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  • Concentrated training overcome conformation faults
  • Fixing conformation faults

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    07-21-2010, 03:00 PM

I'm currently in the process of buying a horse, and I always take a look at conformation every time I see a new horse. Can someone tell me everything you know about good and bad conformation and conformation faults?

I saw one grey TB and my trainer said that his "neck comes out of is shoulder on the low side, which is common in TB's." She told me that this just gives them a first reaction to lift their head when they get off-balance. The horse is currently in training on the flat work, and the trainer can keep him perfectly round, but he will put his head up for a split second every now and then. He is still 5. More information on this please?

And please let me know about other conformation differences that can be fixable/non-fixable/trainable.

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    07-21-2010, 03:17 PM
You can't fix conformation. It's just how the horse is put together.

You can overcome some conformational faults through training and muscling, but there's no such thing as 'fixing' them.
    07-21-2010, 03:36 PM
Yeah I know that, I guess that's what I meant haha.
    07-21-2010, 03:58 PM
Check out this link.
Equine conformation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I know it's a Wiki link, but it has some really good information.
    07-21-2010, 04:30 PM
Thankyou (:
    07-21-2010, 04:46 PM
Post some pictures :)
    07-21-2010, 08:50 PM
Originally Posted by King    
Post some pictures :)
Do you want me or someone else to?

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