The anatomy of the equine with fine legs and a large body, puts the horse in a precarious position, and, as a horse owner, taking prompt action when it comes to any indications of lameness can save time and money and possibly your horse's life.
This series of five articles on equine conformation should be of great help when selecting the horse for the job you want done. Any well-built horse can do nearly any job reasonably well if the horse is well balanced with good body proportions, proper angles and straight, sound legs and if he has what horsemen call "heart."
Learn how the conformation of the hind legs of your horse affects both soundness and athletic ability as discussed in this article, the fourth in the series of articles on horse conformation, by noted author Heather Smith Thomas.
Conformation of the front legs of your horse is discussed in this article, third in the series by noted author Heather Smith Thomas.
Conformation of the head and shoulders of your horse is discussed in this article, second in the series by noted author Heather Smith Thomas.
A horse is a horse - I think not! Learn how conformation differs among various types of horses that are breed for different types of activities. Selecting the right breed for your equine interests should be your goal.
Learn about the dangers of riding or conditioning your horse in deep sand. Avoid the strains, stresses and fatigue that come from riding in deep sand.
Judging a horse's conformation takes careful study and knowledge of horse anatomy. Because of their importance to the performance and soundness of a horse, the legs are the major area of focus in judging conformation.
Bell boots, splint boots, polo wraps - learn what these protective boots can do to protect your horse during exercise, training and in the arena.
Great information about things that you can do the prevent lameness in your horse. Expert farrier Brandon DeShane gives you the what and why to help you keep your horse sound.