Herewith are given sample score-cards for different species and classes of animals. For score-cards of the breeds see Vol. III, Cyclo. Amer.

Agr. (from which most of the following cards, by F. B. Mumford, are taken): Draft-horse score-card

Class, Gelding General characters

Form. - Broad, massive, blocky, low-down, compact and symmetrical. Scale large for the age.

Parts of the Horse

Fig. 9. - Parts of the horse. 1, muzzle ; 2, nostrils ; 3, face ; 4, eye ; 5. forehead ; 6, ear; 7, neck ; 8, crest; 9. withers ; 10, back, 11, loin ; 12, hip ; 13, croup ; 14, tail; 15, thigh ; 16, quarter; 17, gaskin or lower thigh ; 18, hock ; 19, stifle ; 20, flank ; 21, ribs ; 22, tendons; 23, fetlocks ; 24, pastern ; 25, foot; 26, heel of foot; 27, canon ; 28, knee ; 29, forearm ; 30, chest; 31, arm ; 32, shoulder; 33, throatlatch ; A, thoroughpin; B, curb; C, bog and blood spavin ; D, bone spavin ; E, splint; F, windgall; G, cappel elbow ; H, poll-evil. (Cyclo. Amer. Agric.)

Quality. — General refinement of clean-cut and symmetrical features; bone clean, large, and strong ; skin and hair fine ; tendons clean, sharply defined, and prominent.

Constitution. — Generous and symmetrical development; lively carriage ; ample heart-girth, capacity of barrel and depth of flanks; eyes, full, bright and clear; nostrils large and flexible ; absence of grossness or undue refinement.

Scale of points                         

Perfect Score

1.   Height, estimated ------ hands; corrected ------ hands.

2.   Weight, estimated------lb.; corrected------lb.; score according to age and condition.................      10

3.   Action, walk: rapid, springy, regular, straight; trot: free, balanced, straight....................      15

4.   Temperament, energetic, tractable............        3

5.   Head, proper proportionate size ; well carried ; profile straight . .        1

6.   Muzzle neat; nostrils large, flexible ; lips thin, even, firm ....        1

7.   Eyes, bright, clear, full, both same color..........        1

8.   Forehead, broad, full.................        1

9.   Ears, medium size, well carried.............        1

10.   Lower jaw, angles wide, well muscled...........        1

11.   Neck, well-muscled, arched; throat-latch fine; wind-pipe large . .        2

12.   Shoulder, moderately sloping, smooth, snug, extending into back . .        3

13.   Arm, short, strongly muscled, thrown back.........        1

14.   Forearm, long, wide, clean, heavily muscled . . ........        2

15.   Knees, straight, wide, deep, strong, clean......... .        2

16.   Fore cannons, short, wide, clean ; tendons clean, well defined, prominent 2

17.   Fetlocks, wide, straight, strong, clean . . . ........        1

18.   Pasterns, moderately sloping; strong, clean.........        3

19.   Fore feet, large, even size ; sound ; horn dense, waxy; soles concave; bars strong, full; frogs large, elastic ; heels wide, one-half length of toe, vertical to ground...............        8

20.   Chest, deep, wide ; breast bone low; girth large.......        2

21.   Ribs, deep, well sprung; closely ribbed to hip........        2

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

23.   Loins, short, wide, thickly muscled............        2

24.   Barrel, deep, flanks full................        2

25.   Hips, broad, smooth, level, well muscled..........        2

26.   Croup, wide, heavily muscled, not too drooping.......        2

27.   Thighs, deep, broad, muscular.............        3

28.   Quarters, plump with muscle, deep............        2

29.   Stifles, large, strong, muscular, clean...........        2

30.   Gaskins, long, wide, clean, heavily muscled.........        2

31.   Hocks, large, strong, wide, deep, clean, well set........        8

32.   Hind cannons, short, wide, clean; tendons clean, well defined ...        2

33.   Fetlocks, wide, straight, strong, clean...........        1

34.   Pasterns, moderately sloping, strong, clean.........        2

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

Total......................    100