Setting the horse’s head, setting the legs
Resolution – a small turn of the horse’s head to the right or left, so that the rider can see half of its eye. Achieved by the action of reins and shanks. It is used in the arena when performing turns, races, volts and side movements.
Setting the feet – a set of individual features of the support and the relative position of the horse’s legs. It is determined at the moment when the horse is standing still, evenly leaning on all 4 limbs.
In a normal setting, the legs stand vertically, the distance between the right and left legs in each pair is approximately the same throughout the height.
The most common misalignment of the front legs: blurring, clubfoot, divergence, convergence, setback (forward from the vertical), substitutionality (back from the vertical under the body).
Defects in the setting of the hind legs: x-shape (hock joints are close together), o-shape (hock joints are spread, hooves are close together), substitutionality, saber-like, and set-back.
In addition, the setting of the front and back legs may be abnormally wide or Vice versa narrow. Incorrect positioning of the legs negatively affects the movement of the horse.