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Mechanics of Equine Judging. Lameness. Lameness. Soundness of limb requirement for show ring Most breed associations disqualify lame animals. Judges should check for lameness regardless of class. Signs of Lameness. Head bobbing – Head goes up as lame forelimb strikes the ground

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lameness
Lameness
  • Soundness of limb requirement for show ring
  • Most breed associations disqualify lame animals.
  • Judges should check for lameness regardless of class
signs of lameness
Signs of Lameness
  • Head bobbing – Head goes up as lame forelimb strikes the ground
  • Lame on both forelimbs – shortened, stilted gait rather than head bob
  • Hip hikes up as lame rear limb strikes the ground and head drops
  • Attitude, willingness to move forward and expression are indicators
obvious lameness
Obvious Lameness
  • Consistently observable at the trot
  • Marked nodding, hitching or shortened stride
  • Inability to move
  • Minimum weight-training in motion or rest
conformation
Conformation
  • Physical appearance of animal due to arrangement of muscle, bone and tissues
  • Good – overall blending of parts to make animal suitable for purpose
  • Basic steps involved:
    • Tracking – Way of Going
    • Profile from distance
    • View from front/rear
elements of good conformation
Elements of Good Conformation
  • Attractive Head
    • Short, well set ears
    • Large, bold eyes
    • Short distance from eyes to muzzle
    • Large nostrils
    • Refined muzzle with shallow mouth
    • Sex characteristics
neck balance arm
Neck – Balance Arm
  • Throatlatch trim and refined
  • Depth of throatlatch equals one-half length of head
  • Top line of neck is distance from poll to withers
  • Bottom-line of neck is distance from throatlatch to neck-shoulder junction
balance single most important
Balance – Single Most Important
  • Forms basics for movement, length of stride and performance
  • Equine basically proportional, but may not be balanced
slope angle of shoulder
Slope (Angle) of Shoulder
  • Slope of shoulder determines top to bottom line ratios of neck as well as length of back to the length of underline
  • Steeper shoulder, shorter the equine’s stride
  • Angle of pastern correspond to angle of shoulder
top line
Top Line

Includes withers, back, loin or coupling and croup

From side – higher at the withers than croup

Short top line and long underline

Short back relative to long underline

Hindquarters appear square from side view

elements of conformation
Elements of Conformation
  • Barrel with good spring of rib
  • Depth of heart girth indicative of capacity for reproduction and athletic ability
  • Sex characteristics reflect masculinity of jaw and heavy muscling for male or refinement and feminity of female
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