshelf."--Horse & Rider