Keeping in mind I breed Irish horses...I think this is beautiful. Won't be everyone's cup of tea but I prefer a longer head and ear than most with a large expressive eye. More "handsome" than "pretty" I guess
Ainninn House Stud
Irish Draughts and Connemaras
Co. Westmeath, Ireland
wow - what a bunch of really pretty foals.
I really liked my '05 filly's head and my Toronto filly this year has a head I like.
They are very different but both pleasant. The Toronto filly photo is by Reg Corkum.
Last edited by genevieveg17; Nov. 2, 2006 at 08:06 PM.
I actually think all my Sempatico foals have lovely heads. Hope and Symphony(aka Faith) are out of the same dam who also has a lovely head. The fourth photo is of Joy, who is also by Sempatico. That is not the best picture of her head, I need to try to get a better one. Lastly, not a foal picture, (I didn't breed her so I don't have one) but one of my favorite heads of all time, Rio. (It's the the greatest shot, but you get the idea). Sorry the foals aren't all head shots, I have to get a good head shots of Faith and Joy. At the moment they are so in my pocket it's hard to get them, unless you want a fish-eye photo ofthem sticking their noses in the lense.
As for why heads are so important...I've heard people say the phrase, "you don't ride the head", but I DO have to look at it all day, so I really try to have pretty heads. I think a pretty head gives an elegance to a foal and of course, that makes it more saleable.