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    06-11-2012, 10:19 AM
Gender differences?

I'm not an expert on confo, so I was wondering if you make a difference when judging mares, geldings and stallions. I guess most of judging conformation is about functionality and soundness, so gender wouldn't make a big difference there. Are there any notable differences in muscling and fat deposits (other than stallion-type muscles)? It seems like in some breeds mares and geldings look pretty similar while in others (e.g. Very much in Andalusians for me) the guys and the girls look very different.
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    06-11-2012, 10:45 AM
I don't take into account gender when I am judging conformation. Good confirmation is good conformation. Bad is bad.

Breed type does make a difference. Obviously. But a sickle hocked horse is a sickle hocked horse.

Muscling is usually different between stallions vs a mare or a gelding. But...genetics plays a part, breed plays a part, exercise routine, feeding etc.
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    06-11-2012, 09:46 PM
The only time sex comes into judging conformation is when evaluating a horse's breed and sex type.

Stallions should be masculine.
Mares should be feminine.
Geldings should be pretty.

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