Basic tips to evaluate a horse
(Next step, tips to evaluate horse's each portion more closely)
- Health and dignity
Bright eyes, glossy skins are curious attitude are the signs that good horses often have.
Horse's dignity is determined by horse's health.
- Balance of the body
Horse's body should be well-balanced.
The horse should be symmetry when being looked at both from front and side.
- Body line
Good horses often have smooth body lines.
Degrees of jaw, head, shoulder, buttock and hock.
- Imperfection and defects
How much inperfection or defects of the horse affect its physical performence?
Activeness and smoothness can be seen when the good horse walks.
The horses that trusts its handler and behaves steadily are often good.
Bad behavior should be noticed.