Horse conformation

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Many characteristics can be faults or desired depending on the breed, for example for a light racing breed an upright shoulder would be a fault (shortening the stride), whereas for many heavy draught horse breeds it would be desired as more befitting for pulling with a horse collar. Some faults are universal, such as faults in the legs.

Overall shape and condition[edit]

Body condition[edit]

Frame of body[edit]

Heaviness[edit]

Neck[edit]

Topline[edit]