Conformation is important to all breeds and types of horses because of its relationship to performance. The well-conformed horse will be a superior athlete. The competent horse judge or evaluator will recognize the differences between individuals and select the more desirably conformed horse. The information in this fact sheet will serve as a tool for a student of horse evaluation to improve his or her evaluation skills.
"TNH-6001-Evaluating Conformation of Horses," The University of Tennessee Agricultural Extension Service, TNH-6001 3/03 E12-4415-00-027-03, http://trace.tennessee.edu/utk_agexani/36