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Conformation Quiz #1 Conformation Quiz #1 Presentation Transcript

  • CONFORMATION QUIZ #1
  • WHAT’S WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE?
  • PASTERN ANGLEThe angles of shoulder, pastern andhoof determine shock absorption Too little angle causes concussion Too much results in breakdown of the soft tissue structures of the legThe shoulder and the pastern shouldbe the same angle.45 degrees is ideal
  • WHY DOES PASTERN ANGLE MATTER? Upright pasterns results in increases concussion of joints and the heels of the foot. Diseases associated with upright pasterns include: Arthritis (Degenerative Joint Disease) Navicular Syndrome Underrun heels Upright pasterns lead to a short choppy gait which is uncomfortable for the rider as well as the horse.
  • THE WEIGHT OF THE HORSESHOULD FALL BEHIND THE HEELS
  • WEIGHT OVER THE HEELSUpright conformationforces all the weight ontothe heels and thenavicular bone