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The Horse Conformation Handbook


The Horse Conformation Handbook by Brand: Storey Publishing, LLC at Birzula. SKU: VI-1580175597. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. Conformation concerns body structure and anatomy. In this comprehensive volume, Heather Smith Thomas explains how conformation relates to function


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Conformation concerns body structure and anatomy. In this comprehensive volume, Heather Smith Thomas explains how conformation relates to function and what to look for when evaluating a horse. She teaches the reader to see beyond a horse's physical beauty to identify desirable attributes and potential faults, and with copious illustrations and explanations, trains the eye to recognize the hallmarks of soundness, durability, trainability, and athletic potential.

Thomas begins with an in-depth discussion of equine anatomy and the importance of balance and proportion. She also explains how to detect "heart," that indefinable quality that distinguishes a horse from his peers and compels him to excel. The book concludes with real-world applications of the principles of good conformation, including helping a horse succeed by matching him with the right job and what the conformation of the aging horse can tell you.

Horses with good conformation move fluidly, experience less wear and tear on joints, and are more apt to stay fit and sound during a long life of service. Whether you're buying your first horse, choosing breeding stock, or simply want to learn more about your equine companion, The Horse Conformation Handbook will help you understand horses better than ever before.

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Manufacturer:Storey Publishing, LLC
Brand:Brand: Storey Publishing, LLC
Publisher:Storey Publishing, LLC
Studio:Storey Publishing, LLC
SKU:VI-1580175597
EAN:9781580175593
Item Weight:0 pounds
Item Size:1.19 x 11.13 x 11.13 inches
Package Weight:3 pounds
Package Size:8.5 x 1.3 x 1.3 inches

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