How It Moves

In the first article of this series (The Horse of June 1995, page 21), I went on at some length about how much one could expect to predict performance based on the examination and evaluation of conformation. I tried to make it clear that,

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The late James R. Rooney, DVM, was Professor Emeritus of the Gluck Equine Research Center, Department of Veterinary Science, at the University of Kentucky. Rooney was a 1949 graduate of Dartmouth College with a bachelor’s degree in English drama; a 1952 graduate of New York State Veterinary College at Cornell University; and a Diplomate, Emeritus, of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. Rooney authored more than 100 articles and books on diseases and locomotion of horses, including: Biomechanics of Lameness in Horses, The Lame Horse, Clinical Neurology of the Horse, Autopsy of the Horse, and Mechanics of the Horse.

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