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thoroughbred conformation racehorse levering
thoroughbred conformation racehorse levering
thoroughbred conformation racehorse levering
thoroughbred conformation racehorse levering
thoroughbred conformation racehorse levering
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EQUINE LEVERING for the RACEHORSE

 

A collection of works by Horsegears.

Combining nature and scientific levering to the athletic horse.

Develop 'an eye for a horse'. Applying Levering to the Racehorse.

 
The book explains: the rules that determine a horse's levering; how levering applies to the racehorse; & the unique levering traits of varied racehorse types such as sprinters, stayers etc. Furthermore it discusses how levering relates to ability, distance gearing, yearling selection, traditional conformation, performance, breeding, stride length/type, racing conditions, etc.

With the many contradictions involved with traditional text book conformation, the author has set about researching equine conformation from scratch. This has been accomplished with specific software developed for the purpose, with the intention of not only identifying desired traits, but further analyzing the not so perfect traits, that often provide hidden benefits. The author has assessed thousands of horses for owners, trainers etc, and has applied his knowledge in a practical way for the horse person. This information relates form to function, & goes beyond the traditional text book, taking both the reader & equine analysis into the realm of levering.

The book is not about Veterinary, straight, or the classic text book show horse conformation.

It includes detailed chapters & references to barrel racers & endurance horses, explaining their unique levering traits that provide agility, efficiency etc. Every horse person can learn from the varied race types, and re-apply this knowledge back to their own discipline.

All the major bones, joints & proportions are discussed, including their effects on levering. This is an eye opener, thought provoking and at times controversial. An open thinking mind and keen interest in the racehorse is required.

Lots of photos help the learning process. Ideal for the person who takes an active part in racehorse selection, or who wishes to increase their conformation knowledge or confidence.

The book is a collaborated collection of works by the author. As some chapters have initially been published as 'standalone articles', the basics of levering are cross referenced, although from slightly varied viewpoints which effectively covers all angles.

 

"Ross Brunt’s take on conformation is like a breath of fresh air. Sometimes controversial, but never bland, his articles in 'Breeding&Racing' are among the most popular and well received. Capable of cutting through hyperbole to simple mechanics in layman’s terms, Brunt has combined his years of analysis to produce an excellent publication.” “Equine Conformation for the Racehorse is a treasure-trove for both new and seasoned buyers alike, and a publication every trainer should have in their office.” “Brunt’s book clearly demonstrates that when it comes to conformation one can’t make a silk purse from a sow’s ear. Breeding&Racing magazine.

"If you want to understand how levering and conformation can assist the equine athlete this book is a must read!" - Horsewyse magazine.

Questions & answers

  • Is conformation more important than breeding? - Breeding plays an important role in determining a racehorses realised success, as does 'will to win', upbringing, training etc. However, although conformation is just one part of the jigsaw, it should not be ignored.

  • Will conformation traits provide me definitive answers about a racehorse? – No, but it can be used as a valuable guide when assessing a racehorse's potential ability and preferences.

  • If I read this book will I be an expert at selecting yearlings? - No, although your potential to purchase both value horses must improve. It also provides a solid base of knowledge that you can then build on.

  • But many winners have poor conformed limbs? - This book is not about correct Veterinary type conformation, rather it deals with the effects of levering.

 

Do you know?.........

 

1. How a short shoulder blade may help the sprinter?

2. How a short pelvis may help the stayer?

4. How traits that many consider as standard flaws can work in the racehorse's favour?

5. What the timing of the growth spurts are, which can provide false impressions of a potential stayer or sprinter?

6. How the much preferred sloping shoulder can hinder racehorses, depending on how it collates with the horses overall conformation?

7. How in a well balanced ‘type’ racehorse, a certain type of hind ideally matches short fore pasterns?

8. How certain bone structure variations may help horses handle wet or dry tracks?

9. How each joint angle, bone length affects a racehorse?

10. And much more besides.

 

If you answered mostly yes to the above or the questions pose no interest to you, you have no need for this book. Alternatively if you wish to learn about the basics of functional racehorse conformation and the how and why’s of the above this book may be for you.

 

Many chapters on varied subjects such as.


1. Distance gearing - An introduction
2. Distance gearing - Sprinters, middle distance and stayers
3. Distance gearing - Further findings
4. Conformation illusions - Nature comes up trumps
5. The forequarters - Debunking the myths
6. Hindquarters - More than power
7. Gears theory - A modern take on racehorse selection
8. Stride length - A myth exposed?
9. Sprinters shoulder - More than meets the eye
10. Athlete or runner - Can all Olympians run fast?
11. Long striders - Champions or duds?
12. Conformation performance breeding - Run with the strengths
13. Racehorse power - Strength and speed
14. The 'type' racehorse - Natures hidden benefits
15. Weight & racing conditions - Affect on levering and power.
16. Soundness For a purpose
17. The weight carrier
18. The topline - A racehorse contradiction
19. Wet track theory
20. The middle distance galloper and the elusive jumper
21. Dead weight - The mystery with an upside
22. Secretariat - Not quite the perfect horse
23. Gallop - Stride phases and  breakdowns
24. Yearling selection - Growth spurts
25. What makes a Champion

26. Barrel racer - Two unique types
27. Quarter Horse - Running or stock
28. Arabian endurance - Unique physique

 

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Equine levering for the Racehorse

 

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