In contrast to the interior , an exterior is the exterior, the outside or the external appearance. The word entered German usage in Goethe's time and is synonymous with the French word extérieur , which comes from the Latin term exterior .
In the livestock industry , the term technically describes the external shape of an animal or the body shape of an animal with regard to “assessment and valuation” .
The exterior is determined together with the interior in the breed standards for breeding. In the case of work animals, it determines the intended use, i.e. for which work a breed or an individual animal is suitable, e.g. B. with the horse as a draft or riding animal.