American Quarter Horse Conformation Chart

Learn the structure of a horse, plus conformation standards for an American Quarter Horse, all packed into this FREE downloadable chart.

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Download the American Quarter Horse Conformation chart and you’ll receive a thorough illustration of the points of a horse. Knowledge of points is of great importance when making applications to register an animal with the American Quarter Horse Association.

Do you know a crest from a croup? Elbows from hocks? This free downloadable chart is perfect for any horseman or -woman learning horse conformation or anyone wanting to brush up on their knowledge.

Conformation Standards of the American Quarter Horse

The Quarter Horse’s conformation is what sets him apart from other breeds, contributing to the Quarter Horse’s speed, hard-working and athletic ability.

Learn the standards for Quarter Horse conformation and what is good conformation for a Quarter Horse, including:

  • STANCE - The American Quarter Horse normally stands at ease with his legs well under him which explains his ability to move quickly in any direction.

  • ACTION - The American Quarter Horse is collected in action enabling him to turn or stop with noticeable ease and balance, with his hocks always well under him.

  • HEAD - The head of an American Quarter Horse reflects alert intelligence. He has a short, broad head topped by small ears; kind wide-set eyes; large nostrils; short muzzle; and firm mouth. Well defined jaws give off an impression of strength.

Get six more standards of Quarter Horse conformation when you download the free chart.

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Or go to the American Quarter Horse Anatomy page for a free e-book that details a Quarter Horse’s external features, muscles, organs, skeleton, feet and teeth.

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