Book on Draft conformation
Posted by Jane at 2015-09-03 06:31:33
Is there any books out there that have what is the ideal comformation on different drafts?
Response by DAle Wagner at 2015-09-03 11:43:51
The correct conformation is the same for any breed of horse.
Response by Klaus Karbaumer at 2015-09-03 20:05:03
To my knowledge the breeding associations put out information what they want to see in their horses, so if you go to those various websites you'll find what you are looking for. Sometimes those points might be interchangeable, but not always, because there are definitely different descriptions for instance what is desired in girth or height, size and slope of croup, circumference of cannon bone, length and slope of pastern ( compare e.g. the Suffolk with the Clydesdale) etc.
These associations should also have printed material. Among the publications in English I have the
"The Encyclopedia of the Horse" by Elwyn Hartley Edwards,
which contains many breed descriptions, albeit not only of draft horses.
Response by Bob A. at 2015-09-04 18:42:28
I have a book that was used by high school judging teams.It is Titled Livestock Judging Handbook, copyright 1937-41-43-45-47 & 1951 by interstate printers and publishers, Danville Ill. It has quite a bit on Drafts,Mules, Quarter Horses and livestock, very interesting.
If you cannot find one I would consider letting you borrow mine.
PO Box 2067, Cedar Rapids IA 52406-2067