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Confidence Ratings Key


So now that you have results on your horses' genetic findings, how reliable or accurate is each trait/marker?  We have included ratings for each individual trait and result.  The ratings scale is based on:  Years of research and number of animals studied, the quality of the references and scientific studies, any further verifiable data and validated results.

FOUR HORSESHOES:  High confidence, findings reproduced in multiple studies.





THREE HORSESHOES:  Reasonable confidence, findings reproduced in some studies.





TWO HORSESHOES:  Cautious optimism; findings require multiple studies and further validation.





ONE HORSESHOE:  Discovery stage - experimental and requires further study and owner feedback!





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