Christian Schacht is a veterinarian, a licensed dressage, eventing, and international show jumping judge, and the breeding director of the International Sporthorse Registry.
"There are innumerable books on horse conformation, but this one
stands out because of author Christian Schacht's perspective.
Schacht revies each part of the horse's body, detailing the
biomechanics, ideal angles and training and management strategies
to compensate for conformational deficiencies." --"Practical
"My wait for this book was well worth it. ... [I]t is going to become a classic because of its clarity and its approach. ... What I learned has made my eye sharper; I observe myself quickly able to see the good, the bad, and the impossible." --Mary Daniels, "Dressage Today"
"This book is intended by the author to help the expert with accurate description, the breeder with the selection of a mare's mate, the veterinarian with easier diagnoses, and the judge to recognize the 'ideal.'"--"Lone Star Horse Report"
"Christian Schacht shares his knowledge in this incredibly detailed and educational manual of conformation. ... Whether you are breeding for the sport horse disciplines or trying to find a competitive prospect, this book is a valuable reference guide." --"Equine Journal"