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).
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