How did you learn conformation?
Do some people just not have an eye for it?
I've been somewhat working on "judging" conformation for years. It's something I've always been bad at and have tried to improve. I've taken classes where it's part of the curriculum, read books, watched videos online, talked to trainers, and I still don't see it.
Now if a horse has something REALLY wrong with him (extra long back, terrible pasterns, downhill build, I usually pick it out. Some minor issues I might even be able to tell you "that horse just doesn't look right." But when it comes to comparing a set a functional animals... fugetaboutit!
For example, every time I get my Practical Horseman magazine, I immediately flip to the Conformation Clinic and make my choices. Today I got them completely backwards! (My 1 was her 3, my 3 her 1.) :uhoh: