CONFORMATION ANAL­Y­SIS

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Conformation anal­y­sis of closely re­lated Phalaris–Mr. Prospec­tor colts, pic­tured as 3 year olds.

The av­er­ages in the ta­ble above are cal­cu­lated for six 3 year olds of Phalaris–Mr. Prospec­tor breed­ing, com­pared to Man o’ War. As with the 2 year olds, horses at this stage of phys­i­cal ma­tu­rity dif­fer most in to­tal fore­limb length, but af­ter an ad­di­tional year of de­vel­op­ment, by an even larger mar­gin in to­tal hind limb length. While the for­mer pre­dicts a gal­loper’s for­ward “reach,” the latter quan­ti­fies the amount of an­gu­la­tion in the hind limbs. The 3-year-old Man o’ War dif­fers more from the Phalaris-breds than he did as a 2 year old; the first two per­cent­ages in the right­hand col­umn show that Man o’ War is longer-bod­ied (or “stands over more ground”) than the Phalaris-breds. On the other hand, the Phalaris-breds av­er­age longer in the fore­limb than Man o’ War. Other dif­fer­ences to note are Man o’ War’s pro­por­tion­ally shorter head, neck and back (all re­lat­ing to the conformation of the spine).

AMER­I­CAN PHAROAH FROSTED JUS­TIFY MATERIALITY TENCENDUR BRAVAZO

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