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Horse Conformation Handbook - HEATHER SMITH THOMAS

Paperback Published: 15th March 2005
ISBN: 9781580175586
Number Of Pages: 320

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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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Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Preliminariesp. 1
Anatomy and Principles of Conformationp. 6
Basic Anatomyp. 9
Head and Neck Conformationp. 27
The Teethp. 49
Chest Conformationp. 67
Back Conformationp. 81
Foreleg Conformationp. 105
Hindquarter Conformationp. 141
Foot Conformationp. 171
Evaluating a Horsep. 190
Body Proportionsp. 193
Body Anglesp. 205
Heightp. 221
How a Horse Movesp. 233
Athletic Abilityp. 253
Typep. 269
Soundnessp. 309
The Senior Horsep. 341
Appendixesp. 350
Applying What You've Learnedp. 352
Training Your Eye: Six Case Studiesp. 359
Glossaryp. 366
Recommended Readingp. 374
Indexp. 375
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ISBN: 9781580175586
ISBN-10: 1580175589
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 15th March 2005
Publisher: Storey Books
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.8 x 21.6  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 1.12

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