For my equine exercise physiology class we're using a neat program called On Track to look at conformation and movement. It's much cooler than my little MS Paint pictures that I did for Jetta's conformation. It can do angles and lengths, all sorts of nifty things.
We have to do a final project for the class and I've decided to analyze conformation for dressage. Basically modeling it after the conformation clinic you'd see in Practical Horseman. I'd like to compare 5 horses. I have a limited amount of time with this program and free time in general, so depending on how many pictures I get I might not be able to do them all. But, hopefully I can!
- Horse must be set up properly (square or "open" stance), preferably on hard, level ground. Ideally not standing in tall grass or deep arena footing.
- No woolly mammoths. A little fuzz is okay, but the furrier they are the harder it is to analyze.
- I don't care if they're braided or in a halter or really if they're all that clean.
- You have to be ok with me potentially using the picture in my project. Only my teacher is going to see it. I'd like to share some on the blog (I promise I won't tear them to shreds!), but if you don't want it to be, specify that in your email.
- Good quality photos only, no cell phone pictures.
- Include name, age, height and breed.
- Doesn't have to be a dressage horse. I'd like to get a range of body types so jumpers, western, endurance, whatever!
|Good photo except for the grass!|
I'm really hoping people will take me up on this. I'm definitely not an expert on conformation, but I like to think I'm well educated, though everyone will have their own opinion on conformation.
Let me know if you have any questions and if you'd like to help me out, send a picture with the horse's information to firstname.lastname@example.org