Parts of the Horse

Horses September 27, 2011 Print Friendly and PDF

Ashley Griffin, University of Kentucky

Horse breeders strive to breed horses with acceptable conformation because well-conformed horses are typically more athletic and apt to be superior performers. But to use the systematic process you develop, it is important to have a good working knowledge of the parts of a horse and their relative function.

Diagram of the Parts of the Horse

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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.