Puff ratings - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 2 Old 05-30-2010, 11:40 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 198
• Horses: 0
Puff ratings

Is your horse speed or distance orientated.

  • Speediest 4
  • Versatile 9
  • Ever lasting 14
How does your horse rate?
Horsegears is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 Old 05-31-2010, 10:55 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 198
• Horses: 0
How far can your horse run, without running out of Puff ?

Puff factor rating............ 5f to 2 miles

Puff factor is a guide to the distance your horse can run before its out of gas........

You are most welcome to estimate your own horses Puff rating with your original listing

In a more serious sense, it can be used as a *guide to assess

What sort of discipline suits your horse based on levering, or bone structure only, muscle shape/mass not considered, thus apply common sense.
  • 5 - 7f Tough'n'ready types, Barrel, sprinting racehorses
  • 7 - 9f Cow horse, versatile.
  • 8 - 10f Versatile, jumping, mddle distance racehorse.
  • 9 - 11f Eventer, versatile.
  • 11f+ Lean'n'refined, Show horse, long distance racehorse, endurence
Or advancing on that
  • Uphill type (higher rating)
  • Downhill type (lower rating)
  • Speed/sprinting (lower rating)
  • Endurence (higher rating)
  • Show type (higher rating)
  • Barrel type (lower rating)
  • Stride length (higher the rating, longer the stride)
  • Strength through stance stage (lower rating)
  • Speed through recovery phase (higher rating)
  • Flexibility (higher rating)
  • etc etc etc
Or define it as
  • Speed 6f
  • Versatile 9f
  • Endurence 10f
So its a rating that tells you alot about your horse, without actually criticizing your horse, or saying anything !!!!

Both high and low ratings can be good, depending on what you wish to do with the horse......
Horsegears is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What are horse ratings F2, F3 csuebele Horse Breeding 5 04-20-2010 09:07 AM
Pony Club Ratings = S ak_showgirl Horse Talk 2 12-30-2009 10:14 PM
Wind Puff knaskedov Horse Health 3 07-24-2008 11:55 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome