A message from Anonymous
If we don't breed animals with mild genetic issues, why do we allow humans with major genetic issues to keep breeding?

Not you again.

Speaking of insulin resistance, have some nightmare fuel.

Speaking of insulin resistance, have some nightmare fuel.

welcometofigtown said: likely insulin resistant, but doesn’t strike me as cushingnoid. but i agree.

Her crest, shoulder pads, and shitty feet made that my immediate assumption, but hey, I’m just a kid.

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Apparently this is a broodmare at a local ranch and her breed is “some sort of draft horse”.

"some sort of trainwreck with Cushing’s and a head longer than her neck."

Submitted by Howtohavegaysubtext

Apparently this is a broodmare at a local ranch and her breed is “some sort of draft horse”.

"some sort of trainwreck with Cushing’s and a head longer than her neck."

A message from Anonymous
that qh's barrel looks like it belongs to a completely different horse

The chestnut from earlier? That’s a stud. Everybody scream with me.

A message from Anonymous
Hi, I don't want to be a bother... But I really want to learn about more about conformation and I was wondering if you could recommend any books, sites, etc?

I actually don’t know of any good comprehensive sources, believe it or not. I’ve kind of absorbed my knowledge from a lot of different places.

Something that I’ve found to be really helpful is pulling up different breed standards and comparing what they list as ideal conformation traits to actual successful horses of that breed. It’s a good way to learn what you should be looking for, but you can take it deeper and try to figure out how each specific trait would affect the horse. 

Studying anatomy in general is a great idea too, and for that I’d recommend How Your Horse Moves by Gillian Higgins to start. It’s actually required reading for my equine anatomy class and I really wish I’d picked it up sooner. Not specifically about conformation, but it’s full of really useful information on the underlying bones and muscles and what each one actually does.

Aaaand I know I’m not exactly active here and not exactly an expert, but you can always try me for any questions.

A message from Anonymous
Conformation critique of benno's nor'easter?

Why, are you going to buy him?

Very fancy little dude, great overall balance, more of a jumper’s build than a dedicated dressage pony (note pasterns, shoulder). Gorgeous topline, and he actually looks legitimately uphill, not just high-withered!

Good choice. I’d absolutely recommend him if you’re short enough. 

No.

No.

A message from Anonymous
do you have that gif of the quarter horse getting a really big butt and then kinda taking off?? i saw it on here once but i cant find it

Credit to tumblr user springly.

A message from kiyarasabel
I'm so annoyed, I decided to browse a breeder's website I used to like and they don't have any conformation pics anywhere. You've ruined me.