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Emotional Conformation P-Type: Making the Grade
Add value to your investment options by having your Sire or Broodmare P-Typed & profiled for Emotional Conformation, an invaluable tool of information that works cohesively with your pedigree short list whether you're considering mating options, developing individual training protocols or seeking the best options pre-purchase. P-Type: Scouting the hidden talent.

Emotional Genetics are Revealed in the Emotional Conformation of the Horse
Pedigree efforts alone, while extremely vital, are primarily concerned with the physical genetics of the equine athlete, the Physical Conformation. Now you can enhance this information with an Emotional Conformation, a grade-score indicated by the P-Type. A study of the horses' individual behavioral tendencies lends itself toward a deeper understanding of the driving force behind the physical machine. Physical Genetics are only part of the story; it is the latent tendencies of behavior that complete the equine athlete. Emotional Conformation can establish family behavioral markers which can be used in the evaluation processes well beyond mating considerations. Behavioral tendencies within the equine psyche are the emergent property signatures that can only be nurtured when understood. Herd dynamics and the mental aspect of the equine are underutilized, yet powerful allies in the advancement of the athlete.

Hybrid-Reality: Atavism
Consider the Physical Genetics handed down the breeding line as a gene pool rather like a baseball team with a roster of 15 individual players. Out of the 15 individual players only 9 can be on the field at any given time. These 9 represent for the entire team; they are the Emotional Conformation controlling the physical make-up of the whole. Nature's law, the rules of atavism: In hybrid or impure animals, traits are passed on completely independent from each other. Thus we can easily understand the important role that is played by the Emotional Conformation of the horse, for distance aptitude can be found within.

When we seek to apply Emotional Conformation to mating we must remember that breeding for behavior requires an established profile for either the Sire or the Broodmare, after which a mate can be sought to suite the desired projection or likely foal tendencies. The highest probability of success requires considering/combining both Physical and Emotional genetics.

Evaluations can be most efficacious when working off the short list provided by the owner or pedigree consultant, for both mating prospects as well as pre-purchase evaluations.

Understanding the P-Type Grade
P-Type grading system will embrace first a letter, either A or B, lower case or upper case, or a combination of both, which indicates the level of focus agility. Focus agility is the level of natural ability of the horse to interpret stimulus while in motion, their P-Type is the interpretation of these naturally occurring tendencies and is short for Personality Propensity Typing. The lettering system starts at the lowest level of naturally occurring agility and projects upward to embrace the ability for protracted focus, example: a = short term focus agility, A = moderate levels of focus agility, Ab = mid-level or average focus agility, b = above average focus agility and lastly, B = a protracted and naturally well developed focus agility. When the athlete has similar ability in two areas a combination of letters indicates this; example, bB indicates very good focus agility from above average to protracted capacity. Relative to time-in-motion, P-Type a is indicative of a sprinter, P-Type Ab would indicate the classic miler, P-Type B then is indicative of the routing mentality.

It is possible though somewhat uncommon that some horses are naturally inclined to excel at any level of required focus, which then is indicated by a P-Type AB.

The letter indicator will be followed by a designated number with plus or minus signs (where required) in parenthesis which are used to measure incrementally the level of potential within the revealed tendencies. These numbers which range from 1- (lowest) up to 5+ (highest), in combination with the emergent properties and focus agility are reflective of the total measured Emotional Conformation of the horse. Your horse's score will look like this: P-Type B(3+).

*Note: All equine Emotional Conformation's are scored and measured the same be it for breeding selection, pre-purchase or active training evaluations; the inherent behavioral tendencies of the horse is the foundation from which all else is built. The mental capacity of the equine controls the physical output of the athlete.

Mating Recommendations & Breeding Guide
The following examples are taken from the standpoint that the Sire is first interviewed, or evaluated & P-Typed for their Emotional Conformation. Because there are a wide range of enumerated incremental levels possible, the examples below are devoid of the parenthesized numbers with plus and minus. However it is important to note that the number of the Broodmare be equal to or greater than the number of the Sire. Example: if Sire P-Typed at (3), Broodmare recommendations would be P-Types at (3 or above)

  • Sire P-Type a recommended mating with Mare P-Types Ab or b — Projection P-Type A
  • Sire P-Type aA with Mare P-Types bB or B — Projection P-Types A or Ab
  • Sire P-Type A with Mare P-Types Ab, b or AB — Projection P-Types b or Ab
  • Sire P-Type Ab with Mare P-Type bB — Projection P-Type b
  • Sire P-Type b with Mare P-Types Ab or b — Projection P-Types b or bB
  • Sire P-Type bB with Mare P-Type A — Projection P-Types b or B
  • Sire P-Type B with Mare P-Types A or b — Projection P-Types Ab or bB
  • Sire P-Type AB with Mare P-Type Ab — Projection P-Types B or AB

Focus agility is the determining factor that allows physical ability to be fulfilled. Thus, the signature marker for distance aptitude is any P-Type b and above. Any species that adapts well is a species reliant on continued advancement by emergent properties. Applying an element of natural selection in verbal-equation can be explained as follows: Emergent Properties of the female, identifiable as the Emotional Conformation within the GHD (Group Herd Dynamic) serve to advance and allow development of the latent Now Properties of the male, identifiable as the Emotional Conformation within the IHD (Individual Herd Dynamic). GHD into IHD = projected foal tendencies that can be nurtured and developed.

Emotional Conformation; know it, nurture it, breed it, train it.
Emotional Conformation, psychological profiling and graded P-Typing has a wide variety of uses: From Human to Horse, learn to win, from within...

Pre-Purchase Evaluations: The added information provided by an evaluation that indicates Emotional Conformation & P-Type is invaluable and provides the extra-information for investment decisions. In short, who is the pilot of that magnificent airplane? Both active Training Protocol & Convalescence Protocols can be designed to fit the individual needs of the horse. The individualized information revealed in the Emotional Conformation provides a solid foundation for the advancement of the horse in both health and competitive survivalism.

Emotional Conformation & Jockey/Rider: Handing the Jockey a psychological profile of the athlete he or she is about to board offers an intrepid competitive edge just as it does for the trainer. Nuances and other naturally occurring tendencies within the behavioral make-up of the horse can be readily identified and even anticipated. Knowing if your horse is naturally a stair-climber or sling-shot athlete while in motion, knowing the depth of the focus ability and any number of other latent tendencies of the athlete delivers a competitive edge above and beyond others in the field that lack this knowledge; information that can be offensive or defensive in performance strategy.

Emotional Conformation, protect your investment.
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