Class, Gelding

General characters

Form. - Light, lean, lithe and muscular; long-legged, short in back; having general appearance indicative of extreme activity.

Quality. — Extreme refinement of symmetrical and clean-cut features, showing every requirement of strength, endurance, style, and grace; skin thin and pliable, showing veins plainly; hair fine; mane and tail fine and long ; bone possessing plenty of substance but great refinement; tendons clean, strong, and sharply defined.

Constitution. — Generous and symmetrical development; an expression of great nervous energy; action spirited ; heart-girth large; floor of chest full; barrel well rounded and moderately deep; hind flanks properly developed; eyes full, bright, and clear; nostrils large ; bone possessing abundant substance as well as refinement.

Scale of points

Perfect Score

1.   Weight, -------lb.; corrected -------lb.

2.   Height,-------hands ; corrected-------hands.........        2

3.   Action, walk: long, fast, elastic, straight and regular; trot: rapid, regular, straight..................       15

4.   Temperament, spirited, energetic, and tractable ........        5

5.   Skin, thin, pliable, showing veins plainly; coat fine, soft, bright . .        3

6.   Head, correct proportionate size, well carried ; features clean cut; profile straight...................        2

9. Forehead, broad and full...............        2

12.   Neck, well muscled, arched, throatlatch fine ; windpipe large ...        2

13.   Shoulder, long, sloping, smooth, extending into back......        3

15.   Forearm, long, wide, clean, well muscled..........        2

16.   Knees, straight, wide, deep, strong, clean, strongly supported ...        4

17.   Cannons, short, clean, wide ; tendons large, clean, and prominent .        2

19.   Pasterns, long, sloping, strong, clean...........        3

20.   Fore feet, medium size, even and sound ; horn dense and waxy; soles concave; bars strong and full; frogs large and elastic ; heels wide, one-half length of toe ; vertical to ground.........        6

22.   Chest, deep, low, girth large..............        3

23.    Ribs, deep, well sprung, closely coupled..........        2

24.   Back, short, broad, strong, muscular...........        2

25.   Loins, short, broad, thickly muscled...........        2

27.   Hips, smooth, wide and level..............        2

28.    Croup, long, wide, muscular, not drooping.........        2

30.   Thighs, deep, broad, strong, muscular...........        3

32.   Stifles, strong, clean, muscular.............        2

33.    Gaskins, long, wide, muscular..............        3

34.   Hocks, large, strong, wide, deep, clean, well set........        7

35.    Cannons, short, clean, wide ; tendons large, clean, and prominent .        2

37.   Pasterns, strong, sloping, springy, clean..........        3

38.   Hind feet, medium size, even, sound ; horn dense, waxy; soles concave ; bars strong, full; frogs large, elastic ; heels wide .... 4