Research Article

Scoring system modification of chosen elements in saddle variant of Polish Konik horse performance test

Iwona Janczarek, Michał Pluta, Adrianna Paszkowska

Departament of Horse Breeding and Use, University of Life Science in Lublin, Akademicka 13, 20-950 Lublin, Poland

Abstract. The aim of the study was to elaborate a new scoring system of chosen elements in performance test of Polish Konik horse. In the analysis, 42 horses were included. Test scores of two approaches were statistically elaborated: of the system in force and obtained on the basis of new intervals divided according to their mean values and SD. Multifactorial analysis of variance and T-Tukey test were performed. Low variation of individual performance test scores suggests a necessity for modification of the score system in force. The necessity also results from the change of score level in effect of using the new scoring system. The method of estimating the following traits is particularly controversial: behaviour, step length in walk, return of breath frequency to standard and effort test which belong to elements usually maximally scored. In consequence, they do not function as selection criteria.

Keywords: Polish Konik horses, riding attempt, scoring

 

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Received: 29 Apr 2017

Published online: 27 Oct 2017

Accesses: 585

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Janczarek, I., Pluta, M., Paszkowska, A., (2017). Scoring system modification of chosen elements in saddle variant of Polish Konik horse performance test. Acta Sci. Pol. Zootechnica, 16(3), 11–18. DOI: 10.21005/asp.2017.16.3.02.