in my growing collection of Horse Books and by watching what horses place in "halter" or "in hand" classes at shows.
Since Pippi is a Paint, her conformation follows that of the Quarter Horse (right? LOL). Here is the Standard for Conformation for the AQHA:
Hope that is legible. If not you can see a better version here: http://americashorsedaily.com/conformation-standards-rclp/
After doing all this reading and studying, I have no idea what makes good conformation and what does not. But I will keep looking and reading and learning.
Does Pippi have good conformation? Heck if I know. LOL