Aspiring Vet

Members should have a working knowledge of conformation and what conformational faults can cause lameness problems. They should understand the difference between lameness, unsoundness and blemishes.

Members should attend a clinic with an equine vet or experienced conformation judge, etc. and view a number of horses with conformational problems. They should learn how to check for lameness or unsoundness, possible treatments and the limitations of horses with unsoundness problems.

Members could write a report or give a presentation on their own horse or one in their barn, discussing its conformation and how this might lead to problems or suit it for a specific type of work. Strengths as well as weaknesses should be pointed out.