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Breeding Goals

The stallion Sproti from Langhúsum, that got 1. prize for conformation as a 3 year old.
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  • Some about evaluations
  • Weight of each quality
  • Rules regarding showing at evaluations The breeding goals for the individual characters of the Icelandic horseAs set by Fagráð í hrossarækt (The Icelandic Horse Breeding Committee).CONFIRMATION
  • Head (höfuð)
  • Neck and shoulders/withers (háls og herðar)
  • Back and croup/loin (bak og lend)
  • Proportions (samræmi)
  • Legs (fótagerð)
  • Correctness (straightness) of legs (réttleiki)
  • Hooves (hófar)
  • Mane and tail (prúðleiki) RIDING QUALITIES
  • Tolt (Tölt)
  • Trot(Brokk)
  • Pace (Skeið)
  • Canter/gallop (Stökk)
  • Walk
  • Willingness/goeyness/temperament (vilji/geðslag).
  • Appearance under rider (fegurð í reið). Much of the information here is based on the book “Studhorse judging and studshows” (Búnaðarfélag Íslands 1992).