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Evaluating Conformation: How a Horse's Form Affects Its Function (Staff)

Time limit: 120 days


Full course description

Evaluating Conformation:  How a Horse's Form Affects Its Function (Educators)

This self-paced online course will provide key information on the essential elements of assessing horse conformation.

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Time Requirements

  • 2 hours total.
  • The course is divided into 5 modules which can be completed at your own pace.
  • Each module should take approximately 10-30 minutes to complete.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Determine what creates a well-balanced horse.
  • Identify what aspects of structure impact a horse's performance
  • List the specific areas to evaluate muscle
  • Describe what characteristics create high quality in a horse
  • Compare how structure impacts how a horse travels or moves

Teaching Method

This is an asynchronous, self-paced course.  You will watch videos, engage in learning activities, and take quizzes.  


  • Assessing Equine Conformation:  Balance
  • Assessing Equine Conformation:  Structure
  • Assessing Equine Conformation:  Muscling
  • Assessing Equine Conformation:  Quality, Breed, and Sex Characteristics
  • Assessing Equine Conformation:  Tracking

Completing the Course

  • To complete the course, you must access all pages and earn 80% on the assessments.
  • Once you have completed the course, you can print a certificate of completion. 

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