Conformation of Hindlimbs ( Side )


Greenacres Stud




The Conformation of a horse Hindlimbs as viewed from the side , can be assessed from the following diagrams by comparing the movement of the axis X-X and Y-Y in relation to the datum axis A-A.

1 = " Regular Conformation ". 

2 = " Camped Behind "   It lengthens the base of support but throws more supporting function upon the muscles of the back and loins so that the horse may also exhibit a " sway back " as well as always being liable to slip backwards during movement.

3 = " Under Himself Behind "  The base of support is shortened and equilibrium is less stable : the horse is liable to slip forwards during movement and forging is likely to occur.








                                                                       Copyright © 2005 Greenacres Stud. All rights reserved.





About Us
Press Cuttings
Free Newsletter
Show Jumping Team
Foals Index
Our Mares
Stallions We Use
Horse Buying Tips
Famous Stallions
Horse Videos
Greenacres Blog
Jumping News
History of Jumping
History - Eventing
History - Dressage
History-Horse Racing
History-Side Saddle
History-Team Chase
History-Fox Hunting
Warmblood ''Breeds''
The Trakehner
Irish Sport Horse
Brand Marks
Breeding Explained
Using AI
Extracting Semen
Embryo Transfer
Cloning Horses
Feeding of Foals
Foal Foot Care
Broodmare Care
Veteran Care
Anatomy Index
Ageing a Horse
Stay Apparatus
Mud Fever
Handling a Horse
Flat Work
Saddle Fitting
Horse Animations
Friends of Greenacres
Ashby & Orton RC
Contact Us
Site Map




            Greenacres Stud is a member of the British Show Jumping Association and the Trakehner Breeders Fraternity      
              Breeders of Part Bred Trakehner Warmblood Show Jumping Horses