This book series contains the best of the world’s largest collection of conformation photos of horses belonging to people of ordinary means. Over 400 examples! Highly readable, this series is addressed to every horse owner and everyone who works with horses:
Riders and Trainers: The anatomical keys to collection, which conformations are best adapted for various disciplines and activities, and why.
Breeders and Owners: Complete information on growth and maturation, when to “start” young horses, methods for predicting the mature height and appearance of foals.
Equine massage and hands-on therapists: Essential information concerning the intimate relationship of the horse’s back to its limbs; brilliant illustrations showing anatomical linkages; many labeled illustrations of the surface musculature; the anatomy of saddle fitting.
Farriers and hoof care professionals: Concepts of hoof balance; how and why hoof imbalances develop; reliable and accurate field methods for assessing the straightness of limbs and the degree of hoof imbalance. With complete dissection sequence of the lower limbs and various internal parts of the hoof.
Equine dentists: Detailed presentation of skull and tooth structure, ageing by the teeth and its limitations, malocclusions detectable by the ordinary owner. Excellent for professional development as well as client education.
Veterinarians: Review of latest research, insightful presentation of the biomechanics of movement; novel concepts to assist in lameness assessment; new insights concerning function of stay and reciprocating apparatus and check ligaments all contribute to professional development. Excellent illustrations and big format very helpful in client education.
Horse show judges, School & College judging teams, “Ag” program teachers: This is a comprehensive reference work and an essential textbook. Important study for Pony Clubbers going for their “A” rating and 4H members seeking advanced skills.
Ordinary horse owners: Our most important readers! Bill Steinkraus, onetime captain of the U.S. Olympic jumping team, famously said: “If you hope to succeed, you cannot just be a rider; you must be a rider AND a reader.” Because this book gives correct information based on the actual anatomical structure of the horse, it will improve you as a rider as well as sharpening your eye for conformation. Let’s go find your next most-successful and most-fun horse!
This three-volume set represents the culmination of Dr. Deb’s lifetime of conformation research and teaching. Clear illustrations and reader-friendly explanations dissolve the mysteries behind the technical details. Let’s go find your next most-fun horse! Please see the individual books for full table of contents and description.