Conformation is the overall shape and structure of a horse evaluated by looking at the horse's bone structure, muscles, and body proportions.
Good conformation starts with the bones - 205 bones make up the equine skeleton.
The horse skeletal structure is held together with ligaments, tendons, and muscles.
Check out our recent posts below throughout the season to learn more about the structure and parts of the horse (its anatomy) and the functions of those parts (its physiology). Select “Read More” below to see all our Anatomy/Physiology blog posts.