Horse Sense
"A good horse will bring a bad jockey over line, but it’s harder 
for a good jockey to bring a bad horse over the line" – Irish Saying

Many factors go into making a Kentucky Derby race horse. A great race horse needs to have a balanced, athletic conformation (physical shape) and a long, smooth stride. The horse also needs to have presence and personality, to be confident and give the appearance of being in control. There may be no such thing as a perfect horse, but there are clearly some important physical attributes that make a successful race horse.
Ears
Forehead
Eye
Nostrils
Muzzle
Throatlatch
Neck
Shoulder
Point of Shoulder
Chest
Elbow
Forearm
Knee
Loin
Croup
Hindquarters
Point of Hip
Flank
Stifle
Tail
Gaskin
Hock
Crest
Withers
Back
Girth
Chestnut

Barrel
Hoof
Cannon
Fetlock
Coronet
Pastern
 
(Roll-Over or Click body parts to see descriptions)