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        03-16-2013, 10:44 PM
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    Best Conformation For Equestrian Sports

    I haven't seen a thread like this one, so I figured I would start one. We have all seen how drastically different horse breeds can be (Clydesdale vs Arabian) - even horses of the same breed (barrel bred QH vs cutting bred QH). My question is what conformation makes a horse 'built' for a sport. Ignore the horses's drive to do it (let's just say every example horse we come up with WANTS to do said sport).

    I mean, for example - good barrel racers tend to be downhill and have very powerful hindquarters. Jumpers tend to be uphill and have longer legs.

    Here is a list of every discipline I could think of, feel free to add any I missed. Just add to the sport you have the best experience in, or know the most about.

    English:
    Dressage
    English Pleasure
    Eventing
    Field Hunter
    Foxhunter
    Hunt Seat
    Saddle Seat
    Show Hunter
    Show Jumper
    Show Hack
    Polo
    Equitation

    Western:
    Cowboy Mounted Shooting
    Reining
    Western Dressage
    Western Pleasure
    Competitive Trail
    Roping
    Cutting
    Barrel Racing
    Pole Bending
    Equitation

    Other:
    Racing
    Steeple Chasing
    Harness Racing
    Vaulting
    Driving (any sub-catagory of it)
    Halter (this one can be a very broad subject)
         

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