Conformation Analysis and Foal Assessments – for 8+ score
Foals – remember that no two foals are alike – Type, Foundation, Movement
Type – a good balanced frame. Not too big nor too small.
Fillies – feminine, expressive and elegant
Colts – masculine, strong and athletic
Foundation – correct angles hoof to pastern both from the front and side views
- correct lines shoulder to scapula, croup to hock
- correct lines down through limbs
Movement – springy, ground covering trot with an uphill tendency, moving through
the whole body with good joint articulation, and hind legs pushing through
- 4 beat walk with swing through the back and showing good overstep. Looks like a panther
See the following online also
Horse Conformation Analysis – University of Arkansas US Dept of Agriculture for a good read.