The term “conformation” refers to how a horse is built. For Example: The Missouri Fox Trotter should be between fourteen and sixteen hands in height. The neck should be graceful, in proportion to the length of the body, and well-joined at its base. The head should be well-shaped, with neat, pointed ears, a tapered muzzle, and large, intelligent eyes. The back should be reasonably short and strong, with a deep and well-ribbed torso. The shoulders should be properly sloped and well-muscled.