Watch an introduction to Arabian horse conformation from Arabian Horse Association Past President Cynthia Richardson.

About This Video

Arabian Horse Association Past President Cynthia Richardson discusses how the ancient Arabian horse’s conformation is linked to its endurance. She also analyzes desirable conformation traits and gives tips on spotting faults such as sway back and cow-hocked legs.

To learn more about Arabian horses, please visit the Arabian Horse Association and US Equestrian’s Arabian horse page.

Key Principles:

  • Head and Neck
  • Body
  • Mane and Tail

About The Expert

Cynthia Richardson
Cynthia Richardson
Past President, Arabian Horse Association

Cynthia Richardson is Past President of the Arabian Horse Association and has participated in a wide range of activities associated with the breed, from breeding and showing to racing. With more than 40 years of experience, Richardson is an owner, breeder, trainer, and distance rider, and she also has served as a National/Regional-level Arabian judge since 1985. She has received the AHA’s President’s Award, National Volunteer Award, Director’s Award, and the 2017 USEF Sallie B. Wheeler Award Recipient.