Studies on the conformation and related traits of Standardbred trotters in Sweden. V. Relationships between the conformation and performance of 4-year old Standardbred trotters

Thafvelin, B.; Magnusson, L.

Journal of Animal Breeding & Genetics 107(2): 135-148


An objective method is initially presented for measuring the conformation on the live horse and from photographs with the assistance of 25 reference points. The main material for the study consisted of 500 4-year old Standardbred trotters in professional training at 8 harness tracks in Sweden. The variation in conformation of the examined trotters is described.