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  • Percheron conformation
  • Ideal conformation in percherons

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    11-26-2010, 10:47 PM
Doesn't the ribcage end quite in front of the flank? Like... a palm or a palm and a half or so?
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    11-26-2010, 10:51 PM
Step 9

Take the sum of all parts. Start with the balance of the horse, and go from there, put the weaknesses with any countering strengths and then decide whether the horse will be "seriously" hindered, "slightly" hindered, "passable", or "excellent".

At this point we have enough to give a pretty basic, but "tough" picture of the horse.
    11-26-2010, 10:52 PM
Originally Posted by mumiinek    
Doesn't the ribcage end quite in front of the flank? Like... a palm or a palm and a half or so?
Sometimes, it's definitely best if you can go out and feel for that last rib... a rough gage would be approx. 4 fingers, it might be further ahead of that, or further behind though - it will depend on the length of back a little.
    11-26-2010, 10:55 PM
598--body line
61.9--shoulder slope
96--shoulder angle
191--ilium length (point of hip to point of buttock)
31.9%--hip to buttock over body line
187--femur length (buttock to stifle)
299--back length
315--ribcage length
325--neck length
54.3%--neck/body length

So his neck is a little too long? Might be because it's stretched so low. According to these measurements it's 54.3% of the total body line, and the back length is 92.5% of the back length.
    11-26-2010, 11:02 PM

    11-26-2010, 11:27 PM
They don't stand alone though - a horse is the sum of all it's parts, so we're going to connect the angles with the lengths. The longer a scapula and humorous the more compensation there is for less than ideal angles.
I made a slight oversight here... I should clarify that the greater length of humorous is only good if it's paired with a longer scapula. The "ideal" humorous length is 50-60% of the scapula. Very sorry about that, I think I'm having information overload.
    11-26-2010, 11:32 PM
^^Oh good, my humerus/scapula is 56.9%. That's average?

By the way, could you tell me what you see in Arthur's conformation?
    11-26-2010, 11:50 PM
I think you summed him up pretty good.

His biggest faults are : He's a little downhill - which is going to make it harder for him to get back onto his hindquarter, his shoulder slope is a little steep, his back is maybe a little on the longer side, and his neck has a bit of a straight structure... but overall, he's a nice little horse. I'd say pretty much each of his obvious weaknesses is paired with a strength that will help balance it out.
    11-26-2010, 11:58 PM
Thanks! He's a great horse and IMO looks great for 23!
    11-27-2010, 12:19 AM
I'm going to try my new Percheron mare. Do I have the box set up right? It's not the best confo photo in the world but I'm going to try with it.
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