Join Date: May 2007
Location: Fairbanks, Alaska
I figured it would be fun to continue the educational vein that we have recently started as far as the conformation of horses.
The challenge is:
Find a good conformation photo/photos of a horse that you think closely or perfectly fits the conformational ideal. Side, front, and rear would be ideal, but I think if there is at least a full body side shot, it will work. Be sure to list the breed and any other relevant stats that you can find.
You can use ad photos, images found on the net, or photos of horses you know.
Everyone else's job will be to try to find at least 1 conformational fault on that horse. If you choose to list a fault on a horse, please be prepared to explain it in detail as others may not share the opinion if it is not clearly illustrated.
It might help for people to number the contestant horses as they are entered so that people critiquing them can refer to them by number. I also think it might be best to leave off the name of the horse for fairness to all contestant photos (in case someone uses a photo of a horse that is popular by name). :) :)
I am assuming this will be rather difficult because it seems that there is something a little off of ideal with most every horse, but we will see...
Also, if anyone has any links to good websites for description of ideal conformation, terms, and illustrations of what to look for, that might help people critique - that would be awesome.
Remember, this is supposed to be fun and educational, so everyone play nice. :) Happy hunting.