Draft Horse Digest Podcast- Ep 31 – Conformation Part 2: The Front End Assembly

In Episode 31 we discuss the proper front end assembly of a draft horse.  In this episode we go into detail about how the shoulder assembly affects the use and function of a horse. We discuss:

  • Point of draft
  • How horses with different shoulder angles should be harnessed differently
  • How correct shoulder slope affects motion
  • Why high withers are important
  • Why we look for a prominent breast bone and point of shoulder
  • Some Conformational flaws to look out for
Windermere's North American Maid
Windermere’s North American Maid, better known as Moose, displaying a desirable shoulder assembly.

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“Cut and Run” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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