Mares

For breeding purposes mares also undergo a selection process. As well as fulfilling pedigree requirements, mares have to pass an inspection in which their breed type, conformation, movement and correctness of gaits are assessed.

In Germany, this is known as the Studbook Inspection.
In New Zealand, we call it the Mare Classification.

Mare performance testing is available in New Zealand, but is not compulsory for the breeding approval of the mare.